Caribbean Airlines sponsors int’l women’s programme
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has announced that Caribbean Airlines is now a new official sponsor of the women’s national team.
The partnership comes as the Reggae Girlz continue preparations for what the JFF considers a “very active 2019.” The senior Reggae Girlz created history by becoming the first Caribbean nation to qualify for a FIFA Women’s World Cup and will compete in next June’s edition in France. The National Under-17 and Under-20 Reggae Girlz will also begin their own campaign for World Cup glory, beginning at the Caribbean and CONCACAF levels.
JFF president Michael Ricketts expressed delight at the partnership and thanked Caribbean Airlines for getting ‘on board’ at a what he describes as “a time of critical need.” He asked other corporate entities to also support the women’s programme.
“There is a lot of focus on the women’s programme, starting with FIFA, and the JFF is also ensuring that the country’s very talented women are facilitated to do their best and make the country and the region proud,” he said. “The JFF cannot do it alone, and the support of Caribbean Airlines and others who are giving support is very much appreciated. Caribbean Airlines has once again shown why it is a leader in the region.”
Caribbean Airlines Chief Executive Officer Gavin Medera says that it is honoured to join the Reggae Girlz on what he calls “their truly extraordinary journey.”
“The team represents the quintessential spirit of Jamaica; the work ethic, the verve, and the optimism,” he said. “The Reggae Girlz have inspired us all, and Caribbean Airlines is honoured to support the mission as they continue to show the world what they can do.”
Jamaica’s Deneisha Blackwood (front) shoots as on Antigua and Barbuda’s player looks on during their Concacaf Caribbean Women’s Qualifier at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday, August 25, 2018.