Historic Achievement - UWI Students Shine at 2024 Hockey 5s World Cup

Athletes in Photo: Kevon Reid, Shemar Gordon and Rasheed Johnston

In a momentous occasion for Jamaica's sporting history, the University of the West Indies (UWI) takes great pride in recognising the exemplary performance of its students at the 2024 Hockey 5s World Cup held in Muscat, Oman. This extraordinary feat not only signifies Jamaica's debut in a Hockey World Cup but also underlines the pivotal role played by the UWI students in achieving such remarkable success.

    Under the leadership of Co-captain Christopher Reid, a former UWI student who exudes both talent and leadership qualities, the Jamaican team showcased unwavering determination and extraordinary skill throughout the tournament. One cannot overlook the exceptional goalkeeping prowess of Rasheed Johnston, whose formidable presence and remarkable saves ensured a strong defensive foundation for the team. In addition, Kevon Reid stamped his name in history becoming the first player for Jamaica to score at a hockey world cup. Kevon Reid alongside Shemar Gordon exhibited their offensive brilliance by scoring a combined total of seven goals, mesmerizing spectators with their skill and strategic play. Tuseef Graham's unwavering commitment and tenacity towards the team further improved the team's overall performance, asserting his significance as an asset.

    Despite facing formidable opponents, the UWI students exhibited unparalleled resolve and perseverance, commanding admiration and respect from both fans and competitors alike. Their unwavering determination, coupled with their relentless pursuit of excellence, not only brought immense pride to their university but also helped to elevate the status of Jamaica in the global hockey community.

    As the UWI community celebrates this historic achievement, we wholeheartedly extend our warmest congratulations to Rasheed Johnston (BSc. Sport Kinetics), Kevon Reid (BSc Economics), Shemar Gordon (BSc Psychology), Tuseef Graham (BSc Computer Science), and Christopher Reid (graduate BSc International Relations) for their outstanding representation of Jamaica at the 2024 Hockey 5s World Cup. Their remarkable accomplishments go beyond individual success, serving as an inspiration to future generations of athletes and shedding light on the boundless potential within our university and our nation.  Both Shemar and Christopher were scholarship athletes.

    This historic milestone sets the stage for stronger athletic programs within UWI, nurturing the aspirations of young athletes who endeavor to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors. The triumph of these UWI students reminds us that with hard work, dedication, and unwavering faith in one's abilities, anything is attainable.


Tuseef Graham

                                   Christopher Reid


February 21, 2024