The Women's Professional League (WPL) is due to begin next month. But the local women's football season will kick off today, when the Women's League Football (TT WoLF) will commence as planned.
T&T Women's Football League
Action in the 2015 Trinidad and Tobago Women’s League Football (TT WoLF) is about begin, and the St. Ann’s Rangers FC Women are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to defend their reign as Champions after winning the 2014 title.
On December 2, last year, the country came to a standstill as this nation’s women footballers were on the verge of making the World Cup Finals. Since then the girls who played their hearts out, have not kicked a ball.
Maylee Attin-Johnson, captain of the T&T national senior women’s football team, has described as “historic” Government’s decision to establish a Women’s Professional Football League (Wolf) and cabinet’s subsequent approval of $1.7 million to jump start the league. She expressed full support for the latest undertaking during an interview on the Sports Max Zone on Friday.
The sum of $1.7 million was yesterday approved by Cabinet to kickstart the inaugural women’s professional football league, scheduled to begin in mid-June. This was revealed at the post-Cabinet briefing by Minister of Sport Brent Sancho. Sancho was appointed Minister of Sport in February and started the planning stages soon after. He said that the funds were to “assist in offsetting start-up expenditure as well as operational and administrative expenses.”
On the eve of this season's Women's League Football (WoLF) action, doubts remain concerning the future of the local women's game. The Women's Professional League (WPL) was announced in February by Minister of Sport, Brent Sancho, and is due to start in three month's time. With three weeks to go, the participating clubs have yet to be announced, nor has it been made clear whether the government or the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) would oversee the league.
The 2015 season of the TWoLF (T&T Women’s League Football) will commence today at the Hasely Crawford Stadium training field from 1pm with a series of activities including parade of teams and fun events where the teams will be grouped for novelty events.
Scores of footballers, mostly teens, yesterday took advantage of a one-week head start to familiarise themselves with their club rivals at the launch of the Women’s League Football (WOLF) a day which excluded football, but witnessed camaraderie made easy by an array of unconventional activities. Albeit on a dusty and arid Hasely Crawford Stadium training pitch in Mucurapo, the footballers, coaches, administrators, friends and relatives gathered in a light atmosphere ahead of the newly reformatted women’s league.
The 2015 season of Trinidad and Tobago Women's League Football (TT WoLF) will commence on the May 16 at a yet to be determined venue.