Jamaica’s Minister Of Sports To Visit South Florida At Reggae Girlz Awareness Conference

The Honorable Natalie Neita-Headley, MP, Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Sports, will visit South Florida this Valentine’s weekend to speak at the Reggae Girlz Awareness Conference, and to share Jamaica’s new sports policy with South Florida’s Jamaican diaspora.  The Conference to be held at the Sheraton Suites Hotel in Plantation will include a who’s who in the field of sports, government, and entertainment.
With the international sports spotlight still shining brightly on Jamaica as a result of the country’s impressive performance at the 2012 London Olympics, the Conference is a prime opportunity to raise awareness and garner support for Jamaica’s women’s football (soccer) programme, The Reggae Girlz.  Sponsored by the Jamaica High School Alumni Sporting Network (JHSASN) and its affiliates, The Reggae Girlz Awareness Conference will highlight and showcase the issues and struggles of the Girlz since their inception in 1990, present successes including having Jamaica be the only Caribbean country to have teams qualify for the CONCACAF Finals in both the Under 17 and Under 20 World Cup qualifying tournaments in 2012 and how the future of the Reggae Girlz will impact Jamaica’s future.
A delegation of noted Jamaican nationals will travel to South Florida along with Minister Neita- Headley for her visit, including Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President, Captain Horace Burrell, Technical Coordinator of Jamaica’s National Women’s Football (soccer), Vinemore Blaine, Legendary Jamaican Sports Reporter Ed Barnes and IRIE FM’s Nicholas Evans. In attendance will also be Mr. Winston Chung-Fah, former Jamaica Football Federation Technical Director and FIFA Honoree.