Women in Sports: The National Jamaican Female Rugby Team – LADY CROCS


The Lady Crocs are making huge waves in the world of National Rugby becoming the first Female Caribbean team to ever qualify for the Hong Kong (7’s). Now their sights are set on qualifying for and winning at the Olympics.

The National Jamaican female Rugby Team is heading to the Cayman Island on July 4, 2019, to represent Jamaica in 7’s tournament in a historic attempt to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The Lady Crocs team consists of over 30 talented young women many hailing from the innercity communities in Jamaica while other team members have been handpicked and recruited from the USA, Canada, and the UK.

Corporate Support Needed

Jamaican Female Rugby Team: (Top Row) Lovel Atkinson, Debisha Scarlett, Shanice Stewart, Zanasha Hinds Vanessa Henry, Naomi Dodd, Steven Lewis(Coach), Brittney Rhoden, Toni-Kaye Johnson, Shanique Smith. (Bottom Row) Sasha-Gaye Green(Captain), Debisha Williams, Tarja Richards, Gabrielle Davidson, Rickiandra Reid, Lockara Walker, Krystal Anderson, Tihanna Lewinson.

Sasha-Gaye Green, The Lady Crocs team captain, has been leading the team since 2018 and is very proud of her team and the progress they have made over the past year. “The girl make it fun for me, we have a very strong group.” She is, however, concerned that the team needs vitamins and proper nutrition to be competition ready. “We could really use some corporate support and sponsorship“. When asked what exactly the team needs to be successful, Sasha-Gaye pointed out that the team is in great need of a home. She explained, “We really need a home field somewhere to keep our equipment as well as a resident house to accommodate visiting players“. “I know once the girls are more comfortable we will be able to really focus on our training and will be able to get better results“.

Extra Coaching Support

The 20-year-old rugby veteran player and coach, Sports Business Consultant – Professional Rugby Coach and member of USA Rugby Performance Game Board (7’s), Stephen Lewis, has been invited to assist the Jamaican team with their preparation for the Olympic qualifier. A native from Scotland now living in New York, Lewis will be on the island for the next two weeks and will be joining the National team on their journey to Cayman Island in July.

The Lady Crocs team has natural talent, athletism and are very enthusiast. Now we just need to marry all that good energy with more Rugby IQ and technical knowledge, said Lewis. “The girls are in a 6 team group and I think our chances are good.” “Our  biggest rivals are Guyana and Mexico but we are a team that can beat them we just need to go out and perform
Stephen Lewis is excited about the growth of Rugby and wants to encourage Jamaicans to embrace the sport. “Rugby is a fantastic sport particularly for women as it helps build their confidence self-esteem they just need to remember to enjoy it and make some memories“.

All eyes are on the girls as they work to make history and Jamaica proud.


Written by Maliaka Bryce


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