ISSA strengthens transfer rules

October 4, 2018 8:57 PM

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ISSA strengthens transfer rules

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) the body that runs high school sports in the country has taken a big step towards restricting recruiting of students/athletes from others schools, with news rules that are set to come into effect as of January 1st 2019, OBSERVER ONLINE was told.

The rule, which will also affect students moving to 12th and 13th grades, says that only three students who play cricket or football and who transfers to a new school would be able to be registered at any one time.

Track and field teams will be restricted to six for boys and eight for girls as only two athletes per class who transferred to the schools will be allowed to compete at the ISSA National High School Championships.

According to a well-placed source, the sweeping moves were unanimously voted on at a meeting held in Kingston on Wednesday and will see tougher restrictions placed on the number of recruited athletes who will be allowed to compete.


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