Sport

Schoolgirl 'ballers show love for World Cup-bound Reggae Girlz

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!


EVEN though the numbers were not readily available, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), reports that Sunday's crowd at National Stadium was the largest to date for a Reggae Girlz match in Jamaica.

The crowd included over five hundred schoolgirl footballers and their coaches, who travelled from all over the island courtesy of WATA, to attend and support the Reggae Girlz in their farewell match against Panama before heading off to their maiden participation in Fifa Women's World Cup in France.

In the match, which the Girlz won 3-1, the enthusiastic and adoring fans, including the schoolgirl footballers, cheered them on while celebrating each goal.

The schoolgirl footballers and their coaches came from 23 high schools across the island that compete in the ISSA Schoolgirl Football Competition.

Before the match began, the schoolgirl footballers were treated to a 'WATA Girlz Football Showcase' which featured a nutrition talk by Kamila McDonald who stressed the importance of hydration, good overall nutrition, adequate sleep, a winning attitude, and how all those elements will lend themselves to good performances on the field.

The interactive session included a display of football skills and a test of the knowledge of the schoolgirl footballers of the Reggae Girlz exploits on the way to qualifying for the World Cup, among other activities.

The Corporate Area is well known for its love and support of football, with several Corporate Area-based schools attending the match courtesy of WATA. They include this year's champion Excelsior High, runners-up Denham Town, Wolmer's Girls, Meadowbrook, Clan Carthy, Merl Grove, Pembroke Hall, St Andrew Technical, Edith Dalton James, Penwood and Campion.

The other schools came from parishes across the island from as far as Frome Technical in Westmoreland, Spot Valley in St James, St Elizabeth Technical, Holmwood, Christiana and Mile Gully out of Manchester. St Catherine was well represented with Jonathan Grant, Old Harbour, Spanish Town High, St Mary Technical, Kemps Hill and Garvey Maceo.

Wisynco's senior marketing and public relations manager, Tamara Ward, said: “The WATA Football Showcase is all about girl power. We are celebrating the achievements of our Reggae Girlz, and the dedication of our ISSA schoolgirls football teams to sports. We are thrilled to have made this experience possible for the teams.”

WATA is the hydration sponsor of the JFF's senior men, women, and grass roots programmes.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


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

Flirting while in a relationship is disrespectful.
Yes
68%
No
11%
It depends
21%

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT