WORLD CUP NEWS

Ready to roll! | 5/27/2019 10:00 pm

GLASGOW, Scotland — Having quickly found their feet after travel fatigue across the Atlantic on the weekend, Jamaica's Reggae Girlz seem ready to roll as Scotland will provide a severe test of their mettle before heading to France. The friendly contest which will see Scotland Women play at Hampden Park for the first time in seven years, is scheduled for 7:35 pm here (1:35 pm Jamaica time). It will be the last hurrah for both teams, with Scotland seeking to bid the home fans farewell in s More

FULL SPEED AHEAD | 5/26/2019 9:10 pm

GLASGOW, Scotland — After arriving here late Saturday night with other members of the team, Reggae Girlz fitness coach Will Hitzelberger yesterday launched his campaign to get the players recovered from the jetlag. With two full training sessions already lost to travelling, Hitzelberger is charged with getting the Hue Menzies-coached team up and running ahead of another important friendly contest against Scotland here tomorrow. That contest will be the last competitive encounter in the R More

Reggae Girlz creating a stir | 5/26/2019 6:40 pm

In just a short week in Florida, the Reggae Girlz have created a stir by winning their friendly against Florida's FC-Surge before a sea of cheering Jamaican fans and friends. As we gear up for their historic outing in the Fifa Women's World Cup in France, let us remember that there was no women's league in Jamaica five years ago. Now the Reggae Girlz are being highlighted on CNN and in the Miami Herald . In a feature by Aimee Lewis on the CNN Sports website, headlined 'It's way more than f More

Menzies remains upbeat despite Girlz travel woes | 5/26/2019 12:30 am

GLASGOW, Scotland — Jamaica's Head Coach Hue Menzies views the current travel obstacles faced by his Reggae Girlz team as another important test of their character, and one which they are expected to overcome like the resilient group they are. Menzies and members of his team were yet to arrive here in this nothern United Kingdom country at the time of filing, but most of the team was expected to arrive in two groups late last night. The final group, including Menzies and assistant Lorne More

Schoolgirl 'ballers show love for World Cup-bound Reggae Girlz | 5/24/2019 5:20 pm

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. More

'I eat, sleep and dream about football,' says Dannique Wilson | 5/24/2019 8:40 pm

The future of women's football in Jamaica is safe, if Dannique Wilson has anything to say about the matter. At 13 years old, Wilson is considered a rising star in the sport and has already made history for her parish. With 45 goals, the Mount Alvernia student completed the recent ISSA Schoolgirl Football competition as the top goalscorer in the western region. This placed her third overall in the island, behind Christina Salmon and Davia Richards of Excelsior High in Kingston. Wilson has als More

Girlz head to Europe as World Cup nears | 5/24/2019 8:40 pm

NEW YORK, USA — Another positive result left the Reggae Girlz team on a high as they maintained their unbeaten run heading into their international friendly against Scotland next Tuesday. But Head Coach Hue Menzies is hoping he can keep the players focused on the task at hand, as he believes the travel arrangements to get to Glasgow will have a negative effect in more ways than one. Following their come-from-behind 2-1 win over FC Surge in a warm-up game on Thursday, the delegation was e More

Reggae Girlz demonstrate attitude for sustained success | 5/24/2019 9:00 pm

At all times, human beings have an obligation to themselves and others to strive to do even better than before. No matter how good you were, there is always room for improvement. This newspaper believes that's an attitude that is a prerequisite for sustained success in any endeavour, at any level. Hence our sense of satisfaction at the words of Reggae Girlz captain Ms Konya Plummer prior to the team's departure earlier this week to Miami, en route to the United Kingdom and then France for the More

Skipper's word | 5/23/2019 4:10 pm

As the Reggae Girlz team head to the United Kingdom for a friendly against Scotland, captain Konya Plummer believes a more polished performance is on the cards as they wind down the preparation phase ahead of the Fifa Women's World Cup. Plummer, though lauding her team's 3-1 win over Panama last Sunday, was by no means happy with the overall display, and with the final squad to France now revealed, the skipper pointed out that its full speed ahead in fine-tuning those weak areas. The Girlz wer More

Photo: GIRLZ REVEALED | 5/22/2019 7:10 pm

A collage of the 22 players who have secured their places in the 23-member squad which will represent Jamaica's Reggae Girlz at the Fifa Women's World Cup in France. The Jamaica Football Federation announced yesterday that the squad will be completed by the naming of the 23rd player by tomorrow. More

Girlz revealed | 5/22/2019 6:50 pm

There were no real surprises as the technical staff of Jamaica's Reggae Girlz officially announced its squad less one yesterday for this summer's Fifa Women's World Cup in France. After months of training and evaluation, Head coach Hue Menzies and his team confirmed 22 players with one spot still to be filled. That spot could possibly go to creative midfielder Havana Solaun, who is still awaiting clearance from the world governing body for football, Fifa. Should Solaun be confirmed that would More


 

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