Reggae Girlz Under 17
Reggae Girlz – Peta Gaye Dixon (standing, second row, extreme right) – Photo via Reggae Girlz and Jamaica Football Federation


Jamaica’s Under 17 Reggae Girlz blasted St Lucia 14-0 in Paramaribo, Suriname on Friday, in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) World Cup qualifiers.

Four strikes from the tiny Jody Brown (Ocho Rios High) in the 5th, 34th, 38th, and 54th minutes led the route for the young Girlz. Tarania Clarke (16th, 27th and 29th) and Shanhaine Nelson (19th, 21st and 90+3), both notched a hat-trick, while Sherice Clarke (8th and 34th), Tateyana Pitter (63rd) Monique Perrier (65th) got the rest of goals.

Well, you know we have to highlight our Trelawny people. Peta Gaye Dixon from Freemans Hall in South Trelawny, is a student of Albert Town High. She is a member of the Trelawny Women’s Team, started in the 14-0 routing. Peta Gaye is a defender with great potential. Last year, she was a starter in the Jamaican Under 15 team. Now the young defender has also claimed her position in the Reggae Girlz Under 17 team. She is the only girl from Western Jamaica (county of Cornwall) on the squad. We wish her and the team all the best.


The win places the Reggae Girlz at the top of the 4 game group on 6 points. Other teams in the group are hosts Suriname and Barbados. The top 2 teams from the group will advance to the second phase of the CFU round. At the completion, the top two teams, in addition to another from the play-offs, will represent CONCACAF at next year’s World Cup in Jordan.


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