Women help women!
President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell has called on women in top positions to assist in the development of local women's football.
Burrell made his appeal during the Sherwin Williams Women's League awards ceremony at the JFF's offices on Thursday.
"Women are playing an important role in the development of football, but we have to provide experience for the players in moving forward, so I'm calling on females managers, or CEOs, to get involved," the JFF boss said.
"I bet you all that the necessary assistance would see us qualifying for a women's World Cup final soon," he said.
Burrell commended Sherwin Williams for staying on board as sponsor.
"It takes a lot of money to support 11 national teams, and the visionary Ian Forbes (managing director, Sherwin Williams) answered the call once again," Burrell said.
Barbican walked away with the majority of awards and cash incentives. Barbican won the Sherwin Williams League for the eight consecutive year and the Colourscape Knockout for the third straight year.
The team won $400,000. Beaten finalists Waterhouse received $250,000; G.C. Foster earned $140,000 for third and Los Perfectos $100,000 for fourth.
Rochelle Bryan of Barbican was voted most valuable player (MVP) for the season. Her teammate, Tashika Small, was MVP of the final. The top goalscorer award was shared by Venecia Reid of GC Foster, Rashan Palache (Los Perfectos), and Kenesha Reid of Barbican, 17 goals each.
Top goalkeeper was Abbigayle Palmer of Barbican. Charles Edwards was voted coach of the year.