Grange Committed to Women’s Premier League

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Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the
Honourable Olivia Grange, has pledged continued support to the Women’s Football Premier
League.

The Ministry, through the Sports Development Foundation, stepped in to save the league last
year when it did not attract sponsorship.

The Ministry had committed to give sponsorship support for one year. “But if I have anything to
do with it, it won’t be [a one-off support],” said Minister Grange on Wednesday (yesterday) at
the women’s league awards ceremony at the Jamaica Football Federation Headquarters.

Minister Grange expressed disappointment that women’s sports have not been able to attract
sufficient sponsorship. While she called on corporate Jamaica to change its position regarding
women’s sports, Minister Grange said it was important for her to lead by example.

Accordingly, the Minister announced a new policy position to increase financial support of
women’s sports. As a result, the Ministry (through the SDF) will continue support of the
Women’s Football Premier League. Read more