Jamol Williams is one step closer to putting Barbadian football on the map, after receiving a scholarship to attend Western Texas College in Synder, Texas.
The 17-year-old midfielder is no stranger to the field and has come through the Under-15 and Under-17 national teams' ranks.
He also recently made his senior debut for the senior men’s national team and was a part of the 24-man squad that competed in the first leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in the Dominican Republic. Williams, also known as “Molly”, played in the team’s first game against Panama.
When he got his call up to the seniors, Molly said he was nervous at first, but coming off of the tour, he feels much more confident now.
“I will continue to develop as a player and hopefully this experience will take me far. My job is now to work harder and try to put myself and Barbados on the map. As a national player I have to set a higher standard,” he said.
The former Frederick Smith Secondary School student will be pursuing his core subjects towards earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He then intends to move on to a four-year university where he plans to complete his junior and senior years before graduating with his degree.
Molly, who has been part of the Scotty’s Car Rentals St Andrew Lions roster for the past two years also thanked his coach Christopher King and Barbados Football Association’s head coach Russell Latapy, who both pushed him. He added that his aim was also to be recognized by European scouts in the process.
“Football is changing all over the world. It is becoming more tactical and technical, so I have to make sure and grow with the game, understand it and work hard in training,” he said.
Molly is expected to begin pre-season training on August 9, with school scheduled to officially begin the final week in August.
He is expected to play his first game on August 29 against his older brother’s alma mater, Wayland Baptist University.