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Reggae Girlz get $13-m boost from Supreme Ventures Limited

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Jamaica's Senior Women's Football team has received a golden boost on their road to France as gaming company, Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has committed to sponsoring the national outfit to the tune of $13 million.

Supreme Ventures, who came on board as Gold sponsors for the first time, signed an agreement with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to pump $6.5 million into the national outfit annually for two years starting January 2019.

The sponsorship came just in time for the Reggae Girlz, who qualified for next year's World Cup finals in France when they beat Panama during a penalty shoot-out 4-2 following a 2-2 extra-time draw during the Concacaf Women's Championship third-place play-off in Frisco, Texas, in the United States.

JFF President Michael Ricketts says the sponsorship is timely and will have a significant impact on the girls' preparation for France.

“We are extremely appreciative of the help we get from Corporate Jamaica and we are thrilled that Supreme Ventures has come forward with a two-year commitment at this time. We need all the help that we can muster to help our Girlz in France and this will certainly add to that effort,” he said.

Ricketts says that the partnership demonstrates a vote of confidence by SVL in the Reggae Girlz as the commitment will continue, long after the dust has settled on the World Cup finals that are slated to begin on June 7, 2019.

“We cannot overlook the confidence SVL has in the Reggae Girlz by supporting them beyond the World Cup finals. We hope that with this support, we can focus more on developing our team to do more on the international stage,” he said.

Chief Marketing Officer at Supreme Ventures, Heather Goldson, said the girls' historic win was hard won and well deserved,

“This is a historic moment for our nation and a pivotal moment for women's football in Jamaica. We expect them to do well on this campaign to France and beyond and they have our full support in this regard. We felt it was critical to support the hard work these young women put in to get Jamaica to it's second World Cup in history,” she said.

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