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JFF hails progress of young Girlz

Wednesday, August 13, 2014    

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PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell has expressed pleasure at the progress of the National Girls' team at the inaugural CONCACAF Under-15 Tournament being held in the Cayman Islands.

Noting that "greater attention to our youth teams and their development is one of the main objectives of the current administration", Captain Burrell said that as much resources as was available was pumped into the preparation of the Under-15 squad after the staging of the National Under-15 domestic tournament.

"With players as young as 12 years of age, many of whom had never left the island before, the girls displayed a strong determination to do well and special pride in representing the country. It must be noted that this is not a Caribbean tournament but at the broader regional CONCACAF level. Hence, they had to quickly develop confidence to get over the challenges of the big football stage. These girls who will be the core of the country's future Under-17 and Under-20 national teams are gaining priceless experience, which will be to the country's and their benefit."

The federation wishes the players all the best in their quarter-final game against Haiti.

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