Heavy storms couldn’t dampen the competitive spirits of 25 girls and women as they took to the pitch on Saturday to compete in the second annual Women’s Football Day at Roscow A. L. Davies Field at Baillou Hills Sporting Complex in New Providence, Nassau.
The 2v2 jamboree for ages eight and up marked the second year Bahamian athletes participated in the region-wide event created by The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) in 2015 to encourage greater participation in the sport from women of all ages.
“We are convinced that there is an enormous growth potential within our region and we need to continue demonstrating that the sport offers significant opportunities to empower women beyond the pitch,” said CONCACAF Acting General Secretary Ted Howard.
To commemorate the day, women and girls from Canada, the U.S., Mexico and around the Caribbean participated in a variety of activities, ranging from grassroots football festivals and tournaments, to community events promoting football as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. In Nassau,
“It’s clear the young girls and women who participated in Women’s Football Day here in Nassau thoroughly enjoyed themselves,” said Adam Miller, Assistant General Secretary at Bahamas Football Association. “We look forward to seeing more young women out on the field as the women’s game continues to grow and thrive in The Bahamas.”
Published Thursday, June 9, 2016