Reggae Girlz World Cup Team Named


The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) on Wednesday unveiled a 22-woman squad selected by Coach Hue Menzies to contest the FIFA Women’s Cup from June 7 to July 7 in France, with the promise to announce one more player no later than Friday.

The Reggae Girlz made history last October by qualifying for the holy grail of competitions, becoming the first Caribbean team to advance to a senior women’s World Cup.

JFF President Michael Ricketts expressed pride in the achievement, adding that the team has all of the factors to represent Jamaica well. “Based on the make-up, capabilities and ambassadorial spirit of the players and staff, the Federation is absolutely confident that the country will be represented with pride,” Mr. Ricketts said. He also praised the players who did not make the cut, saying, “We must also point out that none of this would have happened without the commitment and sacrifice of those Girlz who battled for us in the qualifiers but will not be a part of the group for France. We express sincere thanks to those Girlz.”

Mr. Ricketts also thanked the sponsors, fans, the government of Jamaica and the media for the support.

TEAM: Allyson Swaby; Ashleigh Shim; Chinyelu Asher; Chanel Hudson-Marks; Deneisha Blackwood; Dominique Bond-Flasza; Khadija Shaw; Lauren Silver; Marlo Sweatman; Nicole McClure; Sahsana Campbell; Konya Plummer; Toriana Patterson; Trudi Carter; Yazmeen Jamieson; Chantel Swaby; Kayla McCoy; Cheyna Matthews; Tiffany Cameron; Jody Brown; Sydney Schneider; Olufolasade Adamolekun