Arnett Gardens F.C.


Arnett Gardens F.C.

Football club infobox
clubname = Arnett Gardens F.C.


fullname = Arnett Gardens Football Club
nickname = "Junglists"
founded = 1977
ground = Tony Spaulding Sports Complex Kingston, Jamaica
capacity = 7,000
chairman = flagicon|Jamaica Patrick Roberts
manager = flagicon|Jamaica Fabian Davis
league = Digicel Premier League
season = 2007-2008
position = 7th
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The Arnett Gardens Football Club is a Jamaican football club, which currently plays in the Jamaican National Premier League. The team is based in the Arnett Gardens community of South Saint Andrew, Jamaica, and plays in the Tony Spaulding Sports Complex.

History

The team came out of a merger between the "All Saints" and "Jones Town Football" teams in 1977. Arnett’s fans originate primarily from Arnett Gardens and its adjoining communities - Jones Town, Craig Town, Hannah Town, & Admiral Town. The "Junglists", as their fans are known, are very passionate and vociferous about their team and will travel all over the country in support of the team. The Arnett Gardens part of Kingston is popularly known as the "Concrete Jungle", hence the nickname of the club.

The club won the league in its very first season, 1978. Although it suffered a long drought after that, it re-emerged at the start of the new millenium, winning both the 2000/2001 and 2001/2002 championships.

The start of the 2007/2008 season proved to be one of their worst ever and forced coach Max Straw to resign on January 14th 2008 to be replaced by former coach Jerome Waite, [ [http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sports/html/20080114T190000-0500_131402_OBS_MAX_STRAW_QUITS_STRUGGLING_ARNETT_.asp Max Straw quits struggling Arnett] - Jamaica Observer] , who led Arnett Gardens to the celebrated back-to-back titles of 2001 and 2002. They then finished the season four points above the relegation zone after winning 3 of their final 4 games.

Waite himself was axed after only four games into the 2008/2009 season, losing all games and managing to score only one goal. He was replaced by Fabian Davis. [ [http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sports/html/20081006T200000-0500_141038_OBS__WAITE__IS_OVER_.asp Arnett coach quits after string of poor DPL results] - Jamaica Observer]

Achievements

*CFU Club Championship Runner-up: 1::2002

*Jamaican National Premier League: 3:: 1978, 2001, 2002

Notable former players

*flagicon|Jamaica Chris Diaz
*flagicon|Jamaica Winston Griffiths
*flagicon|Jamaica Gregory Messam
*flagicon|Jamaica Leon Strickland

Current squad

"As of December 15, 2007

Nationality given from place of birth

External links

* [http://www.golocaljamaica.com/premierleague/scores/team_profile.php?tid=8 Team profile at Golocaljamaica]

References


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