Reggae Girlz presented with Key to the City of Montego Bay
MONTEGO BAY: The members of the Jamaica senior women’s football team have been presented with the Key to the City of Montego Bay.
The presentation was made to the Reggae Girlz captain Konya Plummer this morning by Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis at the start of four days of national celebration, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport in honour of the team’s historic qualification to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals.
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport, Olivia Grange, said she was “grateful for the partnership and support of the Mayor and all the Councillors in the St James Municipal Corporation in the staging of this morning’s event at which the great honour was bestowed upon the Reggae Girlz.”
Minister Grange said:
“Everything that we have planned to celebrate these extraordinary women is well deserved and quite appropriate.
"How can we forget that glorious day in October when Jamaica defeated Panama in the Concacaf Women’s Championship to become the first Caribbean country to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup?
"It was happy reward for years of blood, sweat and tears. It was the happy outcome after many hours of training, gruelling games, tough tackles and stunning goals. It was the result of talent, preparation and dedication.
"It is an achievement that is well deserved and comes after overcoming several challenges.
"The activities during the next few days were designed to make you feel the love of the Jamaican people. They are also intended to garner much more support as you prepare for France 2019.”
Schedule of activities
Saturday, December 15
* Civic Ceremony in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)
* Motorcade across St Catherine, Kingston and St Andrew
Sunday, December 16
* Meet and Greet the Press (1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
* Praise, Worship and Thanksgiving Concert at Emancipation Park (5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
Monday, December 17
* Courtesy Calls on leaders
* Her Excellency Lady Allen (9 a.m.)
* Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Delroy Williams (11 a.m.)
* Dr Peter Phillips, Leader of the opposition (1 p.m.)
* Visit to the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation
* Reception hosted by the Prime Minister Andrew Holness
Tuesday, December 18
* Excursion to north coast
Wednesday, December 19
*Members of team depart Jamaica