Team Jamacia’s legendary Women’s World Cup competition bid came to an end on Tuesday after a 1-0 defeat to Columbia. The group became the first Caribbean side to make it to the knockout stages of a FIFA tournament, after defeating footballing powerhouse Brazil, in the preliminary stage. During the tournament, the Jamacians put up an incredible effort on the defensive end, only conceding once in 4 games.
The Reggae Girls had to overcome many hurdles, both on and off the pitch, prior to their tournament run. Most notably, the team had to rely on crowdfunding in order to source the necessary equipment and lodging for the trip to Australia, due to lack of support from country’s football association. In order to garner the money, Cedella Marley, daughter of reggae icon Bob Marley, became the face of the fundraiser. The effort has secured nearly $75,000 and propelled the team to the tournament.
With their performance at the championships, the team has made a resounding statement, about the need for additional focus on women’s sports in the Caribbean.
For more information on this and similar stories, join us for the Hot 7 TV news at 6:45 on Flow channel 117, Kiss FM, the Caribbean Hot FM mobile app and the Caribbean Hot 7 TV Facebook page. We are also available on the HOT 7 Plug and Play antennae. Contact us at [email protected] or call us at 1(758)452-6040 if you have a story of interest to share. We are your official source for breaking news.