written by: Noelita Lawrence-Ricketts
Two western teams Real MoBay and Trelawny are among the 12-teams down to participate in this year’s 2019/2010 unsponsored Female Football League set to kick off this Saturday with a full slate of matches.
Three new clubs are down to participate in the League, which will also see the return of the University of the West Indies (UWI).
Northern Queens, Royal Lakes and Real Mona are the debuting teams and will make up the three from St. Catherine which also includes Fraizer’s Whip.
Waterhouse is the defending champion.
Beaten finalists Cavalier, Rangers and Olympic Gardens are the other teams.
Many times winners Barbican and Los Perfectos will once again be absent.
The League is scheduled to run until November.
Western two Real MoBay and Trelawny, have been paired in Zone ‘A’ along with Olympic, the champions Waterhouse, Royal Lakes and Real Mona while Cavaliers’ Arnett Gardens, Northern Queens, UWI, Fraizer’s Whip and Rangers make up Zone ‘B’.
The first round of games will see Real MoBay, last year’s beaten knockout finalists travelling to engage one of the new comers Real Mona at the Buttercup Park field while Trelawny Women will also be in the road whenthey line up against Royal Lakes.
Waterhouse marks the defense of their crown at home to Olympic Gardens at the Drewsland Mini Stadium in the other game listed for Group ‘A’.
Cavalier at home to Fraizers Whip; UWI hosting Northern Queens and Rangers against Arnett Gardens are the games on in Group ‘B’. The Real MoBay team which has flattered to deceive in recent years is full of confidence this time around going into the League following the inclusion of several of the Parishes young players who have joined up.
Coach Marvin Peterkin, at the helm of the unit for the last three seasons says the tean has been significantly bolstered by the addition of the school players who he describes as talented and eager to go, they have certainly added depth he said.
Some Real MoBay players celebrate a goal against GC Foster College during a Women’s football game played at Green Pond last time out in the league.