Female footballer of Dominican Heritage signs with Manchester United Women Football Club

Jayde Riviere wearing Manchester Red

Twenty-one year old Jayde Riviere, a member of the Olympic Gold Medal 2020 Canadian National Women’s squad, has inked a 3-year contract with Manchester United Women’s Football Club.

Manchester United W.F.C plays in the Women’s Super League, the top tier of English women’s football.

Jayde, who was born to Dominican father, Tony Riviere and Canadian mother, Emily Lui, has been part of the Canadian Women’s National program since the age of 14. She has made 36 caps at the senior level including appearances for Canada’s qualification for the upcoming Women’s World Cup 2023 to be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand. The University of Michigan student elected for an early school exit in order to pursue her professional football career with the formidable Manchester United.

Jayde is quite fond of her Dominican heritage. “I have been fortunate to appreciate my heritage and culture through my dad”, Jayde acknowledges, “my dad is [a] proud Dominican and has made sure to pass that on to me”.

Jayde recalls that one of the first things she did when she entered the Olympic Village in Japan was to seek out that Dominican flag for a picture.

Jayde hopes to be able to help promote women football in Dominica.

“I intend to hold some clinics for women in Dominica to help raise the profile and benefits that the sport offers to women”, she states.

Jayde signs the 3-year Manchester United W.F.C contract while her father watches

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10 Comments

  1. If we knew better
    January 25, 2023

    Good Job Tony. All the best you you and your family.

  2. Jesus is Lord
    January 24, 2023

    Miss Riviere, I’ve chosen to greet you with some Dominican love. let me recognise your achievement and future success. I’ve been looking at your progress and development for some time so its no surprise. I wish you had chosen Liverpool the level you are at that of united is a better choice.
    Dad Mr Riviere and the rest of your family, we want to salute you too for the encouragement and love given to Jayde in helping her pursue her goal.
    I’m sure Jayde will find it necessary to complete her education in the future.

    Sir, Thanks again for allowing Jayde to be a shining light and a beacon of hope to Dominican youth because of your influence.
    I ask for more of Dominicans to allow their children to excel in sports or whatever gift the Lord have bestow upon then.
    “It only takes a spark to get the fire burning.” Jayde you are that SPARK

    Peace and blessings.

  3. pydana
    January 23, 2023

    proud of you. Lift Dominica above corruption

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  4. The Calabash
    January 23, 2023

    Congrats.
    Strong DA genes. Love the DA/Ontario connection.
    Play with passion.

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  5. Lin clown
    January 23, 2023

    That is what we call patriotic.She is not like some of those crook,traitors and UWP liars who try to destroy Dominica at every opportunity.

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    • Toto
      January 24, 2023

      Lin, you really are a pathetic creature partner. Jayde is a Canadian you must know and she represented that country in the Olympics, not Dominica. That was her choice. I am very happy she has joined top club Manchester United in the U.K. as a career move, which I hope will also be financially rewarding for her. Why you have to mix this up with Dominica politics God only knows. Good luck to Jayde and may the good lord have pity on misguided characters like Lin.

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    • Bwa-Banday
      January 24, 2023

      STOP it Big Clown! Why are you trying to steal the young lady’s thunder? The nerve of you! What does politics have to do with this story? Cant you not just congratulations and move on? The nerve of the less educated! :twisted: :twisted:

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    • Dominican Bwoi
      January 24, 2023

      Give it a rest you clown. Don’t you get tired of repeating the same bullsh*t everyday? Change the record

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  6. Bwa-Banday
    January 23, 2023

    You go girl!

    I see the fig, bouyon and coconut water in your veins are working miracles. Great to see you are proud of and appreciate your Dcan heritage. I wish you all the very best in your football career. Stay focused!

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  7. Zandoli
    January 23, 2023

    Good Job…….make us proud.

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