WATA, Young Girlz take aim at U-20 Qualifiers

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer

Wednesday, January 08, 2014    

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WISYNCO Group Limited through its flagship brand WATA, is among the sponsors of the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championships to be staged in the Cayman Islands from January 9 - 19, 2014.

Export Manager Stephen Dawkins confirmed his company's participation to the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

"Wisynco is expanding its presence regionally and has been a part of the Cayman landscape for many years," he said.

WATA, Dawkins added, "is one of the largest selling bottled water products in the Cayman Islands and is growing at double digits rates".

Jamaica, the leading participant from the English-speaking countries, booked their place in the CONCACAF stages after playing unbeaten in the preliminary tournament that was held in Jamaica in the latter half of last year. They will compete in a tough Group A to face the USA, Guatemala and Costa Rica, while Trinidad and Tobago, who lost only to Jamaica in their final qualifying game at the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) stage, will compete in Group B alongside the Cayman Islands, Honduras and Mexico.

Dawkins further stated that WATA and its line extension CranWATA have seen growth in the regional markets and are distributed in many of the participating countries such as Trinidad & Tobago, Cayman, and the USA.

WATA will be the exclusive water to be consumed by the eight participating teams in the tournament. WATA has reinforced its position in sports, Dawkins said, by sponsoring the recent schoolboy Under-16 and Under-14 tournaments in Jamaica.

The Young Reggae Girlz completed a one-week training camp in south Florida yesterday, and were scheduled to travel to the Cayman Islands later in the evening.

During the training camp the squad played two friendly games, the first of which against the Magic Jack team ended 1-1 with Oshay Nelson-Lawes hitting the target.

The second game against a West Pines Invitational team was won 1-0 by the Girlz on a Kayla Gray strike.

The Young Girlz will open their campaign against Guatemala tomorrow at 5:00 pm at the Truman Bodden Stadium.

The top two team from each group will advance to the semi-finals, where the top three teams will advance to the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup to be staged in Canada this summer.





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