Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz launch IndieGoGo campaign with new Marley track

06.29.2014

Feature-Jamaica

Jamaica has a women’s football club called the Reggae Girlz that is ranked 4th in their region. They just CRUSHED it this past weekend, defeating St. Lucia 14-0 & the Dominican Republic 7-0. They are obviously good enough to play in the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. The only problem? While the Jamaica Football Federation has always believed in its female football program, it has struggled to secure sufficient funding. As a result, they’re not able to implement the elements that other world-class female soccer programs consider to be fundamental like traveling to play in practice matches, proper training camp accommodations, or even covering their expenses to the next qualifying match. And that may ultimately prevent them from taking part in the World Cup in 2015. Fortunately, through the vision of Federation president Captain Horace Burrell, the Jamaica women’s program has been given another opportunity to fulfill its potential.

Cedella Marley — the eldest daughter of Bob and Rita Marley — is trying to make sure that happens. She knows that she can’t guarantee that Jamaica will be represented at the World Cup in 2015. But at the very least, she wants to give the Reggae Girlz every shot to succeed and even became the ambassador for the Jamaica women’s football program. She’s helping spread the word about the team— to raise money so that the team can pay for travel, training and other things that they’ll need to continue to Strike Hard!

What We Need & What You Get

In order to get the Reggae Girlz to the next qualifying round in Trinidad, August 19th – 26th, we need to raise at least an additional $50,000.

This amount will go towards a few weeks of coaching, housing, proper nutrition and proper training to keep the Reggae Girlz at the top of their game.

Head to bit.ly/strikehard for a full list of unique, Marley Brand perks just for the Indiegogo campaign. Here are some of the highlights:

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