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Possible FIFA support for women's football

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
FIFA instructor Andrea Rodebaugh

FIFA instructor Andrea Rodebaugh said that with the four-day FIFA women's inter-mediary course now completed, she will take back a report to the world-governing body to see how they can assist in the development of the game here.

"I want to thank everybody involved in the course. All are important in the development. The week went well in terms of getting the message across. We as coaches must adapt to the characteristics and the things we did," Rodebaugh said during the presentation of certificates to the coaches.

"We must be able to influence the other stakeholders. We must involve everyone in the development of football," she also said.

"I must take back to FIFA a report on the course so that we can help the FA in this case Jamaica with its development. Jamaica has a tradition in women's football," said the former Mexico representative, who has actually played against Jamaica.

"I have to go back to FIFA with my recommendations.

"We want to see the development from the grass-roots level so coaches must learn and pass on the knowledge," the FIFA instructor concluded.




Wendell Downswell, the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) interim director of football said the course is geared towards the development of women's football.

"A course of this magnitude speaks volume for Jamaica's women football. The fact that the Jamaica Football Federation in conjunction with JMMB hosted this course, and based on the feedback that I have gotten on the course, it was a resounding success," Downswell said.

"You the participants should benefit. Kudos to the JFF as most of the participants are women. The participants are trusted with reshaping women football in Jamaica. It is challenging, but attainable with the requisite knowledge gained from the course. We must ensure that women football is seen in a different light," he added.

The individuals who participated in the course were: Everton Barrett, Dwayne Blake, Danielle Brown, Nicole Brown, Sashana Campbell, Natasha Douglas, Yvonne Francis, Donna-Marie Fulcott, Marvin Gayle, Tyiesha Grant, Tracey Hackett-Reid, Janeen Hague, Vayden Hayle, Deshorn Hylton, Tamara Lawrence, Charmlyn Lewis, Kerone Lugg, Jodi-Ann McGregor, Malawi Palmer, Monique Pryce, Venicia Reid, Yvette Stephenson, Charmaine Thompson-Ford, Kession Walker-Ellis and Kerall Whyte.