Kerry Lee Ricketts

A Medical and Sport Massage Therapist and Athletic Trainer, Kerry is no stranger to the world of sport in Jamaica. He has worked and is collaobating  with some of Jamaica’s  leading Medical Practitioners throughout the sporting Diaspora on assignments with national track and field teams, the West Indies and Jamaica cricket teams, teams of Jamaica’s National Football Premier League, Swim Jamaica and athletes from several clubs and high schools.

He is currently at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, where he is engaged as the sole therapist for all the sporting faculties and the U.W.I. Sports Medicine Clinic led by Dr Akshai Mansingh .

An IAAF accredited Level 2 Coach (UK Athletics), his achievements are notable

Special Achievements

National Jumps Coach and Therapist 2011 Pan American Championships and World University Games

Coaching Achievements

Athlete’s name: Chanice Porter

Manchester High. Current World Youth Gold medallist in long jump and Bronze medallist in high Jump; many times Carifta Gold medallist; current world number 1 World junior long jumper; .double medalist at Jamaica’s national boys and girls high schools championships; and current record holder Class 2 and 1 for both long jump and high jump (2010 & 2011 and 2012)

Athlete’s name: Darrel Garwood

Three times national senior high jump champion, 2009,2010 and 2011; and a national representative at Commonwealth Games, Pan American and CAC Games

Athlete’s Name: Opal James

Double medalist at the National Boys & Girls High School Championships 2007 – 2008 and medalist at the  Carifta Games at long and triple jumps

Athlete’s name: Rochelle Farquharson

Double medallist at the  National Boys and Girls Championships and medalist at the Carifta Games Long & Triple jumps

At the  University of the West Indies/Racers Track Club Kerry is responsible for:

  • Writing and executing fitness programs for the university many sporting disciplines.
  • Preparing athletes for Inter-College Championships and for the U.W.I Games, and national championship trials.
  • Conducting sports and recovery massage treatments
  • Engaging in physical therapy
  • Writing individual athlete evaluation reports

In his former years, 2007- 2008 at St Elizabeth Technical High School, he was the school’s high jump coach as well as the massage therapist and gym instructor for the Headley Cup cricket championship and team.

During 2002- 2006 he was the Stella Sports Associate Coach (sprints and field events) and from 1997 – 2000 he worked part time at the Cannons Health Centre as a massage therapist and gym instructor.

Kerry, a member of the Paralympian Movement with vision and on a mission.

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