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Girlz presented with key to city of MoBay at start of 4-day celebrations

Saturday, December 15, 2018

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ST JAMES, Jamaica — Members of the Jamaica senior women's football team have been presented with the Key to the City of Montego Bay.

The presentation was made to the Reggae Girlz captain Konya Plummer this morning by Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis at the start of four days of national celebration organised by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport in honour of the team's historic qualification to the FIFA Women's World Cup Finals next year.

Portfolio Minister, Olivia Grange, said that she was “grateful for the partnership and support of the mayor and all the councillors in the St James Municipal Corporation in the staging of this morning's event at which the great honour was bestowed upon the Reggae Girlz.”

“Everything that we have planned to celebrate these extraordinary women is well deserved and quite appropriate,” Grange said.

“How can we forget that glorious day in October when Jamaica defeated Panama in the Concacaf Women's Championship to become the first Caribbean country to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup?

“It was happy reward for years of blood, sweat and tears. It was the happy outcome after many hours of training, gruelling games, tough tackles and stunning goals. It was the result of talent, preparation and dedication.”

Following the Civic Ceremony in Montego Bay, the Reggae Girlz are due to participate in a motorcade beginning at GC Foster College in St Catherine and ending at Tony Spaulding Complex in St Andrew.

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