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Exciting Future for Women’s Football

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The federation has pledged to offer each team with a sponsorship of $7.5 million to aid in their trainings and preparations

Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) president, Michael Ricketts, trusts that the acquired financial assets and taking of a diverse direction will introduce a fresh era in Jamaica’s women’s football.
Ricketts said this while the JFF was launching the 2022-2023 JFF Women’s Premier League which is scheduled to begin on the 4th of December with 10 teams participating. The six-month league will see the league return after a three-year break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The federation has pledged to offer each team with a sponsorship of $7.5 million to aid in their trainings and preparations. The funds which are to be disbursed in the next few days are expected to also equip the teams with financial practicality.
While delving into other financial revelations, Ricketts explained that more funds are expected to be acquired in January as the JFF continues rebranding itself.
Cavalier and Olympic Gardens are the only teams from Kingston and St Andrew among the 10. Some of the new teams that are also participating include; Vere United from Clarendon, Springers United from St James and Baptist Alliance from St Thomas.
According to Elaine Walker-Brown, chairperson of the JFF Women’s Football Committee, the clubs that qualified for registration made the entries as they are looking forward to a new geological time of expertness in women’s football.
Walker-Brown also pointed out that the same technique will be applied in the tier two competition which Ricketts revealed is expected to start in February 2023. He hopes that local players will build their skills to join senior teams. These players are expected to help the Reggae Girlz qualify for the World Cup.