Grenada: The Grenada Football Association (GFA) is happy to announce that English-born Grenadian Cameron Jerome has agreed to represent the country in international football. Grenada FA President Marlon Glean met with the former Norwich City and Birmingham City forward in London in September, where he committed to establishing ties with Grenada’s football.
Jerome was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, to Grenadian parents. He signed his first professional contract with Cardiff City in the summer of 2004 and proved his competence by scoring 20 goals in the 2005-2006 season. This did not go unnoticed, as he was signed by Premier League outfit Birmingham City for a fee of £3 million. After spending five years at St Andrew’s, Jerome then moved to Stoke City in August 2011 for a reported fee of around £4 million.
A change in management at Stoke City saw Jerome being loaned out to Crystal Palace and subsequently transferred to Norwich City on a permanent move, where he made 138 appearances, helping them to regain their Premier League status. One of his memorable contributions is scoring the opening goal against Middlesbrough at Wembley in the Championship play-off final. He is currently with Luton Town in the English Championship Division, who were last season’s play-off semi-finalists.
Jerome, who is excited to represent Grenada, commented, “I met with the President of the Grenada FA, Marlon Glean, in September, and I was satisfied with the things that I heard about his vision and plans for football in Grenada. I have close ties to Grenada, and I’d be delighted to help out in any way possible. I’m still fit, playing and enjoying my football, and once I’m able to make a valuable contribution, then, of course, I’m willing to be a part of it,” Jerome said.
GFA President Glean was equally excited about Cameron potentially lining up for the Spice Boys. “We had the discussion with Cameron about him finally coming on board in an official capacity. We believe he will be a great asset to our country with all his years of experience playing at the top level of English football. He’s been involved at a high level of the game on a consistent basis for over seventeen years, and surely we can find a place for him in the national team as we embark on a journey to achieve greater things in the region and beyond” Glean stated.