Veteran coach Glen Mills believes it is time for the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to move away from what he described as an amateurism approach, with the announcement of Dr. Warren Blake, is not seeking re-election for the presidency, JAAA in the upcoming election has made way for the beginning a new era for the local athletics association.
Mills pointing to the need for a professional application in order to better serve the nation’s athletics programme.
The veteran recommendations are the appointment of an executive to manage the day-to-day operations of the organisation, as opposed to the part-time functioning of the executive, as well as the proper execution of the All-Comers series of development meets.
Mills, who coached the likes of Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir to global success also submitted that the current state of the JAAA has prevented it from capitalising on the exploits of Jamaica’s athletes at Olympic Games and World Championships over the past two decades.
The elections, which will be a part of the annual general meeting will take place on November 28, 2020.