Government Pumps $9million into Women’s Football League

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the Government of Jamaica through the Sport Development Foundation (SDF) has invested Nine Million Dollars into the national Women’s Football League.

“We are fully committed to ensuring that this league will blossom and grow into one of the top football leagues in the Caribbean,” said Minister Grange at the launch of the JFF/SDF Women’s Football League on Thursday.

According to the Minister, it was an investment being made towards advancing the Government’s priority goal of giving equal opportunity to women in all areas of national life.

“If we see women sport as equally valuable for the development of individuals, communities, schools, clubs and the sport itself, then we would look at how to effectively invest rather than viewing one as competing with the other,” said Minister Grange.

The investment by the SDF, not only makes the government agency the title sponsor, but saves the league which lost long standing sponsor Sherwin Williams.  Minister Grange thanked the company for its support of the women’s league over the years and appealed to other corporate entities to “score goals for women’s football”.

Minister Grange said: “Let’s come together and do our part - you can make a financial contribution, you can be mentors, you can assist with provision of gear and equipment, nutritional products.”

The JFF/SDF Women’s League kicks off on August 13.

 

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I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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