Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz will be one of four newcomers to soccer’s global showpiece, the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which gets underway on June 7, 2019 in France. This historic feat was achieved last October when the Reggae Girlz became the first Caribbean nation to qualify for the Women’s World Cup, defeating Panama on penalties in the third-place game at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.
The team is continuing its preparations to ensure its readiness for their opening match versus Brazil on June 9 in Grenoble.
“As a destination, we are always happy to celebrate the achievements of our sporting ambassadors and I congratulate the Reggae Girlz on their historic feat,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Jamaica’s prowess in the field of sports is well-known and we are excited that our women’s soccer program and the Reggae Girlz have achieved such remarkable success. As the team gets ready for the World Cup, we’d like to encourage Jamaicans at home and abroad as well as friends of Jamaica to support the team on their journey to France.”
Following their recent two-match series win over the 38th ranked Chileans, the Reggae Girlz will now turn their attention to their upcoming training camp from April 1-9 in South Africa where they will play South Africa’s national team. The team will then play their final match in Kingston versus Panama on May 19 before departing for the World Cup.
Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz are now ranked 53rd, having moved up 11 places in the December 2018 FIFA rankings.
For more information on Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz, go to www.reggaegirlz.com. To make a contribution to the team as they continue their preparation for the World Cup, go to www.reggaegirlzfoundation.com.
About Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. JTB offices are also located in Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam and Mumbai.
TripAdvisor® ranked Jamaica as the #1 Caribbean Destination and #14 Best Destination in the World in 2018. Also this year, the International Council of the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) named Jamaica the Best Destination for Adventure Tourism and TravAlliance Media named the JTB the Best Tourism Board Overall. Additionally, the JTB has been declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) for twelve consecutive years between 2006 and 2018. Jamaica also earned the WTA’s award for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Meetings & Conference Centre 2018 for the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Jamaica is home to some of the world’s best accommodations, attractions and service providers that have won several awards throughout the years.
For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagra