TRAINING CONFIRMATION Former Reggae Boyz forward Devon Hodges, is set to join struggling Waterhouse FC as the Red Stripe Premier League’s (RSPL) cellar dwellers look to turn around their season. Humble Lion have received a transfer request for the player, who has been training at Waterhouse for the past week. With Waterhouse at the bottom of the 12-team league with 15 points from 19 games, the club is hopeful of acquiring the service of the prolific striker in order to stave off relegation. “Well, I have seen in the media that Hodges is linked with a move to Waterhouse,” Vassell Reynolds, technical director of Humble Lion, told The Gleaner at the RSPL weekly press conference at Red Stripe, yesterday. “I had not seen him (Hodges) for a couple of days … after that I heard rumours that he is at Waterhouse. Then I learnt that a transfer request was made for the player yesterday (Wednesday),” Reynolds disclosed. Newly appointed Waterhouse assistant coach Shavar Thomas confirmed that Hodges has been training at Waterhouse. “He (Hodges) is in training with us. However, he is not in the plans to play in the next game,” Thomas added. However, when contacted yesterday Waterhouse president Fitzroy Vidal told The Gleaner that he could not confirm whether Hodges will be heading to the Drewsland-based club. “We are in discussions and negotiations with clubs. We are talking to clubs associated with several players but (we) are not yet ready to make anything public,” Vidal said. The 31-year-old striker has won the Leading Goalscorer award and Player of the Season at Rivoli United. He also represented Wadadah FC and Tivoli Gardens in the local national league. He also played overseas for Song Lam Nghe An and TDCS Dong Thap in Vietnam. Hodges represented Jamaica six times and scored in two international friendly games.
Requirements for the trip include being in good class standing at the college and having a valid passport. A mandatory orientation meeting is scheduled for July 11 on campus. For information, call (661) 362-3530 or visit www.canyons.edu email@example.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Students will visit universities and museums in the cities of Toledo, Segovia, Valladolid and Madrid during the five-week program that will run from July 24 to Aug. 11. Trips to Seville, Lisbon and Portugal are available to college students, but they are optional. Acosta added that students could earn up to eight units of college credit in the various levels of Spanish courses being offered on the trip and can enroll in up to two classes that offer honors credit. The cost is $3,195 and includes round-trip airfare, room and board, some meals, instruction and all excursions in the program. Tuition is not included but remains at the regular per-unit price. VALENCIA – Listen to the rhythmic clatter of castanets during a dramatic flamenco performance, enjoy a plate of paella and maybe sip a glass of sangria – and earn college credit. College of the Canyons’ study-abroad trip to Spain offers just that, an immersion in Spanish culture. “I have been doing study abroad for more than five years, and the reason I do this is to be a part of the transformation that I get to see in students that travel abroad,” said Claudia Acosta, chairwoman of the college’s foreign language department. “Students, especially those who have never traveled or left the U.S. before, get to connect academics with the human dimension while making lasting friends and a great support group.”