KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica’s Nickle Ashmeade won his 100m semi final at the New York Diamond League Saturday in a time of 10.20 from Ryan Bailey of the United States.
Another Jamaican Nesta Carter, was pushed back into fourth by Trinidad’s Ketson Bledman.
MINISTER with responsibility for sports Natalie Neita-Headley will head a list of distinguished presenters for the Reggae Girlz Awareness Conference to be held in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, February 15.
Other noted presenters are president of the JFF Captain Horace Burrell, technical co-ordinator of Jamaica's national women's football programme Vinemore Blaine, Jamaican sportscaster Ed Barnes and IRIE FM's sports reporter/producer Nicholas Evans, who in his spare time champions the cause of women's football.
Also expected to attend is former Jamaica senior national coach, Winston Chung-Fah, who was recently honoured by the game's governinng body, FIFA.
Neita-Headley is also expected to share with South Floridians Jamaica's new sports policy, and specifically the role football will play in its execution.
The conference, to be held at the Sheraton Suites Hotel in Plantation in Fort Lauderdale, is being sponsored by the newly formed Jamaica High School Alumni Sporting Network (JHSASN) and its affiliates.
With the international sporting spotlight still on Jamaica as a result of the country's impressive performance at the 2012 London Olympics, the conference is a prime opportunity to raise awareness and garner support for Jamaica's women's football programme.
The conference aims to highlight and showcase the issues and struggles of the Girlz since their inception in 1990. Also, their successes will be examined, which include being the only Caribbean country to have teams qualify for the CONCACAF Finals in both the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cup qualifying tournaments in 2012.
(L-R) BURRELL... to address conference as
head of the Jamaican game. NEITA-HEADLEY... expected to share
with South Floridians Jamaica’s new
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