Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

More than 800 female footballers from 22 schools will be among the expected thousands of patrons at Jamaica’s National Stadium on Sunday cheering on the Reggae Girlz in their final home match before they depart before they begin their FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign in June.

Jamaica will be playing Panama the team they beat 4-2 on penalties last October to qualify for their very first berth in the Women’s World Cup.

Tickets were possible for the girls, who play in the ISSA Schoolgirl Football Competition, by Winsynco through their bottled-water brand WATA, one of the sponsors of the Reggae Girlz.

“The WATA Football Showcase is all about Girl Power! We are celebrating the achievements of our Reggae Girlz and the dedication of our ISSA Schoolgirls football teams to sports,” said Tamara Ward, Wisynco’s Senior Marketing and Public Relations Manager.

“Our hope is to inspire these ladies through a fun and healthy social interaction among their peers that build confidence, team spirit, motivates them to make the right decisions and find balance in their nutrition habits.

“We are thrilled to have made this experience possible for forty-five teams or over eight hundred young girls."

In addition to match tickets, the players will also get a presentation about nutrition by fitness expert Kamila McDonald as well as an inspirational presentation by a member of the Reggae Girlz team.

They will also to take team photos to commemorate the day and get football gear and lunch.

Additionally, WATA ambassador Wayne Marshall will perform for them.

Red Stripe Premier League Champions Portmore United qualified for the 2020 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League on Thursday night when they drew 1-1 with Waterhouse FC in the final of the Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship played at Stadium East in Kingston.

Jamaica’s new long-distance queen Aisha Praught-Leer set a new national record for the 5000m at the USATF Distance Class held at the Jack Kemp Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday.

When Julien Alfred crossed the line in the 200m at the Big 12 Championships at the John Jacobs Complex in Oklahoma this past weekend she was third in 22.90 behind her Texas teammates Teahna Daniels and Kynnedy Flannel who were both given 22.71 for first and second, respectively.

Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis legend Dexter St. Louis died on Thursday in France, media in Trinidad and Tobago are reporting.

Jamaica’s high school prodigy Christopher Taylor is reportedly joining the camp of respected track and field coach Rana Reider at his base in Florida.

Cricket West Indies and Cricket Canada have agreed to an expanded partnership in the forthcoming months that will see more collaboration and participation of players and administrators in cricket, at CWI and Cricket Canada events.

Jordan Scott dedicated his long and triple jump gold medals at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships at the weekend to his mother and said he believes he can jump a lot farther later this season at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

A record 536 players from 20 countries as well as the West Indies have made themselves available for the 2019 CPL Draft that takes place in London on May 22.

Trinidad and Tobago and Panama maintained their 100 per cent win records by each winning their second matches in Group B at 2019 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship in Mexico on Tuesday.

Sprinter Andre Ewers created history when he became the first Florida State University (FSU) sprinter to win back-to-back sprint doubles at the ACC Championships held at Lannigan Field in Charlottesville, Virginia from May 9-11.

Even while revealing that he spending more time perfecting his 100m, 2018 European champion Zharnel Hughes said he is considering taking on the sprint double at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar at the end of September.

Jonielle Smith said she is proud of the silver medal her team won at the 2019 IAAF World Relays that concluded in Yokohama, Japan on Sunday.

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