You go, girl!
Your photo on the front page of the Jamaica Observer on Friday, May 16, was fantastic from many points of view.
Your caption brought attention to the fact that the children at the Bob Marley Primary and Junior High School in St Ann were improvising by using a stone to play football. This, of course, emphasised the love of the game and the obvious determination to play, no matter what. Of course, this is an islandwide phenomenon.
But more touching and revealing to me was the involvement of a girl in the game of four. And indeed, if my eyes are correct, she had possession of the ball!
Oh this is a wonderful sight as just the photo alone reveals what we are experiencing at the JFF which is the growing interest in the game by girls and their utter determination to 'play ball' and 'strike hard' just as the boys.
I don't think your photographer Karl McLarty understands the power of the photo. You can imagine how many other girls will note the fact of this girl in the football game and the confidence she is displaying.
The JFF and indeed our Reggae Girlz will be in touch with the school and I am sure the ambassador of the JFF women's programme, Cedella Marley, will be pleased that we do.
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Jamaica Football Federation
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