Ja­maican fe­male refs go­ing to World Cup

The Star (Jamaica) - - SPORTS - AKINO MING Staff Re­porter

Af­ter their bril­liant work at the FIFA Women’s Un­der17 World Cup in Uruguay, Ja­maica’s fe­male ref­er­ees, Stephanie Yee Sing and Princess Brown, like the Reg­gae Girlz, are head­ing to FIFA Women’s World Cup in France next year.

Yee Sing, Brown, and their Cana­dian team­mate MarieSoleil Beau­doin, who works in the mid­dle, con­ducted the fi­nal of the FIFA U-17 World Cup be­tween Spain and Mex­ico last week­end.

Brown and Yee Sing’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the fi­nal marked the first time of­fi­cials from the Caribbean were ref­er­ee­ing in a World Cup fi­nal.

That achieve­ment, along with their work at the CON­CA­CAF Women’s Cham­pi­onships in Septem­ber, qual­i­fied them to take part in Women’s foot­ball flag­ship event.

In Septem­ber, Yee Sing ex­pressed the de­sire to of­fi­ci­ate at a World Cup where her coun­try would be par­tic­i­pat­ing.

“”To be at an event like that and to be able to hear the na­tional an­them play would be a great feel­ing,” said Yee Sing. “And it would show how far we have come as a na­tion in foot­ball be­cause we are hav­ing more rep­re­sen­ta­tions in the game.”

Yee Sing and Brown par­tic­i­pated in the FIFA Women’s Un­der-20 World Cup in Jor­dan in 2016.


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