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Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 Women’s Team will commence their World Cup qualifying quest towards the 2018 FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay with a Caribbean Zone preliminary phase clash against US Virgin Islands from 7:30 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Wednesday.

The game will follow the opening clash of a double header with Curacao facing Grenada from 5pm. Matches continue on Friday and Sunday with only the Group winner advancing to the Caribbean Final round in Haiti.

Head coach Jamaal Shabazz has been overseeing the team’s preparations for just under a month and says he expects the team to overcome their hurdles this week.

“I think we have prepared well. It’s a different ball game all together having to switch fro training senior men to now preparing Under 17 Women. It’s a new language and new type of decorum. The under 17 girls is a different kettle of fish. I have learned a lot in this three weeks and some of us has been very enjoyable.

“But overall I think the players have demonstrated a good level of understand for the game which is an encouraging sign and they have a high level of enthusiasm to work hard and achieve success. They are very passionate and I am very impressed with their effort and determination and also their spirit,” Shabazz told TTFA Media.

“They have put behind them the season that they had when they went to CONCACAF for the first time at Under 15 level and were slaughtered and now they are very focused on the future and this upcoming tournament.

“We will enter the competition confident as hosts but very careful about how we approach the games because there has been progress in each of these three countries in women football and everyone wants to move on and get to the final round in Haiti. It is important that we take each game by its own and put points on the table so at the end we can come out on top of the group and advance to the next phase,” Shabazz added.

“This team did not come out of a development programme when the new regime came into the TTFA they inherited a CONCACAF tournament which they played in. The teams we had before developed at under 12. So this is new to these girls and it will not be a stroll in the park for us at this level. It will be a huge challenge,” he said.

Tickets are priced at $20 (Adults) and $10 for kids and will be available at the venue on each matchday.

T&T National Women U-17 Player Profiles.
TTFA Media.


Name:Chelsea Ramnauth
Position: Goalkeeper
DOB: 21 June, 2002
School: Fyzabad Secondary
Hometown: Fyzabad

Name: Makida Herbert
Position:Goalkeeper
DOB: Feb 17th, 2001
School: Mucurapo West
Hometown: Mucurapo

Name: Kya Edwards
Position: Defender
DOB: Feb 18th, 2002
Club: Cap Off
Hometown: Carapichaima

Name: Moines Mejias
DOB: Dec 4th, 2003
Position: Defender
Club: Trincity Nationals
Hometown: Trincity

Name: Shamika York
Position: Defender
DOB: July 14th 2001
School: Malabar Sec
Hometown: Arima

Name: Roshun Williams
Position: Defender
DOB: Feb 5th, 2003
Club: Waterloo Institute
Hometown: Waterloo

Name:Aaliyah Pascall
Position: Defender/Mid
DOB: Nov 6th, 2001
School: Pleasantville Sec.
Hometown: Pleasantville

Name: Tianna Daniel
Position: Defender
DOB: Nov 12th, 2001
School: Arima North Sec.
Hometown: Arima

Name: Natifah Hackshaw
Position: Midfielder
DOB: May 23rd, 2001
Club: Rangers FC
Hometown: Port of Spain

Name: Sarah De Gannes
Position: Midfield/FOR
DOB: Sept 22, 2002
Club: Internazionale
Hometown: Alberta

Name: Kara Trotman
Position: Defender/MID
DOB: July 30th, 2001
Club: Seattle Reign
Hometown: Seattle

Name: Annika Daniel
Position: Midfielder
DOB: June 1st, 2003
Club: FC Bellevue
Hometown: Kenmore WA

Name: Aaliyah Lynch
Position: Midfielder
DOB: Dec 13th, 2001
School: St Augustine Sec
Hometown: St Augustine

Name: Maria-Frances Serrant
Position: Midfielder
DOB: Feb 17th, 2001
Club: Diego Martin Centre
Hometown: Diego Martin

Name: Latifah Pascall
Position: Defender/MID
DOB: July 2nd, 2003
School: Pleasantville Sec.
Hometown: Pleasantville

Name: Chrissy Mitchell
Position : Defender/MID
DOB: Jan 17th, 2002
School: Mayaro Secondary
Hometown: Mayaro

Name: Aaliyah Prince
Position: Midfield/FOR
DOB: Feb 5th, 2001
School: Success Laventille
Hometown: Port of Spain

Name: Afiyah Cornwall
Position: Forward
DOB: April 10th, 2002
Club: Waterloo Institute
Hometown: Waterloo

Name: Jessica Harragin
Position: Midfielder
DOB: Feb 17th, 2004
School: Holy Name Convent
Hometown: Port of Spain

Name: Kayla Baboolal
Position: Midfielder
DOB: Sept 15th, 2004
Club: Biche FC
Hometown: Biche