Interim cycling coach to target grassroots talent

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Jordan Forte

Newly re-appointed interim national cycling coach Carlton Simmonds says he will be targetting grassroots development as he seeks to improve the sport in the country.

Simmonds will serve in his second stint as coach after recently being appointed by interim president Dennis Chung who replaced Kirk Kinnikin at the elections held at the end of last month. Simmonds says his vision is to get youngsters involved in the sport from the grassroots level.

One of the exciting young talents Simmonds will be trying to develop is Brandon Reid who has already started working with the man who has been guiding Jamaica's top cyclist Marloe Rodman. Interim president Chung has also fully endorsed Simmonds' plan.

Chung also says the federation has identified, and are in talks over land which can be used for a new velodrome, a welcome sign for Simmonds. 

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