Sport Minister Congratulates Jamaica Rugby Team on another Historical Performance

Members of the Reggae Warriors celebrate qualification to the Rugby League World Cup Members of the Reggae Warriors celebrate qualification to the Rugby League World Cup

Kingston, 18 November 2018 - The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is full of praises for Jamaica’s Rugby team for “creating history twice within a matter of months.”

Minister Grange was commenting on historic victory of the Jamaica Reggae Warriors over the USA Hawks yesterday (Saturday, November 17) to qualify for the Rugby League World Cup.

“The Reggae Warriors have demonstrated once again the admirable skills and determination that resulted in them being crowned the 2017 Men’s Rugby Americas North Sevens champions.

“These have been such wonderful displays by Jamaica in a sport in which we have not been traditionally strong. With the Warriors bringing down the Hawks, Jamaica has been put squarely in line for The Rugby League World Cup which we know will be competed for in England in 2021.

“Not just the players but the coach, the manager and all others around the team deserve our highest regard and as the Minister of Sport it is my great pleasure to convey those sentiments to them as we laud the magnificent performance that has once again created history for Jamaica in the sport of rugby.  

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Minister's charge

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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