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No World Cup training camp for Reggae Girlz

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 2:56 PMLivingston Scott
file Members of Jamaica's senior women's team celebrate a goal during a game in the recently-concluded CONCACAF Caribbean Women's World Cup qualifiers at the National Stadium.
Jamaica Football Federation president Michael Ricketts

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Michael Ricketts confirmed that school commitment has force the association to abandon a proposed training camp for the senior Reggae Girlz, to assist with their preparation for the CONCACAF final round World Cup qualifiers.

The tournament is set to take place in the United States from October 4 to 17.

Ricketts confirmed to The Gleaner that the camp will not go ahead as planned, as a great number of the squad attend colleges in North American and will not be available during the intended period. 

As a result the coaching staff will be looking to get the girls together as close to the tournament as possible.

"The challenge is the availability of the players. A number of them are in colleges across the United Stated, so it's going to be difficult to get them away from school," said Ricketts. "But what the coaches would love to do is get them into the (United) States, at least a week before the start of the competition and then we hopefully can have them together for six to seven days."

"If we can't get everybody together, then we try to get as many of them we can into the States a little earlier than usual so we can train together," he added.