The Jamaica Football Federation will this year stage its third National Under 15 Girls Tournament. The tournament is part of the JFF’s objective of facilitating more females playing the game at an early age. Further in order to ensure the participation of more females in football, at least one member of the coaching staff and the manager by the Regulations must be female.
The Tournament is slated to begin on May 7th and end on June 18th.
It will be played in three stages as follows:
There will be four Groups (consisting of parishes); three Groups will consist of three parishes and one Group consist of four parishes. Each Group will be required to play inter parish games. On each match day, a different parish will host all teams in the Group, with each team playing either two or three games on the day. At the end of the Group stage, the top two (2) teams from each Group will advance to the Quarter Final. The four (4) Quarter Finals winners will advance to the Semi-Finals. The two winners of the Semi-Finals will advance to the Final to compete for the JFF Under 15 Girls Challenge Cup.
The competition will be very helpful in the preparation and selection of a National Under 15 Girl’s Squad which will participate in the 2016 CONCACAF Under 15 Girl’s Championship which will take place from August 9-21 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex located in the world famous Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
A total of 26 national teams have applied to participate in the 2016 CONCACAF Under 15 Girls’ Championship including 18 from CFU; 3 from NAFU (Canada, Mexico and USA) and 5 from UNCAF (Costa Rica; El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua).