Portmore United F.C.
Portmore United Football Club is a Jamaican football team that currently plays in the Red Stripe Premier League.
The team trains and plays home matches at the Ferdi Neita Sports Complex.
Hazard United- The club was formed as Hazard United and has been around for more than 20 years. They started out in the Clarendon League in Division 2, then played 2 years in Division 1 when they qualified for Craven A Premier League. They have been in Premier League ever since. Hazard United were based in May Pen and won two league titles (1993 and 2003).
Move to Portmore and rebranded Portmore United
In 2003 the name was changed primarily for financial reasons and the club was moved to Portmore the same year. JFF regulations now stipulates that each club must have stands that can seat at least 1,500 persons and Clarendon did not have one. So to facilitate this requirement, the team moved to St. Catherine and now uses the Ferdi Neita Sports Complex.
Both Clarendon and St. Catherine Football association agreed to the
sharing of the complex initially. In 2002, the St. Catherine association
suggested Hazard change their affiliation and become a St. Catherine
team. In St. Catherine however the home crowd has not grown, because the
team name was still associated with Clarendon… so to get a parish
identity they have changed their name to Portmore United.
The club also has an Under 21 team, some of whom have represented the country
In October 2008, Portmore were stunned as technical director Donovan
Duckie quit the club because of personal reasons. Duckie had only just
succeeded Horace Reid in August 2008 after Portmore won the league
title. The team is now being coached by Calvin Lewis, who led St Mary outfit Highgate United to Premier League promotion. After winning the 2011/2012 Premier League, manager, Calvin Lewis left the club to return to his home parish.
- 1993, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012
- 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007