Women’s World Cup Trophy makes first stop in Jamaica

Excitement, hope and even reverence were the palpable emotions as people—young and old—examined the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy and took pictures standing next to it at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on March 3, 2019.

The trophy, for which 24 teams including Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz will compete in the FIFA Women’s World Cup from June 7-July 7, 2019, was making its first stop of a global journey.

The event coincided with a grassroots festival for young players in the morning and the second of a two-match series between Jamaica and Chile in the afternoon.

Elaine Walker-Brown, chairperson of the Jamaica Football Federation Women’s Committee told the press the events of the day had a positive affect on many people. “The trophy coming to Montego Bay was very inspirational for everyone, especially the kids who participated and had the opportunity to take pictures with the trophy,” Brown said.

Attendees at the trophy ceremony and corresponding activities included CFU President Randolph Harris; Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio; Concacaf Director of Caribbean Football Horace Reid; and One Concacaf Senior Manager Howard McIntosh.