Jamaican-born New York legislators Assemblyman Nick Perry and Senator Leroy Comrie presented citations to Jamaica’s Reggae Girl Nicole McClure, who was a special guest of the Queens-based Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), at its 25th anniversary launch, at the Jamaica Consulate in midtown Manhattan on Jan. 8.
TJB is marking 25 years of operations at the Penn Relays, at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.
TJB said Perry and Comrie presented the special award to McClure, goalkeeper of the Reggae Girls soccer team, during the ceremony at the Jamaica Consulate in midtown Manhattan.
Perry represents the 58th Assembly District in Brooklyn, which encompasses parts of East Flatbush and Canarsie.
Comrie, represents the 14th Senatorial District in Queens, including portions of Jamaica, Cambria Heights, Queens Village, Hollis, St. Albans, Laurelton, Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, Hillcrest and Kew Gardens.
The Reggae Girls team created history when it qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in France from June 7 to July 7.
After receiving the citations, McClure said she was “thankful for the recognition” bestowed on her, according to TJB, which provides meals and transportation, among other things, to Jamaican and Caribbean athletes annually at the Penn Relays Carnival.