A group of Canadian based Guyana “Lady Jags” footballers have received a most welcome boost to their efforts to garner financial support for recently formed GFF International Supporters Group. The ISG were presented with a $500 cheque by Bedessee Imports Sports at an April 13 Meet & Greet Social held at the Company’s Scarborough headquarters.
According to Rebecca Vaughan who is a member of the leadership Team heading The International Supporters Group (ISG) the financial support of companies like Bedessee Imports Sports are critical to the efforts of the organization. The ISG was instrumental in the relaunching of the Lady Jaguars program which occurred in Toronto in mid-March. The ISG is also seeking to establish partnerships with businesses and individuals in the diaspora in an effort to support programs and initiatives the Guyana Football Federation plan to implement. In April the Lady Jags will participate in the CFU Women’s Challenge Series in Trinidad and in May they will participate in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualification Tournament in Guyana.
Now that Bedessee Imports Sports has set the ball rolling with its outstanding generosity, the Canadian based Lady Jags’ plans are to approach other Guyanese-Canadian Companies to solicit similar support. The Canadian based Lady Jags will need to raise approximately Cdn $12,000 to finance the Toronto-Guyana travel for their 15 members who are desirous of returning home to participate in Guyana’s bid for Women’s World Cup qualification.
Fueled by the participation of its Canadian-based players, Guyana’s Lady Jags almost made it to the 2016 Olympics Women’s Soccer Tournament, eventually bowing in the final stage of CONCACAF qualification.