Reggae Girlz U-17 coach says more support is needed for Jamaican women’s soccer

Reggae Girlz Under 17 coach Lorne Davidson (center)

Coach Lorne Donaldson of Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Girlz has called for more financial sponsorship for women’s soccer in Jamaica.

More support is needed for local players to match the exposure of their American compatriots, says Donaldson.

The team currently has eight overseas-based players, including two from South Florida.

The Girlz, who on Sunday became champions of the Caribbean Football Union after defeating Haiti 2-1, have already secured a spot in the CONCACAF round of qualifiers to be contested in Grenada in February.

The top two teams from the CONCACAF round will advance to the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan in 2016.

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