The Jamaican Football Federation has plans to develop 1.8 hectares (4.4 acres) of land into a national soccer academy, primarily for the youth national teams. It looks to be something like the residential and training centers in the USA and Trinidad & Tobago. The first phase will construct the administrative and residential buildings and is expected to take 7 months. The next phase will build playing fields, including a 5000-seat stadium on the grounds. It is an ambitious project, and will make a significant contribution toward improving the football infrastructure on the island.
The academy will be located in Munro, in St. Elizabeth parish. It's the same parish where my parents are from, but on the southeast corner. It's a very beautiful, and very isolated, part of the country.