Webb pledges CONCACAF support for women's game

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Print this page Email A Friend!




GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) — CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb says his confederation is fully committed to the development of women's football throughout the region.


He was speaking against the backdrop of the inaugural CONCACAF Girls Under-15 Championship which kicked off here last week.


"This is an exciting time for us here at CONCACAF," said Webb, also a vice-president of football's world governing body, FIFA.


"This Under-15 competition fulfils our pledge to fully focus on developing football in the region, not only for boys, but for our female athletes as well."


The tournament boasts 16 teams from throughout North Central America and the Caribbean doing battle in four groups, with the likes of Canada, Haiti, Jamaica and Barbados all pitting their talents against each other.


This follows on the heels of the CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship which was also held in the Cayman Islands in January, with the United States emerging champions.


The US has been at the forefront of CONCACAF's global success in women's football and Webb said tournaments such as the Under-15 Championship were crucial for the development of the game.


"For our confederation to remain world champions in women's football, we have to continue to develop, continue to challenge our athletes and continue to give them the opportunity to develop as a group," Webb pointed out.


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT