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GC Foster College – Spanish Town, Jamaica

Jamaican Sports College

While staying with friends in Spanish Town last month I had the opportunity to go on a mini-tour of GC Foster college. Since my friends only live minutes from it they offered to walk me over to see it. I’ve since read that this is one of the premier sporting colleges in the Caribbean!

GC Foster College sign

GC Foster College sign

This afternoon was blazing hot but if there’s something to see in Jamaica I have to go! This is how the college looks from GC Foster road, walking towards the front gate.

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I’m not 100% sure that just anyone could walk through the security gates or not since I was with local friends who seemed to know the gate staff. As we walked through there’s a long walkway up to the college, passing a swimming pool that looks like it hasn’t been used in decades! Mind you, if this was full of clean water I probably would have jumped in I was so hot!

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We entered the main building and unfortunately I didn’t whip out my camera and start taking pictures. There were classes in session and people in the halls. I’ll only go so far to look like a tourist LOL!! It was SOO nice and cool inside with the A/C and right inside the main lobby I saw an ATM. That was handy since I needed money anyways.

Here are a couple more pics from the college grounds.

inside-fence-view

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I don’t know a whole lot about GC Foster College but have browsed their website since returning. I did learn that world famous Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt have both competed in track and field events here. Cool…walking on the same ground as them.

Here’s the GC FOSTER WEBSITE if you’re interested in learning more!

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22 Comments

  1. this is where i want to be september. i love sport on a hole i am an atlethe

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  2. That’s awesome Ruth-Ann. What sports do you do?
    I hope you make it into GC!

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  3. I do track and field and netball therefore i am working very hard to make it into GC.

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  4. i hope 2 be apart of this noble institution soon…i major in netball,,cricket..dance,,track and field and a little football and basket ball now and then.. i think this is the best institution to further my career..

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  5. hope to see u there ,when i get in this year

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  6. Awww good luck getting in J!!

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  7. THIS IS WHERE I WANT TO BE IN SEPTEMBER GOD’ WILL AND I HOPE IT IS GOD’S WILL LOL!!!!!!

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  8. Then I hope the same for you!!

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  9. the ultimate measures of man is not where they stand in times of comfort and convenience but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy. i am an athete who will take on any task that is given. i am going to be in gc foster september 2011.

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  10. That’s great Ruthann….congrats!

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  11. Thank you JC

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  12. What sport do you do?

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  13. I’ve spent 3 yrs of this college and it has mold me in an all rounded individual. I’d recommend this place of study to every one, how ever, its hard work and lots of fun. Hopin 2 complete my degree and masters within the yrs 2 come. Good luck 2 all new students :)

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  14. That’s excellent Kae! Congrats and good luck on your degree.

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  15. I’m living in Florida and intend to return to Jamaica next year. I’m in my mid 30s and have always had an inclination for fitness.

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  16. Thats great ruthann,i hope to catch u there nxt semester.It is the english that is holding me bck.

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  17. i will be going to J.C foster feb 21,2012.there will be a inter house sports day at j c and y school is going there. i will be a cheerleader for my house edon.

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  18. i want to come to gc hopefully september..

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  19. I know with my mind set I will get in GC Foster. Because teaching Plysical Education is my dream.

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  20. Can you pay for tuition with a credit card. What web site would you use from USA???

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  21. I have no idea Suzanne. I’m just a blogger writing about my experiences in Jamaica. You’ll have to contact the college.

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  22. I sooooo want to be at this place sept. comming pray fah me…..

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