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Title: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on March 06, 2010, 09:23:22 AM
T&T WNT U-17 finishes 3rd after 1-1 draw with Canada.
By: canadasoccer.com.


Canada's women's U-17 team closed out the Women's Under-17 Four Nation Tournament with a 1:1 draw against host Trinidad and Tobago.

The match was played in front of a spirited crowd at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. The host scored in the opening half and Canada's Haisha Cantave returned with the equaliser in the second half.

"It was a very well played match by Canada against a hard-working and direct opponent," said Canadian national coach Bryan Rosenfeld. "We created many chances, but not enough to win."

Tonight's match was Canada's third international match in six days. Rosenfeld's starting XI featured Sabrina D'Angelo in goal, Ally Courtnall at right back, Shannen Jainudeen and Nicole Setterlund at centre back, Katherine Caverley at left back, Chantale Campbell, Kylie Davis and Sabrina Hémond from right to left in the midfield, and Haisha Cantave, Nour Ghoneim and Diamond Simpson from right to left up front.

Both teams came out to a flying start. Less than two minutes from the whistle, right back Ally Courtnall was driving into the offensive zone and winning Canada's first corner of the match.

Just three minutes later, Trinidad and Tobago had a wonderful chance after a cross got past Canadian goalkeeper D'Angelo. Fortunately, Setterlund got back just in time and dove to knock the shot wide of the net.

Then in the eighth minute, Campbell stepped up and fired a 30-yard blast that hit the crossbar.

The play continued both ways, but then Canada thought it had a worthy opportunity after Simpson broke in past the defence. Simpson was tackled on the play by goalkeeper Keri Myers, but there was no call on the play.

Four minutes later, Trinidad and Tobago opened the scoring with the first goal of the game in the 19th minute. Canadian goalkeeper D'Angelo was knocked in the air when several players went up to connect with a Trinidad and Tobago free kick. The ball came down and scrambled its way over the line for a 1-0 Trinidad and Tobago lead.

"Trinidad and Tobago's players fought like crazy, but our Canadian players never quit," said Rosenfeld.

Canada quickly returned to action looking for the equaliser. While Canada would have to wait until the second half, it did get close with several more chances before the half-time whistle.

In the 32nd minute, Campbell produced a great shot along the ground that was nearly redirected on target by Cantave. Five minutes later, Cantave had a chance on a breakaway, but her shot was stopped by Myers.

Then in the 40th minute, Courtnall had another one of her great runs, but was pulled down right on the edge of the penalty area. Again, there was no call on the play.

Before the second half, coach Rosenfeld made his first of five changes, replacing Hémond with Abigail Raymer. Within five minutes of her entry, Raymer had a good chance off a Cantave cross, but Raymer was just wide with her shot.

A few minutes later, it was Cantave on the receiving end of a Setterlund pass. Cantave did not miss, firing the equalising goal into the top corner of the net.

From there, Canada maintained most of the possession, but could not score the winning goal. There was a great strike from Cantave in the 63rd minute, a well-taken free kick by Campbell in the 81st minute, and a good run by substitute Zakiya McIntosh in the 85th minute.

During the second half, coach Rosenfeld made four more changes. He replaced Raymer with Caroline Beaulne in the 75th minute, Cantave and Ghoneim for McIntosh and Haillie Price in the 77th minute, and Davis for Kinley McNicoll in the 83rd minute.

The Canada 1:1 draw closed out a week-long camp in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. Following the match, Canada will have a few more days of training before heading to Costa Rica for the 2010 CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship which runs 10-20 March.
Title: PoS to host the draw for the U-17 Women's WC
Post by: E-man on April 15, 2010, 05:46:19 PM
Port of Spain to host the draw for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
The Sports Campus


The draw for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Trinidad and Tobago 2010 will take place at the Hyatt Hotel in Port of Spain on Wednesday, 5 May 2010 at 19.00 (11.00 CET). Franz Beckenbauer, Chairman of the FIFA U20 and U17 Women's World Cup Committee, Jack Warner President of the Trinidad and Tobago Organising Committee and Tatjana Haenni Head of FIFA Women's Competitions will be in attendance.

The Draw will determine the fixtures for the group stage of the competition, which will be played in Arima/Malabar, Couva, Marabella and Port of Spain In Trinidad and Scarborough in Tobago, from 5 to 25 September 2010.

9 of the 16 teams participating in the tournament are already known : Trinidad and Tobago who have qualified automatically as the host country; Japan, Korea DPR and Korea Republic (Asian zone); Canada and Mexico (North, Central America and Caribbean zone); Brazil, Chile and Venezuela (South American zone). The African Zone will play their final qualification matches until 28th, 29th or 30th May, the European zone from 22 to 26 June;  and Oceania zone from 8 to 16 April.

The Draw ceremony will be preceded by a Press Conference in the Hyatt Hotel (Room Diamond and Topaz) at 18.00 during which the Trinidad and Tobago OC, represented by Jack Warner and Even Pellerud, Head Coach of the U17 Women's Team, and FIFA representatives, Franz Beckenbauer and Tatjana Haenni, will provide an update on the tournament preparations.
Title: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on April 29, 2010, 05:15:09 AM
Sports stars in support of U-17 Women’s Football World Cup.
T&T Newsday Reports.


West Indies cricket icon Brian Lara, president of the Local Organising Committee of Germany’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Steffi Jones, Trinidad and Tobago’s boxing sensation Ria Ramnarine and hockey superstar Stacey Siu-Butt are in the star-studded cast of athletes expected to grace the stage of the Draw Ceremony of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Trinidad and Tobago 2010.

The sports stars have agreed to be Draw Assistants for the ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on May 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain Trinidad.

Chairman of the FIFA Organising Committees of the FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women’s World Cups, Franz Beckenbauer will also be attending the gala ceremony.

The Local Organising Committee of the event is promising a spectacular show which is truly representative of Trinidad and Tobago’s unique and diverse culture.

Chairman of the LOC and FIFA Vice President Jack Warner says the draw is yet another stepping stone on Trinidad and Tobago’s journey to become the home of Women’s Football.

“The fact that some of Trinidad and Tobago’s most prominent athletes have agreed to lend support to this event is testament to the growing popularity of women’s football in this country. This event will once again showcase this nation’s ability to host world class events. Trinidad and Tobago has the passion and the drive to host a successful Women’s World Cup,” Warner said.

“I wish all of the teams the very best and I look forward to welcoming the world to our beautiful island. I promise not only an unforgettable night but also an exceptional and memorable event,” Warner stated.

The draw will determine the fixtures for the group stage of the competition, which will be played at five venues in Trinidad and Tobago — The Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain; the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella; the Larry Gomes Stadium in Malabar; the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva; and the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago will host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup from September 5 to 25.

Draw Assistants:

Brian Charles Lara, (Born May 2, 1969, in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago), is a former West Indian international cricket player. He topped the Test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several cricketing records.

Lara holds the record for the highest individual score in First-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in First-Class cricket history.

He also holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings after scoring 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004. He is the only batsman to have ever scored a hundred, a double century, a triple century, a quadruple century and a quintuple century in First Class matches over the course of his senior career.

Steffi Jones, (Born December 22, 1972 in Frankfurt and Maine) is a former International German football defender. She scored nine goals in 111 caps for the German national team between 1993 and 2007) .

In March 2007, she retired from the national team and in December 2007 she announced her retirement from active football to become president of the Local Organising Committee of FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Germany 2010.

Jones’ first cap for Germany was earned in 1993. From 1997, she won three consecutive European Championships with the German team, earned an Olympic bronze at the 2000 Summer Olympics and was part of the national squad that won the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Ria Ramnarine (Born October 12, 1978 in Carapichaima, Trinidad and Tobago),she made her boxing debut in Port-of-Spain on December 9, 1999, and won the WIBA Mini Flyweight World title on May 27, 2005 at the Jean Pierre Complex in Port-of-Spain. On July 31, 2009, she won the interim WBA Female minimum weight title against Ana Fernández in August 20, 2009.

She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and 110–105 lbs, and is also active in Muay Thai events.

Stacey Siu-Butt, Trinidad and Tobago’s hockey field has never been the same since Stacey Siu Butt picked up a hockey stick in 1985.

Born into an athletic family where her mother Mary Siu Butt was a national field hockey goalkeeper for over 17 years, playing field hockey for her came like second nature.

The 37 year-old midfielder/forward has helped put Trinidad and Tobago on the map several times including qualification to two World Cup tournaments in 1992 and 2002.

She also guided her university (American University) in Washington DC, USA to their first ever national ranking breaking numerous records from 1994 to 1997.
Title: Re: Sports stars in support of U-17 Women’s Football World Cup.
Post by: Sando prince on May 02, 2010, 02:19:03 PM
Sports stars in support of U-17 Women’s Football World Cup.
T&T Newsday Reports.


West Indies cricket icon Brian Lara, president of the Local Organising Committee of Germany’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Steffi Jones, Trinidad and Tobago’s boxing sensation Ria Ramnarine and hockey superstar Stacey Siu-Butt are in the star-studded cast of athletes expected to grace the stage of the Draw Ceremony of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Trinidad and Tobago 2010.


doh know much about Siu-Butt..
Title: Re: Sports stars in support of U-17 Women’s Football World Cup.
Post by: Flex on May 04, 2010, 07:26:49 PM
Steffi Jones has a number of media events to attend during her first visit to Trinidad and Tobago, as well as a training session with the Trinidadian U-17 and U-20 women's teams on Thursday at the Marvin Lee Stadium.
Title: South Africa get final women's U-17 W/Cup ticket
Post by: E-man on June 29, 2010, 11:59:10 PM
South Africa get final women's U-17 W/Cup ticket
T&T Express


World Cup hosts, the ’Bafana Bafana’ of South Africa exited the competition at the Group Stage, but South Africa’s Under-17 women will have a chance to go further than that at Trinidad and Tobago 2010.

South Africa will debut at the T&T Under-17 Women’s World Cup in September after qualifying for the tournament in a play-off against Tunisia. The South Africans bounced back from a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Nigeria in qualifying to stop Tunisia 1-0 and 2-1 in their home and away legs to book their spot.

They will join Ghana in the 16-team tournament, along with the Nigerians, who are pooled with Chile, North Korea and T&T in Group A. South Africa are in Group B with Mexico and South Korea.

’We succeeded because the girls were extremely focused, and they played with passion and pride,’ said South African coach Solly Luvhengo on fifa.com. ’We set the tempo and we didn’t allow Tunisia to dictate the game, especially since we were playing them in their own backyard. Tunisia are hard to beat and I am proud of my players: they fought like real champions.’

Europe’s representatives have also been decided, with European champions Spain finishing atop UEFA, with the Republic of Ireland, who will make their tournament debut, and Germany (second and third respectively) grabbing the other spots.

Group A
Trinidad and Tobago
Chile
Nigeria
Korea DPR

Group B
Germany
Mexico
Korea Republic
South Africa

Group C
New Zealand
Venezuela
Spain
Japan

Group D
Republic of Ireland
Brazil
Canada
Ghana

Title: No dengue threat to U-17 Women’s World Cup in TT.
Post by: Flex on August 06, 2010, 07:56:37 AM
No dengue threat to U-17 Women’s World Cup in TT.
By Clint Chan Tack (T&T Newsday).


One month before the kickoff of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s Cup in Trinidad and Tobago, Health Minister Therese Baptiste-Cornelis has given the assurance that the tournament will not be cancelled because of the dengue outbreak.

Works and Transport Minister Jack Warner is also FIFA vice-president and the driving force behind the staging of two World Cups in Trinidad and Tobago.

The first was the Under-17 Men’s World Cup in 2001 which featured future stars including Fernando Torres, Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano, Nico Kranjcar, Deigo and Andres Iniesta.

Speaking at the post-Cabinet news conference yesterday, Baptiste-Cornelis said : “Works have already started in terms of our preparation to deal with them (teams, officials and other persons coming to TT for the tournament) hospital wise.

“We do not foresee that this will cause a problem. Dengue as you know is going on throughout the Caribbean and as far as Miami. It has not shutdown operations any activities throughout and we do not anticipate that it should in our country either.”

Baptiste-Cornelis said additional measures are being taken by the Health Ministry and local government corporations are coming on board with dengue control operations.

“We should be able to handle the next swing of dengue that comes through the country,” she said yesterday.The Health Minister added that the ministry expected that this would happen within the next three weeks.

Last year the Caribbean Games, which were to be held for the first time and hosted by Trinidad and Tobago were cancelled because of the threat of A-H1N1 virus commonly known as “swine flu.”

On July 30, Sport and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Roberts said $55 million in contracts were signed to stage the Caribbean Games.

Baptiste-Cornelis also said separate panels are investigating the reported dengue deaths of 19-year old Shiraz Khan and 12-year-old Vernissa Doon.

These panels will report their findings to Attorney General Anand Ramlogan by August 20.

She added that dengue protocols at all Regional Health Authorities are being strengthened and by Monday a customer complaints committee will be receiving reports from persons who feel aggrieved about the treatment they receive at public health institutions with respect to dengue.

Baptiste-Cornelis said within six months, this committee will submit a report on its findings to Cabinet.
Corporate TT backs Women’s Under-17 Football World Cup.
T&T Newsday Reports.


The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is exactly one month away and Corporate Trinidad and Tobago is throwing its full support behind the event.

The Local Organising Committee for the Tournament launched their first wave of corporate ticket distribution at its office located at St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain yesterday.

Representatives from Neal and Massy Automotive Limited became the first corporate sponsors to collect tickets and LOC Officials say over the next week dozens of companies will follow suit.

Deputy CEO of the Local Organising Committee Nataki Kerr has described the response as “unparalleled”.

“Corporate Trinidad and Tobago plays an integral and essential role in the success of this tournament. The response from corporate citizens has been nothing less than phenomenal.

“The fact that companies are willing to give back to this nation is not only another true demonstration of the spirit of the beautiful game but it is a representation of the essence of this competition. I would like to express our profound gratitude to corporate TT for going well beyond the call of duty”

The tickets purchased by corporate Trinidad and Tobago will be distributed to various schools throughout the country.

Commenting on the initiative Kerr said: “The FIFA U-17 WWC is about giving back, sharing and improving the lives of our citizens. We needed to ensure that this competition is accessible to all, but most importantly to our children.

“This corporate initiative is yet another example of how we intend to partner with our various stakeholders to give back to the nation.”

Ticket distributions continue around the country. For further information please call 800-FANS (3267).
Title: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: Tallman on September 27, 2013, 05:14:33 PM
T&T Women's U-17 team have advanced to the 2013 CFU Women's U-17 final and in so doing have qualified for the 2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship to be held in Jamaica from October 30th. Facing an unbeaten Puerto Rico team, the score was 1-1 after regulation time, with Zoe Swift getting the equalizer for T&T after Marjorie Martínez opened the scoring for Puerto Rico. However, goals by Corel Carmichael, Maya Matouk, and Dennecia Prince in extra-time gave the junior Soca Princesses a commanding 4-1 victory. They now face the winner of the Haiti vs Bermuda match in the final. Congrats Ladies!

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Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: Deeks on September 27, 2013, 09:13:47 PM
Congrats Princesses!!!!!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: Socapro on September 27, 2013, 11:09:29 PM
Congrats to our Princesses!!  :beermug: :beermug:
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: Tallman on September 29, 2013, 07:52:49 PM
T&T Women's U-17 team has clinched the CFU Women's U-17 Championship against host nation Haiti. Despite sustained pressure from Haiti, Shanelle Arjoon's goal proved to be enough to earn the Junior Soca Princesses their victory. Well done Ladies!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: royal on September 29, 2013, 09:02:17 PM
T&T Women's U-17 team has clinched the CFU Women's U-17 Championship against host nation Haiti. Despite sustained pressure from Haiti, Shanelle Arjoon's goal proved to be enough to earn the Junior Soca Princesses their victory. Well done Ladies!

congrats to the ladies !!!
Title: T&T wins inaugural CFU Women's U-17 Championship
Post by: Tallman on September 30, 2013, 04:56:27 AM
T&T wins inaugural CFU Women's U-17 Championship
cfufootball.org


Trinidad & Tobago captured the 2013 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under 17 title, with a hard fought 1-0 victory over host team Haiti at the Sylvio Cator Stadium. The much anticipated Final was played in front of 6,800 spectators who braved the inclement weather to witness Tournament history as a Champion was crowned for the first time.

Haiti took the attack to the “Soca Princesses” from the opening whistle, much to the delight of the boisterous crowd which was ready to burst with excitement at the expectation of a Haitian goal. Trinidad & Tobago, on the other hand, started cautiously and paid special attention to Haitian playmaker Isnada Lebrun and the Tournament’s leading goal-scorer Batcheba Louis. The Soca Princesses managed to completely mark them out in the first half.

The game’s only goal came in the 40th minute on a play started by midfielder Chevonne John, who maintained her balance after bypassing her marker and passed the ball to Zoe Swift, who then found an open Shanelle Arjoon in the penalty area.  Arjoon hit past goalkeeper Jonie Gabriel to give Trinidad & Tobago the advantage.

Read More... (http://socawarriors.net/womens-team/womens-team-news/womens-u17/12986-t-t-wins-inaugural-cfu-women-s-u-17-championship.html)
Title: Re: T&T wins inaugural CFU Women's U-17 Championship
Post by: asylumseeker on September 30, 2013, 07:42:14 AM
Congratulations, ladies! Well done! Winning away from home in front of near 7,000 fans not supporting your squad is laudable. Kudos to Coach Charles too.
Title: Re: T&T wins inaugural CFU Women's U-17 Championship
Post by: Flex on September 30, 2013, 03:43:16 PM
Would love to see a clip of the game..

Title: Re: T&T wins inaugural CFU Women's U-17 Championship
Post by: Tallman on September 30, 2013, 03:56:14 PM
Would love to see a clip of the game..

I see de second half, and Haiti was giving we rell pressha. Dey totally dominated possession, but de Soca Princesses handle dey stories defensively.
Title: Re: T&T wins inaugural CFU Women's U-17 Championship
Post by: Cocorite on September 30, 2013, 05:54:09 PM
WOW! Very good. Congratulations to the Team and coaching staff. It is always good to try and win every tourney we enter.

 :applause: :applause:
Title: Re: T&T wins inaugural CFU Women's U-17 Championship
Post by: dreamer on September 30, 2013, 06:30:23 PM
Great win Warriors! Gotta make winning an infectious habit at all levels. Build confidence away from home under tough conditions, collect trophies and .... prize-money!
Title: Re: T&T wins inaugural CFU Women's U-17 Championship
Post by: kounty on September 30, 2013, 07:23:06 PM
Would love to see a clip of the game..


me too!  :beermug:
Title: Re: T&T wins inaugural CFU Women's U-17 Championship
Post by: Storeboy on September 30, 2013, 08:26:48 PM
Congratulations, ladies! Unfortunately, like most of our promising 17-year-old males and females, they are left with no structure to eventually disappear and not fulfill the promise of putting our adult football teams on the world stage.
Title: Re: T&T wins inaugural CFU Women's U-17 Championship
Post by: MilkyX on October 01, 2013, 07:14:38 AM
Well done to the young women of the U17 team. Enjoy the moment and go on the bigger and better things. I am afraid however, as previously mentioned ,that they will not be kept together and made into a great squad than can qualify for a senior world cup. Here's hoping I'm wrong.
Title: Re: T&T wins inaugural CFU Women's U-17 Championship
Post by: Flex on October 03, 2013, 01:58:39 AM
Parents rally behind U-17 women’s team.
By  Shaun Fuentes


Alex Alamandoz, father of national women’s Under-17 team goalkeeper Rebecca Alamandoz, believes that the local women’s programme can provide an excellent avenue for young females to improve their wellness and education status.

Alex was among the several parents who turned up at the Piarco International Airport on Tuesday to welcome the team members on their return from Haiti where they captured the Caribbean U-17 championships and qualified for the Concacaf Final round towards the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

“Football for girls and women is an excellent way for them to maintain a healthy lifestyle and make us of opportunities through the game for further education,” Alamandoz said.
 
He acknowledged the support of Sports Minister Anil Roberts and the Sports Ministry to the T&T team but feels that more can be done.

“We are thankful for every bit of support but of course there is always room for more to be done. We would like to see these girls comfortable and provided with a fair chance when they have to compete against the rest of the Concacaf region,” he said.

“They’ve sacrificed a lot and their hearts are in it and we the group of parents are behind them one hundred percent.”

The TTFA has received ongoing support from Roberts and his Ministry and the Sportt Company which covered the expenses for the U-17 team dating back to their opening qualifier in St Croix two months ago. Sportt also provided a sports psychologist Kamasha Robertson to accompany the team in Haiti and the players also underwent supervised classroom sessions relating to their school assignments.

Their next football assignment is in Jamaica from October 30 where they will compete with seven other teams including Mexico, United States and Canada among others for two spots at the U-17 World Cup in Costa Rica.

U-17 MVP says loss to Bermuda pushed T&T

National U-17 women’s team player Shenelle Arjoon, who was adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the just concluded Caribbean U-17 Women’s Championship in Haiti, says that the team got stronger after their 1-0 loss to Bermuda last month.

T&T kicked off the final CFU round in fine style with a 10-0 hammering of Grenada but they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Bermuda.

“The game taught us some lessons and we decided that there was no way anyone else was going to beat us in the tournament,” Arjoon said on Tuesday on her return home with the rest of the team which is led by head coach Marlon Charles.

“We believed in our ability and we stuck together as a team. We were doing a lot of talking in the hotel and we were prepared to go the distance. Now we will try to improve our game and become even better for the next stage in Jamaica,” Arjoon added.

Title: Re: T&T wins inaugural CFU Women's U-17 Championship
Post by: Deeks on October 03, 2013, 05:32:56 PM
Is Almondoz related to Gary and Garth Almondoz?
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: Tallman on October 04, 2013, 04:01:09 PM
The TTFA and Trinidad and Tobago's Under 17 Women's Team management will open up the door to players of T&T parentage based outside of this country to vie for selection on the National team that is preparing for the final CONCACAF Final Round of qualification for the 2014 FIFA Under 17 Women's World Cup.

Interested players who are attached to a school or club in North America, Europe or other confederations and born after January 1 1997 with both or one parent of T&T descent can contact team manager Jinelle James at jinellejames@hotmail.com or callistustnt7@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/TrinidadandTobagoFootballFederation/posts/10151749703388929
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: royal on October 05, 2013, 07:20:01 PM
Team return home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZWXqLrFeu8
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: elan on October 07, 2013, 01:30:32 PM
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Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on October 07, 2013, 04:46:28 PM
Exciting times ... 2 tickets to Costa Rica available. Lehwe go!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: Flex on October 09, 2013, 01:50:09 AM
T&T Under-17 Women grouped with USA for CONCACAF tournament.
T&T Express Reports.


Host country Jamaica has been drawn to open their account in the fourth edition of the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Football Championship with a tough assignment against Central American side El Salvador on October 30.

The junior Reggae Girls will also go up against Mexico and Haiti in Group A at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

Defending champions the United States of America will play in Group B alongside Canada, Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago.

The groupings were announced at a news conference at the Hilton Hotel on Monday.

“This tournament, the Under-17 FIFA Women’s Championship, is a very important tournament for our confederation,” said CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb. “And I want to congratulate the host country Jamaica and the other seven countries to have qualified.”

Mexico, Canada, and the United States made the list as automatic qualifiers, with Jamaica doing so by virtue of being the host nation.

T&T and Haiti, winners and runners-up of the Caribbean U-17 Championship, qualified from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), while El Salvador and Guatemala represent the Central America Football Union.

“This tournament will no doubt help to further highlight the city of Montego Bay and place the country in the minds of the decision-makers in FIFA that we are capable of hosting big competitions,” Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) boss Horace Burrell said.

The finalists will gain the two automatic qualification spots to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be staged in Costa Rica next year.           

Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: royal on October 09, 2013, 05:34:55 AM
Dais ah set up group for we. USA and Canada in we group  ???
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: Deeks on October 09, 2013, 09:24:35 AM
Royal, don't be frighten. We Princesses got beat them. They go fight like Cascabelles :challenge:
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread
Post by: elan on October 29, 2013, 07:46:29 PM
The Girls should have arrived in JA tonight.

Good Luck Ladies......do your best.
Title: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on October 30, 2013, 06:02:31 PM
U-17 Women face off with U.S in CONCACAF opener.
By Shaun Fuentes (TTFA).


Trinidad and Tobago’s Women Under 17 team will  face an uphill task in their opening CONCACAF final round qualifying encounter against United States at the Montego Bay Sports Complex from 6pm on Thursday.

The team, under head coach Marlon Charles, head into the tournament as Caribbean champions after defeating Haiti in the Caribbean Football Union final in Port-au-Prince earlier this month.

The US, runners up at the 2008 U-17 World Cup, are obvious favourites with their track record but T&T is hoping to pose a stiff challenge against a country that are also two time CONCACAF champions in this age group.

“We know it’s going to be a difficult assignment and some may say well it’s tough that we have to face the US in our opening game. But I actually think it’s not a bad thing that we are facing them this early in the competition,” Charles told TTFA Media.

“The girls are eager to get the game started. It’s a big challenge and an occasion by itself to face the United States and I expect that once we settle down early enough, we are not going to make life easy for them.

“Our approach will be based on the fact that we are here for a tournament in which two teams will advance to the World Cup. We will play smart and we will do our very best to bring our A-game on the day,” Charles added.

“When you look at our group, it also includes a giant in women’s football – Canada and Guatemala. We will take each game on its own merit.”

The winners and runners up of the two groups will advance to the semi-finals. The two finalists will then qualify for the 2014 FIFA Under 17 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO U17 WOMEN’S TEAM PLAYERS

No / First Name / Last Name
1 REBECCA ANN ALMANDOZ
2 TAMARA JOHNSON
3 RENEE MIKE
4 NATISHA JOHN
5 AMAYA ELLIS
6 ABASHAI GUY
7 DENNECIA PRINCE
8 SUMMER ARJOON
9 ZOE SWIFT
10 JAHRA THOMAS
11 EDEN CHARLES
12 KHALINE JACOB
13 CHELSEA FREDERICK
14 CHEVONNE JOHN
15 COREL CARMICHAEL
16 KELSEY HENRY
17 MAYA MATOUK
18 JASANDRA JOSEPH
19 CHELCY RALPH
20 NICOLETTE CRAIG

STAFF / First Name / Last Name / Position
JINELLE JAMES Team Manager
MARLON CHARLES Head Coach
JOANNE CURTIS Assistant Coach
STEVE FREDERICK Goal Keeper Coach
SHELDON BRIDGEMAN Equipment Manager
ALLISON BROWNE Physiotherapist
KAMASHA ROBERTSON Sports Psychologist

Fixtures for the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship Jamaica 2013

October 30 – November 9, 2013
at Montego Bay, Jamaica (Montego Bay Sports Complex)


FIRST ROUND GROUPS

Group A: Jamaica, Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador       
Group B: United States, Canada, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago

SCHEDULE
Times U.S. Eastern (local time in parentheses)


GROUP STAGE

Wednesday, October 30

Mexico vs. Haiti, 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)
Jamaica vs. El Salvador, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

Thursday, October 31
Canada vs. Guatemala, 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)
Trinidad & Tobago vs. United States, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

Friday, November 1
El Salvador vs. Mexico, 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)
Jamaica vs. Haiti, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

Saturday, November 2
Canada vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 4:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)
United States vs. Guatemala, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

Sunday, November 3
Haiti vs. El Salvador, 3:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)
Jamaica vs. Mexico, 6:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

Monday, November 4
Guatemala vs. Trinidad & Tobago, 3:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.)
United States vs. Canada, 6:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

SEMIFINALS *

Thursday, November 7

SF #1:  Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A, 3:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m.)
SF #2:  Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B, 6:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

THIRD-PLACE MATCH & FINAL *

Saturday, November 9

Loser SF #1 vs. Loser SF#2, 3:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m.)
Winner SF #1 vs. Winner SF#2, 6:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m.)

Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Deeks on October 30, 2013, 06:17:04 PM
Good luck Princesses!!!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: dreamer on October 30, 2013, 06:21:22 PM
Tough group dread but is good exposure for the princesses. They need to try and survive this first game an avoid getting confidence shattered by a top-form and probably very fit US team. Fight them Warriors!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on October 30, 2013, 10:47:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/FZ6zBV7XJd0
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on October 30, 2013, 10:48:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZIsR9DkTArE
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on October 31, 2013, 05:54:01 PM
T&T 0 vs USA 3 HT
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on October 31, 2013, 05:55:19 PM
Just sitting back and defending.

Game on Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Soccer Plus to go.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on October 31, 2013, 06:40:51 PM
Horrible football.

This watch two minutes. Change channel. Can't even make a decent pass out of the area.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on October 31, 2013, 07:01:46 PM
T&T 0 vs USA 8
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on October 31, 2013, 07:02:36 PM
T&T coaches really need to gain experience on the international scene.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Deeks on October 31, 2013, 07:45:36 PM
Guys allyuh serious. We played the strongest team in the tornament!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Tallman on October 31, 2013, 07:55:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/WsdNlA2hsnA
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: StoreBayLimer on October 31, 2013, 09:01:49 PM

Our girls did not defend. T&T did not aggressively try to close down the attack  even when the ball was in our penalty area.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 01, 2013, 03:01:22 AM
U.S. U-17 Women defeats T&T 8-0 in CONCACAF U-17 Women’s opener.
USSOCCER.COM.


The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team opened play at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship with a rousing 8-0 victory against Trinidad & Tobago as seven different players scored a goal to lead the USA to a comfortable win at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.

Mallory Pugh led the way with two goals, including the opening score in the 32nd minute that finally broke the T&T bunker, and a blistering strike in the 81st minute that put a stamp on the match. Anika Rodriguez and Marley Canales also tallied first-half goals. Forward Madison Haley, who also had three assists including on both of Pugh’s goal, 14-year-old Civana Kuhlmann and defenders Zoe Morse and Natalie Jacobs found the net in the second half.

“I was really, really proud of our energy,” U-17 WNT head coach B.J. Snow said. “I thought the spirit of the team was excellent going into the game and sometimes the spirit can get the best of you when you start a qualifying tournament especially, when there are 14-, 15- and 16-year-olds involved. I was pleased to see them push through, build the game and continue to be patient, and when we got that first goal there was a big sigh of relief and then we could just play.

“The involvement of our team over 90 minutes was excellent,” he said. “We were able to find spaces to penetrate, whether it was the width or inside to find those pockets. Overall, I was very pleased.”

In the other Group B match, Canada defeated Guatemala 8-0, so both the USA and its northern neighbor sit atop the group with three points and tied on goal differential.

The top two finishers in each group will qualify for the semifinals. The teams will cross over with the first-place team in Group A playing second in Group B and vice-versa, with the semifinal winners earning CONCACAF’s two berths to the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup being held next March in Costa Rica.

Guatemala is up next for the USA on Saturday, Nov. 2, in a match that can be seen live on FOX Soccer Plus and online at FOX Soccer 2GO at 7 p.m. ET. Fans can also follow on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_ynt.

The USA dominated the match in the mid-80-degree heat with heavy possession while Trinidad often kept nine field players deep inside its own half. For more than 30 minutes, the U.S. found plenty of room down the flanks with some excellent ball movement, but either could not connect with a runner or shot right at T&T goalkeeper Nicolette Craig.

Pugh’s fancy bit of dribbling opened the flood gates for the young Americans as she ran onto a pass from Haley inside the penalty area, swiveled around Craig and slotted the ball home for a 1-0 lead.

Six minutes later, Rodriguez finished well as she laced home a rebound off of a Pugh shot that had struck the right post and rolled toward the top of the penalty area. Just three minutes before the break, Canales sent the USA into half with a 3-0 lead, as Haley poked the ball back at the top of the penalty area on the left side and she struck a left-footed shot that deflected off of a Trinidad defender and found the left corner of the net.

After setting up her teammates in the first half, Haley became the beneficiary to start the second with her first goal of the tournament. In the 52nd minute, Rodriguez powerfully dribbled into the left side of the box, gliding past a pair of Trinidad defenders before a rolling square pass to Haley, who took one quick touch and drilled the ball past Craig inside the left post for a 4-0 lead. Haley now has five international goals in six U-17 WNT matches.

Snow sent on the 14-year-old Kuhlmann on the 73rd minute and it took her less than eight minutes to find the net, stuffing her shot into the left corner after some nice work on the left flank from 61st minute substitute Maddy Schultz. It was Kuhlmann’s first international match at the U-17 level and of course her first goal. She is the youngest player ever to score for the U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team program in international competition.

Pugh made it 6-0 in the 81st minute with her blast from just inside the penalty area and then the Americans finished the scoring with two headers from its center-backs, both off Tegan McGrady corner kicks from the right side. The first came just a minute after Pugh’s second goal as Morse powered home her header and then Jacobs did her best Abby Wambach impression two minutes from time to cap the scoring.

With both the USA and Canada scoring eight times, goal difference in the second round of Group B games will take on added importance as Canada faces T&T and the USA takes on Guatemala.

Additional Notes:

•Pugh is the leading goal scorer on this U-17 WNT with eight career goals in only six games.
•The USA out-shot T&T 39-0 and had 16 corner kicks to T&Ts zero.
•This is the first major international tournament for this group of U-17 players.
•The age cut-off for the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1997. Twelve of the 20 players on the roster were born in 1997, six were born in 1998 and two in 1999.
•U-17 WNT head coach B.J. Snow went with a 4-3-3 formation that featured a front line of Taylor Racioppi, Madison Haley and Anika Rodriguez.
•Rodriguez and starting midfielder Marley Canales are tied for the team lead with eight U-17 WNT caps.
•Maddy Schultz entered the match in the 61st minute for Racioppi. It marked Schultz’s third-career international appearance with the U-17s.
•The USA’s two 14-year-olds both saw the pitch in the second half as Frankie Tagliaferri joined Kuhlmann on the field for the final eight minutes after she replaced Mallory Pugh. It was the third international appearance for Tagliaferri.

-U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team vs. Trinidad & Tobago
Date: Oct. 31, 2013
Competition: CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship
Venue: Montego Bay Sports Complex; Montego Bay, Jamaica
Kickoff: 6 p.m. CT
Attendance: 1,000
Weather: 86 degrees, humid, partly cloudy

VIDEO: - Trinidad & Tobago vs USA Highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsdNlA2hsnA&feature=player_embedded)

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         3 5 8
TRI                          0 0 0

USA – Mallory Pugh (Madison Haley)       32nd minute
USA – Anika Rodriguez (Mallory Pugh)     38
USA – Marley Canales (Madison Haley)     42
USA – Madison Haley (Anika Rodriguez)   52
USA – Civana Kuhlmann (Maddy Schultz)  76
USA – Mallory Pugh (Madison Haley)        81
USA – Zoe Morse (Tegan McGrady)          82
USA – Natalie Jacobs (Tegan McGrady)     88

Lineups:

USA: 1-Lauren Rood; 10-Ellie Jean (capt.), 9-Zoe Morse, 6-Natalie Jacobs, 12-Tegan McGrady; 2-Dorian Bailey, 4-Marley Canales, 17-Mallory Pugh (25-Frankie Tagliaferri, 83); 14-Taylor Racioppi (22-Maddy Schultz, 61), 3-Madison Haley, 19-Anika Rodriguez (11-Civana Kuhlmann, 73)

Substitutions Not Used: 5-Gabriella Carreiro, 7-Mia Gyau, 8-Kelcie Hedge, 13-Taylor Otto, 15-Zoe Redei, 18-Kat Hess

Head coach: B.J. Snow

TRI: 21-Nicolette Craig; 2-Tamara Johnson, 3-Renee Mike, 4-Natisha John (19-Chelcy Ralph, 62), 5-Amaya Ellis, 7-Dennecia Prince, 8-Summer Arjoon, 9-Zoe Swift (capt.) (10-Jahra Thomas, 90+3), 11-Eden Charles, 14-Chevonne John, 15-Corel Carmichael (17-Maya Matouk, 80)

Substitutions Not Used: 1-Rebecca Almandoz, 6-Abishai Guy, 12-Khaline Jacob, 13-Chelsea Frederick, 16-Kelsey Henry, 18-Jasandra Joseph

Head coach: Marlon Charles

Stats Summary: USA / TRI
Shots: 39 / 0
Shots on Goal: 16 / 0
Saves: 0 / 8
Corner Kicks: 16 / 0
Fouls: 11 / 7
Offside: 3 / 0

Officials:

Referee: Gillian Martindale (BRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Kimberly Moreira (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Yajaira Astacio Pena (DOM)
Fourth Official: Cardella Samuels (JAM)

Woman of the Match: Mallory Pugh

Title: Re: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on November 01, 2013, 03:58:41 AM
Guys allyuh serious. We played the strongest team in the tornament!

That excuse gettin old now. I ain't expect to win but lookin at the poor football you have to shake yuh head.

We playing Canada next eh.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 01, 2013, 05:07:19 AM
T&T coaches really need to gain experience on the international scene.
     The Coaches or the players?
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 01, 2013, 05:24:30 AM
Guys allyuh serious. We played the strongest team in the tornament!

That excuse gettin old now. I ain't expect to win but lookin at the poor football you have to shake yuh head.

We playing Canada next eh.

       That's not an excuse it's a fact,only yesterday ah man was telling me is parents in the US who don't know Soccer does take their kids to play Youth Soccer,these people are serious trust me.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 01, 2013, 06:02:41 AM
Coops, nobody expecting our girls to beat USA or Canada.

But the way they play.

This team just won the Caribbean Cup and the way they playing is depressing.

Same set of excuses we keep hearing from de men side and Stehpen Hart came in and the team was playing differently, how, how !!!!!!

Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Arimaman on November 01, 2013, 06:17:14 AM
Coops, nobody expecting our girls to beat USA or Canada.

But the way they play.

This team just won the Caribbean Cup and the way they playing is depressing.

Same set of excuses we keep hearing from de men side and Stehpen Hart came in and the team was playing differently, how, how !!!!!!


I think this is more of an indictment on the level of play in the Caribbean.  Keep in mind our sweeper is only 14 years old....  Invaluable experience for her and the rest of the team.  I eh making no excuses but let us not forgot the US will be the favorites to win the Youth World Cup. 
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 01, 2013, 06:20:21 AM
How much of the T&T players were born in the US and Canada?

This happening long time bro, not just this team.

Coops saying in de US all de parent involved and he right, but we importing them same US players, no?

Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 01, 2013, 06:46:15 AM
Coops, nobody expecting our girls to beat USA or Canada.

But the way they play.

This team just won the Caribbean Cup and the way they playing is depressing.

Same set of excuses we keep hearing from de men side and Stehpen Hart came in and the team was playing differently, how, how !!!!!!


      Sam,u can't compare our men's team with these girls,our men are Pros they are expose to high quality Football on a daily basis,they are expose to international Football more often than these ladies.

      Why u all don't try and understand why our women/girls don't do well against world class opposition,first of all they are not treated like top class players,they don't constantly play in high quality leagues to gain any kind of experience,the highest form of Football they play is the Colleges league, who really cares about women Football and that's been going on for years but when they attend tournaments people expect positive results,what money does Women Football or these women/girls get financial or otherwise,what incentive is there for them to perform/train except going on a trip,i watch the highlights of the US game and our girls look like Cones out there,we have to come better than that against the US.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Arimaman on November 01, 2013, 08:19:46 AM
I think Coops is right here.  Boys/Girls soccer follow the same protocols in the US.  It's massive.  Our players are not playing against the same competition level that the US girls are playing.  Keep in mind, the US is all about scholarships for college and parents here see soccer as an avenue for their kids education to be paid.  Parents invest heavily in their kids' soccer preparation and participation.  Summer camps cost $500 US and some of these kids go to 4 and 5 camps over the summer. 

The money being spent on soccer in the US is insane.  Also the reason why the US is to good at soccer has to do with something called Title IX.  Title IX was instituted in the US in the '70s to allow for equal opportunities for boys and girls.  Because most colleges in the US have "american football" which equates to 80-90 scholarships, title IX says they have to have the same number of scholarships for women.  Thus, the advent of all these soccer programs with 15 scholarships.  To be honest, girls don't even have to be that great but they get a full ride. 

All this to say, our players don't have the resources to compete.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on November 01, 2013, 09:30:38 AM
Every goal with the exception of the first one was totally preventable. The young Princesses positioning on the defensive side of the ball is terrible (sorry to say). However all totally correctable. Playing a flat four with what looks like two other midfielders back there helping is cause for major confusion. We all realize the USA can intimidate just because they are the USA however we must remember we all are U17. The girls must remain as calm as they can despite the odds  and just play football.

You could see as the game wore on that our ladies became very dejected & could not wait until the game was over. Our keeper on more than a few goals made no attempt to dive after a ball. At least make an attempt to show your mates you are in the game get mad at your defenders to rile them up for allowing too much space for the USA forwards to attack.

Sitting back and just defending takes way too much energy out of a player. If you have the ball & are moving it around good things will happen. Constantly chasing is tough & one could see that our girls were getting demoralized with the whole situation on the pitch.

I will say this as the last corner kick goal was particularly bad !! Where was the defender that should be on the post. Soccer-101 coaches.

I could go on and on however that is not fair to the girls. it is up to the coaches to right the ship & correct it very quickly as Canada is a very strong squad as will want to show the USA that they have come to play. So expect an equally tough game. If i am behind the bench I give it everything I have to score and score again as they say the best defense is a good offence. We can debate this one until the cows come home however parking the bus atop of the 18 yard box is a recipe for disaster IMHO.

This current U17squad is all local as is the 20's. Only the senior squad has been bringing in two Canadians (Daniel Blair when she can get off work & of course Arin King). If the TTFA is truly serious about 2015 they need to infuse more dollars to each age group so they can go on more international friendlies to improve. With Canada hosting 2015 this is our best shot ever to qualify as with the increase of teams to WWC from 16 to 24 & an extra spot in Concacaf. This forumite says we can do it with the right resources.

In the mean time try to remain positive about the young Princesses as it's not their fault as they are following a game plan.

Good luck ladies versus Canada.




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Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Arimaman on November 01, 2013, 11:56:47 AM
I will say this as the last corner kick goal was particularly bad !! Where was the defender that should be on the post. Soccer-101 coaches.

This current U17squad is all local as is the 20's.
I guess you are assuming the coaches did want someone on the last post.  Not saying that you aren't correct because I coach the way you suggested but not all coaches do.

This team is not all local.  Amaya Ellis is a 14 year old from Chicago and we have two other girls from the US as well. 
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on November 01, 2013, 11:57:49 AM
How the girls played had nothing to do with them.

Did you all watch the game or did you all see the highlights?


T&T coaches really need to gain experience on the international scene.
     The Coaches or the players?

The coaches Coop's. Yes the players need it too, but the coaches need to learn.


Yesterday strategy was very cowardice.

Mind yo Anton Corneal there also imparting his knowledge and instructions too eh.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on November 01, 2013, 11:58:38 AM
I will say this as the last corner kick goal was particularly bad !! Where was the defender that should be on the post. Soccer-101 coaches.

This current U17squad is all local as is the 20's.
I guess you are assuming the coaches did want someone on the last post.  Not saying that you aren't correct because I coach the way you suggested but not all coaches do.

This team is not all local.  Amaya Ellis is a 14 year old from Chicago and we have two other girls from the US as well. 

Yes there are 3 foreign base players on this team, they joined the team on the 29th.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on November 01, 2013, 02:22:40 PM
I will say this as the last corner kick goal was particularly bad !! Where was the defender that should be on the post. Soccer-101 coaches.

This current U17squad is all local as is the 20's.
I guess you are assuming the coaches did want someone on the last post.  Not saying that you aren't correct because I coach the way you suggested but not all coaches do.

This team is not all local.  Amaya Ellis is a 14 year old from Chicago and we have two other girls from the US as well. 

Yes there are 3 foreign base players on this team, they joined the team on the 29th.

There you go I am not up on the U17s as I should be & yes I watched the whole game from start to finish as I always do when they are online or  TV (satellite) ...

To get back to the corners ... you always have players on the posts for just that very reason the goal went in the way it did ... Cheers


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Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: socalion on November 01, 2013, 03:33:51 PM
Question....why by all appearances many of  the local coaches take such a defeatist / we already beaten / we can't beat the u.s  nor canada mentality  can someone answer that???  damn it the tactical approach to yesterdays  game, was to say the least horrible  piss poor approach ....   i would have rather seen  a more assertive approach  against the united states ,   than  to apply such negative defensive tactics ........ even though the results may or may not be the same .. .....such a defensive approach against a team like the u.s  is inviting  undue pressure .... coach marlon charles and his technical staff need to take a serious look at their tactical game plans,, for the next  games
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on November 01, 2013, 04:19:08 PM
Question....why by all appearances many of  the local coaches take such a defeatist / we already beaten / we can't beat the u.s  nor canada mentality  can someone answer that???  damn it the tactical approach to yesterdays  game, was to say the least horrible  piss poor approach ....   i would have rather seen  a more assertive approach  against the united states ,   than  to apply such negative defensive tactics ........ even though the results may or may not be the same .. .....such a defensive approach against a team like the u.s  is inviting  undue pressure .... coach marlon charles and his technical staff need to take a serious look at their tactical game plans,, for the next  games

Ah finally someone who can pin the tail..........
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 02, 2013, 05:24:04 AM
Even if you accept that 9 players behind the ball would yield dividends versus the US, the players did not appear to have bought into it. They seemed like strangers to the concept.

In observing clips from the MEX-HAITI, JAM-SLV and US-TT encounters, the heading prowess of several players caught my attention. This is an area where distinctions between teams can widen any gaps that already exist between squads. In part, it played a role here.

When one takes a collectively defensive posture tactically, one also accepts a degree of responsibility/vulnerability for/to aerial play ... for/to driven balls ... for/to flighted balls. As such, conceding/responsiveness to corner kicks or being susceptible to long throws should be factored into the tactical orientation chosen.

Review the footage and observe how influential aerial play was on chances created on goal and on the goals converted. Veritable game changers.

Our GK looks to have promise. For better or worse, I hope to see the team "unleashed" to express itself in the matches ahead. Play our game.

On an individual level, across all the games, I saw some good technical ability demonstrated, but some poor tactical choices in the attacking third. Looking forward to seeing our technical ability on display. We have to trust that other teams will continue to make poor tactical choices as they attack.

Finally ... the opening goal by the US didn't come until 32'. What happened prior to that? Were we just lucky or was the tactical orientation effective for a third of the match?
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on November 02, 2013, 08:00:08 AM
Quote
Finally ... the opening goal by the US didn't come until 32'. What happened prior to that? Were we just lucky or was the tactical orientation effective for a third of the match?

http://www.concacaf.com/category/under-17s-women/game-detail/183932


The tires on the bus were still full however as the first half moved on the air in the tires started to deflate. To answer your question we were lucky that it was not 3-4 nil in the first 15 minutes.

We have nothing to lose against Canada. They will be gunning for us hard as they want first place in our group so goal differential may mean something if they can tie the USA. Now Canada can't count their chickens just yet however if we defend only gain today it will be just a matter of time before the flood gates open.

Play with heart today young Princesses and show the Canadian's that you can play football with the best of them !!!!!

Good luck ladies.



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Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on November 02, 2013, 01:08:59 PM
This afternoon's match versus Canada. (Canada Sportsnet) 4:30 PM EST

http://www.sportsnet.ca/sportsnet-live/


Go Princesses Gooooooooooooooooooo



Cheers    19


Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 02, 2013, 03:25:18 PM
HALF-TIME: Canada Women’s U-17 leads T&T 7-0 at the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on November 02, 2013, 03:33:39 PM
Jesus!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 02, 2013, 04:09:47 PM
We now down 10-0, with 15 minutes to go.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 02, 2013, 04:15:26 PM
11-0. Forgetting about skill for a minute, our girls are just not as athletic and fit as their North American counterparts.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Sam on November 02, 2013, 04:34:46 PM
11-0 is unacceptable in these modern times, the players was marking no one and the coach saying they tired and this was an experience but then de team will get scrap and then a month before they next game at de under 20 level (3 years ahead) they go get embarrass again and de cycle continues, Jack, Kee or Jacket, same curse.

This team just played a series of games about a month ago and they tired from de first 10 minutes.

Lard.

If de coach have them chasing de game off course they go get tired.

They not better than USA and Canada we know that, but the way de team playing really shows some coaching deficiencies.

I guess all them fast food restaurants in T&T now really showing up we players, Sundays use to be a family day and with good food, now is lime by KFC and TGIF while de kids in North America training hard, even if they parents doing it on their own in they backyard.

De parents in T&T is criminals, some of them, they need to get involved in they kids life.

Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on November 02, 2013, 04:45:09 PM
wow.......just wow
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: socalion on November 02, 2013, 05:23:28 PM
Alarm bells should be ringing for all  entities attached / and involving all our soccer teams from here on in ....... what is it going to take  in order to fundamentally change the very manner in which our national  teams are sent to complete against top rated , well conditioned athletes  on the international stage.???.......   if its a lack of physical conditioning / fitness ... then more needs to be done  alot more ...  there is  no doubt  fundamentally a  different approach needs to be taken ...... this team  i'm sure possess talent  !!! my question is how well prepared are they ??? are they in top physical condition to that end  i have some serious reservation .....!! is anyone taking notes ......??   please please  mr and misses administrators of football  these are our  young people we're  talking about...  do the right thing by providing  the necessities  in order  that these young men and women can compete and be proud .of ....  is that too much to ask for?
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on November 02, 2013, 05:28:35 PM
Look Guatemala is doing to the USA what we should have done.

Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 02, 2013, 05:46:20 PM
11-0. Forgetting about skill for a minute, our girls are just not as athletic and fit as their North American counterparts.
      We can't identify any one thing that's wrong with this team,it's a combination of things,i think Tallman has hit the nail on the head with this line.

      It's an epidemic is the country with our young sportsmen/women and in general our Youths,they don't like to run,can't run for long periods,don't like or enjoy training,because of this they are always tired or get tired quickly,can't train for long periods at a time,can't go the extra mile when it's necessary,it's a rear thing to see young peole training on their own,it must have someone there to push them.

     If we can try and check in a game of Football the percentage of running a player does it will answer most of our questions,the little highlights i saw of the game with the US it was obvious to me that's a major problem we have,those girls can't even jump corners came in and the US players had no problems heading those balls.

     Those of you who are athletes here will have experienced when you are unfit and playing sports nothing works,the Coach can give what instructions he want you can't carry it out,you know what to do but can't do it,in other words you just can't perform,i sympathize with these girls more so because they are young,experience like these will demoralize anyone,if they are not strong some may stop playing Football,could you imagine what their frinds in school or people on the streets will be saying to them.   
Title: Canada tops T&T, books CONCACAF Women’s U-17 semifinal spot
Post by: Tallman on November 02, 2013, 08:09:47 PM
Canada tops T&T, books CONCACAF Women’s U-17 semifinal spot
CONCACAF.com


Canada became the second team to earn a place in the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship semifinals, defeating Trinidad & Tobago 11-0 on Saturday at Catherine Hall Stadium.

The Canadians now have maximum points from their two Group B encounters and – at least temporarily – sit in first place over the United States, which plays Guatemala later in the evening.

Marie Mychele Metivier led the way with three goals, giving her a tournament-best five.  Marie Levasseur and Nadya Gill added two apiece for the second straight game.

It didn’t take long for the North Americans to open their goal account, as Metivier netted her first in only the seventh minute.  The 16-year-old, stationed on the left side of the box, received a cross from Sarah Kinzer and found the back of the net.

Seven minutes later, Emily Borgmann easily slotted home from eight-yards out after latching onto a cunning ball played over the top by the imposing Jessie Fleming.

In the 21st minute, Metivier grabbed her second of the game to make it 3-0.  Borgmann delivered a cross from the right that the left-sided attacker smashed in off the left post.

Fleming deservedly got her name on the scoresheet in the 36th minute, first-timing a right-sided cross from Levasseur past goalkeeper Nicoletee Craig from 13-yards out.

Before the interval would come to end, Canada tacked on three more goals.

Levasseur struck in the 41st and 42nd minutes.  She headed in the first off a cross from Metivier and, then, ran onto a through ball by Kinzer for the second.

As the half neared its conclusion, Borgmann capped off the remarkable performance by directing the ball into the goal with her body off a Rachel Jones cross from the left.

Realizing that goal difference could play a role in the group’s final table, Canada went right back to work in the second half.

The mercurial Metivier seized her hat-trick in the 54th minute, easily finishing from the edge of the six-yard box off a feed from Fleming.

Results

Canada 11  v  T&T 0
Metivier 7
Borgmann 14
Metivier 21
Fleming 36
Levasseur 41
Levasseur 42
Borgmann 45
Metivier 54
Borgmann 59
Gill 77
Gill 80

Teams

Canada: - 1.Rylee Foster; 2.Simmrin Dhaliwal, 3.Rachel Jones, 4.Karima Lemire, 6.Bianca St Georges, 7.Marie Levasseur, 8.Jessie Fleming, 9.Emily Borgmann (20.Nadya Gill 59th), 10.Sarah Kinzner (16.Sarah Stratigakis 57th), 11.Marie Metivier (13.Avery Lakeman 71st), 12.Easther Mayi Kith.

Unused Subs: - 18.Devon Kerr (GK), 5.Mika Richards, 14.Jenna Baxter, 15.Nadia Pestell, 17.Anyssa Ibrahim.

HEAD COACH: - Beverly Priestman.

Trinidad & Tobago: - 21.Nicolette Craig; 2.Tamara Johnson, 3.Renee Mike, 4.Natisha John, 5.Amaya Ellis, 7.Dennecia Prince, 8.Summer Arjoon (12.Khaline Jacob 78th), 9.Zoe Swift, 11.Eden Charles, 14.Chevonne John (17.Maya Matouk 46th), 15.Corel Carmichael (10.Jahra Thomas 64th).

Unused Subs: - 1.Rebecca Almandoz (GK), 6.Abishai Guy, 13.Chelsea Frederick, 16.Kelsey Henry, 18.Jasandra Joseph, 19.Chelcy Ralph.

HEAD COACH: - Marlon Charles.

http://www.youtube.com/v/HWWcDi9eamw
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Fyzoman on November 02, 2013, 08:24:39 PM
How many of our girls are foreign-based, I seem to have read something about some of them being from foreign?

I kinda knew we would have been beaten but not this bad, damn yo :(
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 02, 2013, 08:33:08 PM
How many of our girls are foreign-based, I seem to have read something about some of them being from foreign?

Amaya Ellis (Defender)
Eden Charles (Midfielder)
Corel Carmichael (Forward)
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on November 02, 2013, 09:33:35 PM
The game was over before it started. Our ladies faces showed on of defeat during the anthem and handshakes.

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Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: socalion on November 03, 2013, 12:54:24 PM
Marlon charles are we hearing correctly  that the girls are /were  tired .....ok  mr marlon charles  who are the personnel responsible for the girls physical conditioning  in otherwords the people in charge of getting those girls in tip top condition for such a  grueling international competition ....... its world cup qualifying for crying out loud . lets get serious  here..!! isn't the coaching staff  also responsible  for ensuring those under their stewardship are fit and ready to compete ??  whose responsibilty is it mr marlon charles and company ??? we are looking for answers for such  poor performance by the recently crown caribbean champs ... i refuse to assign blame on these young ladies ..... something is seriously adrift  its plain to see ....  there's no doubt  these girls are not in top physical condition  hence the defensive approach taken by the coaching staff...... providing that not being the case,  then its time someone do the right thing and duely accept  responsibility for such a performance ... 19 goals in two (2) is utter madness ... i' hope i am wrong , but damn i hardly believe so..!!  coaching staff what's real deal here????  i'll apologise if i'm wrong ...
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: ANC2 on November 03, 2013, 04:53:30 PM
Tallman and Coops on the ball.

USA and Canada have far more female players of an elite level to choose from. Both countries have about 100+ players training full time, about 5 days a week under some National guidance. Plus they have well developed leagues for this age group. Most State teams and Provincial teams in both countries will beat T&T easy.

Athletically we are way behind, just look at the games and you will see, better endurance, speed & power (jumping). Also technically the girls from those countries can head and shoot with power. They also have well trained goalkeepers, who are agile (and can jump).

From all indications Marlon Charles did everything for this program, with very little to no assistance & these girls committed themselves with no support for over a year. Winning the CFU is as good as it can get for now an that just shows the state of the CFU.
In my opinion I shake my head that CFU peoples actually run CONCACAF, because none have shown the capability of growing the game in the Region. CFU is pure third world football in every aspect. Poor administration, facilities, development, programming, refereeing, funding, sponsorship you name it. Look no further that the last CFU Tournament for GCQ. How can you be respected, when your International presentation lacks everything that is required. They can't even provide a decent field.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on November 03, 2013, 07:49:11 PM
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these girls are not in top physical condition

Its actually harder to constantly defend then it is to attack. When you are chasing the ball all the time one becomes tired very quickly.

 
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hence the defensive approach taken by the coaching staff..
Not sure why the coaching staff chose to only defend as they knew they needed a win in order to have a chance at moving on.


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Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: maxg on November 03, 2013, 08:22:48 PM
was watching regional trials for girls U13 in this city (by accident, went to a swim meet at that sport complex). Some of the best U13 footballers I have ever seen, this was only regionals, not provincial. There were 24 trialists. It was cold, 1 F, and wet..and these girls were running and playing a brand I rarely ever observed at that level..and what brought the trials to my attention most, out in that foul nasty  weather, there were about 100-150 spectators (friends & family, I guess), quiet and nervous. Standing in the cold & wet, hoping their trialist make this 1st step team from the regional club team, then they go through it again for provincials, and then Nationals...from so young....you think them kids coming to walk ball around a field, in front all their support, making this sacrifice, and not make team or even play with their all...and when they make team, woe who have to play them, and didn't go through half the preparation or sacrifices.
You think the coaches and organizers here ,won't be motivated, encouraged  and therefore pushed to be innovative, with such committed players, parents, friends and eyes pointed in their direction...Guess where maybe half the funding for these tryouts and sport organizations at this amateur level come from ? At 1st the regional level, guess ? Stay dey and feel is all about putting team on field with good coach, and winning games..

btw: just as an aside, at our minor swim meet, there were 897 competitors (4789 individual entries) - football has more participants. How can you NOT find a few potential provincial & possibly National swimmers from such a pool. Yet in football in our province, like in Hockey, many regions don't.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Richard G. on November 03, 2013, 09:48:58 PM
was watching regional trials for girls U13 in this city (by accident, went to a swim meet at that sport complex). Some of the best U13 footballers I have ever seen, this was only regionals, not provincial. There were 24 trialists. It was cold, 1 F, and wet..and these girls were running and playing a brand I rarely ever observed at that level..and what brought the trials to my attention most, out in that foul nasty  weather, there were about 100-150 spectators (friends & family, I guess), quiet and nervous. Standing in the cold & wet, hoping their trialist make this 1st step team from the regional club team, then they go through it again for provincials, and then Nationals...from so young....you think them kids coming to walk ball around a field, in front all their support, making this sacrifice, and not make team or even play with their all...and when they make team, woe who have to play them, and didn't go through half the preparation or sacrifices.
You think the coaches and organizers here ,won't be motivated, encouraged  and therefore pushed to be innovative, with such committed players, parents, friends and eyes pointed in their direction...Guess where maybe half the funding for these tryouts and sport organizations at this amateur level come from ? At 1st the regional level, guess ? Stay dey and feel is all about putting team on field with good coach, and winning games..

btw: just as an aside, at our minor swim meet, there were 897 competitors (4789 individual entries) - football has more participants. How can you NOT find a few potential provincial & possibly National swimmers from such a pool. Yet in football in our province, like in Hockey, many regions don't.

I know exactly what you're talking about.....
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: soccerlover on November 03, 2013, 11:51:57 PM

   Those who do not follow women's football in T&T are expectedly shocked at the mauling we received from the U.S and Canada .But, have we ever done well at CONCACAF U-17 Level ? To my knowledge, the least we ever conceded from America was 5, last year .Prior to that ,it was 9, right here in Trinidad .Marlon Charles was the assistant coach then ,having led the team to the finals .Mr. Charles and Izler were also in charge of almost all of our U-20 teams since 2003........with similar results. Why are these people still coaching our National Teams .Clearly , they are not up to the task .Mr. Charles boasted that he had this team for two years , and that they were different ...and he probably had these girls actually believing that they could beat the U.S. by playing ultra-defensively with no organization . Now , their bubble has been burst...and some are ready to quit football .
  I am not saying that local coaches like Marlon ,Izler , Steve Frederick and Shabazz have not sacrificed and served T&T faithfully over the last decade .But , rather, that they are not good enough and should be replaced .The only team that looked fit and competitive was the U-17 team coached by Pellerud ...he too had the team for two years .Did these local perrenial coaches learn anything from him ? I doubt it.
The girls programme gets very little $ in comparison to the Men's ,but when our young ladies sacrifice their time to train 3-4 times a week over a two year period ,they should at least be fitter and more organized .
Our girls played their hearts out, followed their coach's plan and were beaten badly .What kind of experience was that .Our current U-20'S have not been training for long ....their coach has not coached any team (club) for some time ( like Marlon ).......what can we expect ?  Maybe another Steven Hart might make a difference ???
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 04, 2013, 04:25:06 AM
Good post Maxg,this is what i was trying to tell some folks when they said American parents don't know Football,i was involved with American Women/men Youth Football 20 plus years,we don't know half the things these people do,they are always preparing and have the programs to back it up.

In Washington DC it have a league called WAGS u should see the quality of Football these teams play,they also have a tournament it's the biggest girls tournament in the nation.Before i left i took my U12 boys to play State Cup for the first time because we were doing quite well in the domestic competition,our first game we got 10 that was the end of our Stae Cup these are the best teams in Va u up against.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 04, 2013, 05:05:59 PM
The T&T Women's U-17 team has finished off a very disappointing CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship tournament with a 7-0 loss to Guatemala today. T&T lost all three of their matches, conceding 26 goals in the process, and scoring none.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on November 04, 2013, 07:30:30 PM
was watching regional trials for girls U13 in this city (by accident, went to a swim meet at that sport complex). Some of the best U13 footballers I have ever seen, this was only regionals, not provincial. There were 24 trialists. It was cold, 1 F, and wet..and these girls were running and playing a brand I rarely ever observed at that level..and what brought the trials to my attention most, out in that foul nasty  weather, there were about 100-150 spectators (friends & family, I guess), quiet and nervous. Standing in the cold & wet, hoping their trialist make this 1st step team from the regional club team, then they go through it again for provincials, and then Nationals...from so young....you think them kids coming to walk ball around a field, in front all their support, making this sacrifice, and not make team or even play with their all...and when they make team, woe who have to play them, and didn't go through half the preparation or sacrifices.
You think the coaches and organizers here ,won't be motivated, encouraged  and therefore pushed to be innovative, with such committed players, parents, friends and eyes pointed in their direction...Guess where maybe half the funding for these tryouts and sport organizations at this amateur level come from ? At 1st the regional level, guess ? Stay dey and feel is all about putting team on field with good coach, and winning games..

btw: just as an aside, at our minor swim meet, there were 897 competitors (4789 individual entries) - football has more participants. How can you NOT find a few potential provincial & possibly National swimmers from such a pool. Yet in football in our province, like in Hockey, many regions don't.

You are over simplifying things and laying blame squarely at the feet of the girls. Yes a part of it is the players, granted. However, coaches must know what he/she is working with and how to develop tactics and strategies to enable whatever players SELECTED to be successful. This is not an individual sport and will-power can only get you so far.

In today's game, administration plays a huge part in the success of players on the field. You can see when the girls take the field that the tactics and strategies employed set them up for failure. You think our girls are not committed. Come on man get real. So you are only committed when there is success? If you go through some of the hurdles these girls have to go through just to be at practice it will be different. You think there parents not supporting them or don't want to give them every opportunity to be successful?

You conveniently flip the script and say how the efforts of the players motivate the organizers. That is first class :bs: really it is. Organizers and administrators provide the environment that allows players to be motivated to do their best. Come on man be real. You think organizers sit there and say okay lets wait and see how motivated these players are and then we will start working hard?   :banginghead:


Let's be real for a minute, I know you all will say this is not valid, but I believe it really is

T&T population - 1.2 Million
Women
Girls
Girls who 17 years or younger
Girls who are 17 years or younger and play soccer


It will always be difficult to sustain a long term program in places like T&T. That however does not mean we should look as bad as we did. These girls are much better than they showed........FACT. However, they wasn't put in a situation to bring out that ability. Our girls met up the day before their first game. The US u17 team had been together since January. The USA team spent the week before leaving at IMG playing against their U18 women's team. Where did this organization come from? The players or the administration?
The T&T team tried to get a game from JA in JA a couple days before their first game, but it did not work out.
Our FA is in shambles, yet we always expect the players to be ready and be at their best. Not realistic. In today's game it takes much more than Pride, Passion and Hard Work. It takes proper preparation. Piss Poor Preparation Leads to Piss Poor Performance.

Look at the goal that defeated Haiti in the CFU finals. The level of opponent is not important as the technical ability and level of difficulty to accomplish that goal was very high.


Title: Guatemala trounces T&T for their first-ever CONCACAF Women’s U-17 win
Post by: Tallman on November 04, 2013, 07:47:30 PM
Guatemala trounces T&T for their first-ever CONCACAF Women’s U-17 win
CONCACAF.com


Like its Central American colleague El Salvador one day earlier, Guatemala earned its first-ever CONCACAF Women’s Championship win on Monday, topping Trinidad & Tobago 7-0 at Catherine Hall Stadium.

Madelyn Ventura was the game’s prominent figure, netting three goals and assisting on two others.

Both teams entered the encounter without any points and already eliminated from contention, but at the conclusion of an entertaining affair, Guatemala sealed a third-place finish in Group B.

After a quick reaction save by goalkeeper Natalie Schaps in fourth minute denied Dennecia Prince a goal and Trinidad a lead, the Guatemalans settled down to play its best football of the competition.

Ventura gave Guatemala a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute, taking a pass from Cindy Granda on the right side of the penalty box and finding the back of the net with her right foot.

In the 25th minute, Mimi Castellanos collected short Trinidad clearance on the left wing and played a neat give-and-go with Ventura.  The United States-based forward poked the ball beyond charging goalkeeper Rebecca Almandoz for her first goal of the competition.

Trinidad nearly split the deficit just before the half-hour mark, when Prince headed a Corel Carmichael corner just over the crossbar.

Guatemala went ahead 3-0 ten minutes after the break.  Trinidad’s Natisha John passed back towards the goal from close proximity, forcing Almandoz to use her hands.  On the resulting indirect free kick, Jeniffer Barrios pounded Ventura’s slight touch over the wall from eight-yards out.

A spectacular run by Aisha Solorzano in the 67th minute put the game out of reach.  The 15-year-old controlled a Kellin Mayen pass at the midfield line and raced towards the Trinidad goal, validating that she reached her destination by depositing the ball into the back of the net.

In less than two minutes, Ventura struck twice to put Guatemala up by six goals.

She lashed home from 15-yards out off the underside of the crossbar in the 74th minute and, eighty-five seconds later, was slipped into box by a delightful feed from Laurent Marwith to finish with aplomb.

Marwith punctuated the scoreline in the 90th minute with her first tournament tally, firing in from 23-yards from the right side with her right foot.

Guatemala had scored only twice in their previous five competition outings, conceding 31 goals over that stretch.  Thoughts of the past, though, were all but forgotten on an historic day for women’s football in that nation.

http://www.youtube.com/v/lW1G3Va4og8
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 05, 2013, 04:51:41 AM
Results

Guatemala  7  v  Trinidad & Tobago  0
Ventura 17
Castellanos 25
Barrios 56
Solorzano 67
Ventura 74
Ventura 75
Markwith 91

Teams

Guatemala: - 12.Natalie Schaps; 2.Isabella Garcia Salas, 16.Kellin Mayen, 4.Pamela Monterroso, 6.Jeniffer Barrios, 17.Maria Contreras (5.Alison Garcia 33rd), 15.Cindy Granda (3.Sara Fetzer 38th), 7.Kelsie Castellanos (10.Aisha Solorzano 65th), 8.Laurent Markwith, 9.Madelyn Ventura, 11.Andrea Rabanales.

Unused Subs: - 1.Angie Hidalgo; 14.Maria Barillas, 13.Leslie Cal Gamarro, 20.Beberly Montufar, 19.Anika Schaps.

HEAD COACH: - Benjamin Monterroso.

Trinidad & Tobago: - 1.Rebecca Almandoz; 2.Tamara Johnson, 3.Renee Mike, 4.Natisha John, 5.Amaya Ellis, 7.Dennecia Prince (14.Chevonne John 76th), 8.Summer Arjoon (10.Jahra Thomas 46th), 11.Eden Charles, 12.Khaline Jacob, 9.Zoe Swift, 15.Corel Carmichael (18.Jasandra Joseph 46th).

Unused Subs: - 21.Nicolette Craig; 6.Abishai Guy, 13.Chelsea Frederick, 16.Kelsey Henry, 17.Maya Matouk, 19.Chelcy Ralph.

HEAD COACH: - Marlon Charles.

Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: coache on November 05, 2013, 08:49:14 AM
Bring back Shabazz... :frustrated:
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on November 05, 2013, 09:50:04 AM
Bring back Shabazz... :frustrated:

Was it any difference with Shabazz.....stueps
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: maxg on November 05, 2013, 01:25:37 PM
was watching regional trials for girls U13 in this city (by accident, went to a swim meet at that sport complex). Some of the best U13 footballers I have ever seen, this was only regionals, not provincial. There were 24 trialists. It was cold, 1 F, and wet..and these girls were running and playing a brand I rarely ever observed at that level..and what brought the trials to my attention most, out in that foul nasty  weather, there were about 100-150 spectators (friends & family, I guess), quiet and nervous. Standing in the cold & wet, hoping their trialist make this 1st step team from the regional club team, then they go through it again for provincials, and then Nationals...from so young....you think them kids coming to walk ball around a field, in front all their support, making this sacrifice, and not make team or even play with their all...and when they make team, woe who have to play them, and didn't go through half the preparation or sacrifices.
You think the coaches and organizers here ,won't be motivated, encouraged  and therefore pushed to be innovative, with such committed players, parents, friends and eyes pointed in their direction...Guess where maybe half the funding for these tryouts and sport organizations at this amateur level come from ? At 1st the regional level, guess ? Stay dey and feel is all about putting team on field with good coach, and winning games..

btw: just as an aside, at our minor swim meet, there were 897 competitors (4789 individual entries) - football has more participants. How can you NOT find a few potential provincial & possibly National swimmers from such a pool. Yet in football in our province, like in Hockey, many regions don't.

You are over simplifying things and laying blame squarely at the feet of the girls. Yes a part of it is the players, granted. However, coaches must know what he/she is working with and how to develop tactics and strategies to enable whatever players SELECTED to be successful. This is not an individual sport and will-power can only get you so far.

In today's game, administration plays a huge part in the success of players on the field. You can see when the girls take the field that the tactics and strategies employed set them up for failure. You think our girls are not committed. Come on man get real. So you are only committed when there is success? If you go through some of the hurdles these girls have to go through just to be at practice it will be different. You think there parents not supporting them or don't want to give them every opportunity to be successful?

You conveniently flip the script and say how the efforts of the players motivate the organizers. That is first class :bs: really it is. Organizers and administrators provide the environment that allows players to be motivated to do their best. Come on man be real. You think organizers sit there and say okay lets wait and see how motivated these players are and then we will start working hard?   :banginghead:


Let's be real for a minute, I know you all will say this is not valid, but I believe it really is

T&T population - 1.2 Million
Women
Girls
Girls who 17 years or younger
Girls who are 17 years or younger and play soccer


It will always be difficult to sustain a long term program in places like T&T. That however does not mean we should look as bad as we did. These girls are much better than they showed........FACT. However, they wasn't put in a situation to bring out that ability. Our girls met up the day before their first game. The US u17 team had been together since January. The USA team spent the week before leaving at IMG playing against their U18 women's team. Where did this organization come from? The players or the administration?
The T&T team tried to get a game from JA in JA a couple days before their first game, but it did not work out.
Our FA is in shambles, yet we always expect the players to be ready and be at their best. Not realistic. In today's game it takes much more than Pride, Passion and Hard Work. It takes proper preparation. Piss Poor Preparation Leads to Piss Poor Performance.

Look at the goal that defeated Haiti in the CFU finals. The level of opponent is not important as the technical ability and level of difficulty to accomplish that goal was very high.



You completely misunderstood what I was saying..
I will now simplify
I do not at all blame the girls..I understand, we do not have the same pool of soccer players to choose from, and in many cases these larger countries have the choice of cross-trined athletes, who are not just about football, but are really good. no matter what sport they choose. I do not doubt the commitment of the athletes, however, with a choice from 100,000 commited athletes , even if a bad selection is made, you won't be far off from selecting a team that will better any country with a smaller pool..
If I must cast any blame, it would be on the Adminstrators,coaches/selectors, yet even them cannot afford to make mistakes, and given the level and type of tournament, may not even realize if you are not making the right choices..especially when you are winning in your previous regional games...the mistake being, way before the tournament start, adminstrators should have arranged practice games, against the top regional teams they will be playing against. Like Canada & USA...even clubs in those regions, some of them with some incentive will even pay their way to come play us.. A trip to Columbia, or Brazil, will not prepare you to play against Scotland..it may prepare to play against Argentina doh.
in addition..
I have been around Elite athletes all my life in Trinidad & Canada, and their is a mindset that an elite athlete has...not refering to starboy mentality or such...something else..can't put my finger on it exactly..something like a fear of losing, therefore must win, and being embarrased in NOT an option, a belief that even if you are not having your best day, you will GIVE your all to win this thing, even if it doesn't show the turmoil inside of trying to attain these levels...I have experimented with such on the senior women soccer level,drafting and playing elite University basketball players (including my sis, who also played Netball for Canada at worlds, and 2 provincial team basketballers) in a soccer club,in between I had selected excellent Junior players, 5 of them playing up - seniors, and 2 triathletes, i happened to see training while i was driving to practice and by end of season, was able to lose on penalty kicks against the later Provincial and National champions - they had 7 Provincial players, 2 National players.
Why ? not because I was a great coach, I was still learning, not because, we had great players..but a combination of many other things, some of which were, they were Elite athletes, even if they were'nt soccer players, they were not always winners, they played and competed enough, to know what losing was like, and were of the belief it was not an option, even if this was not their sport. We (not just me- them too) employed strategy that was able to utilize their strengths, i gave clear and specific instructions, that the non-players could execute, the expert junior players were aware of the strengths and defiencies of each other, and especially the non-players, and aware of the instructions. We had a season of games, one a week, and 2 practices, 2 of the University girls were the athletic therapist, one was studying sport management & Nutrition, i myself was in Exercise science. No one was paid, Our final games were advertised by the area we represented, only the Junior players were from there.. The parents of these girls(3 of these were Unilingual french) did  after practice get together every 3 weeks..as they were excited their younger daughters could not just play, but be mentored by the University girls on the team, which bonded them even more..I did not try to control them, everything came from them. They were a unit, a team. Every goal scored on us, each individual blamed themselves..even when we lost, cause I didn't practice penalties...didn't think we would have too..they took the blame...when the goalie let in a soft goal over her head, she was 5 foot nothing...even up to the centre forward was taking the blame..."I missed that shot 10 minutes before)...
No...I blame the selectors...and maybe with all being said, the selectors will make the same choices, and choose the same girls, because that is the best available to them, and the girls really are, then the coach is the one who has to get them prepared and ready..and if they lose, then they lose as ready as they have possibly been, but if they reach the final and get killed, as these girls were, then obviously something broke or wasn't done properly, and a mistake was made in preparation..not necessarily somebody didn't do their job, but somebody had the wrong plan..and at least the adminstrators, directors or more senior officials should recognize this and re-access said program/plan..or expect the same result.
Title: mexico defeats the united states concacaf under 17 soccer
Post by: socalion on November 07, 2013, 05:18:01 PM
concacaf under 17 girls tournament  latest result.....Mexico  defeats the united states... 4-goals to 2 on penalty shootout  ... scores at regulation time  were 1- 1
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on November 07, 2013, 05:47:59 PM
The Yankees is knocked out. I can rest peacefully now.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: doc on November 07, 2013, 06:14:01 PM
The Yankees is knocked out. I can rest peacefully now.
Not yet... I think there are 3 team qualifying, so they still can be the 3rd place winner
Title: Re: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on November 07, 2013, 06:16:05 PM
The Yankees is knocked out. I can rest peacefully now.
Not yet... I think there are 3 team qualifying, so they still can be the 3rd place winner

:(
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on November 07, 2013, 06:33:35 PM
I knew the USA was not going any where. Dunce football. Been depending on their fitness.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on November 07, 2013, 06:37:11 PM
The Yankees is knocked out. I can rest peacefully now.
Not yet... I think there are 3 team qualifying, so they still can be the 3rd place winner

:(

Only the 2 finalists go to the WC. USA is out
Title: Re: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on November 07, 2013, 06:40:54 PM
The Yankees is knocked out. I can rest peacefully now.
Not yet... I think there are 3 team qualifying, so they still can be the 3rd place winner

:(

Only the 2 finalists go to the WC. USA is out

:)
Title: Re: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: doc on November 07, 2013, 07:17:49 PM
The Yankees is knocked out. I can rest peacefully now.
Not yet... I think there are 3 team qualifying, so they still can be the 3rd place winner

:(

Only the 2 finalists go to the WC. USA is out

:)
oops  :yellowcard: I'll take that!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: doc on November 07, 2013, 07:37:17 PM
Canada 5 vs Jamaica 0. Canada goes through
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 07, 2013, 07:53:12 PM
The result was particularly stunning in that the U.S. has never officially lost a game in the competition (17-2-0), but it has progressed to the World Cup only twice in four tries.  Canada eliminated the Americans from contention at the same stage in 2010, 5-3 on penalties, after a scoreless stalemate.

Equally astonishing, Mexico has won only once in this year’s edition – a 7-0 victory over El Salvador -- to go along with three ties.


http://www.concacaf.com/article/mexico-qualifies-for-u-17-womens-world-cup
Title: T&T Women’s U-17 manager laments ‘unfortunate’ incident
Post by: Tallman on November 08, 2013, 06:19:23 AM
T&T Women’s U-17 manager laments ‘unfortunate’ incident
By Stephon Nicholas (T&T Newsday)


JINELLE James, manager of the national Under-17 women’s team yesterday described an incident involving a male member of the TT staff and a female player during a recent trip to Jamaica for the final round of the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championships as, “unfortunate and sad”.

The national team returned home on Tuesday evening following a dismal campaign that saw them lose all three of their group matches which ended their chances of qualifying for the 2014 Women’s Under-17 World Cup.

Reports later emerged that there was an incident that occurred at the team hotel in Montego Bay which was reported to team management by a female player. James yesterday denied, however, the initial report that the man allegedly exposed himself to the player at the hotel room. She was however unwilling to reveal what exactly transpired.

“This is the first time I have had to deal with such a situation. It’s quite disappointing that something like this happened. Overall with relations between players (and management) it will hurt because people will be uneasy because they don’t know who they can trust. The person had been really helpful with the team in the past...It’s really an unfortunate, sad situation,” James said.

Asked how the parents of the national footballer are treating the situation, the team manager said, “No parent would like to hear about that situation involving their child and we have told them we support them fully. It’s not something we are trying to sweep under the rug.

Whatever they chose to do then that is their right but, we have a protocol we have to follow,” she explained.

James revealed that she has submitted a full report to Sheldon Phillips, general secretary of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) about what allegedly took place in Jamaica.

“I did submit a report to the TTFA authorities and from there on they will take over. We have to follow certain protocol especially because it is a minor. I officially completed and submitted it last night (Wednesday). It was myself and Mr (Anton) Corneal who had to submit reports,” she explained.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 08, 2013, 07:46:38 AM
Come on TTFA another incident,when are we going to act on these reports,it's good to see eventually officials and hopefully parents are openly confronting these issues,usually it's swept under the rug because parents don't want to jeopardize their child making the team.Since my daughter was on the national team i used to get reports of certain things going on,i used to talk to her about it,she was very young and inexperienced and did not know.

I might be wrong but sometimes i feel not necessarily the best players are selected but those who's parents/kids are sucking up to the Coaches/officials,eventually all these issues going to get exposed because it's not the same admin different people are getting in there,it's time we start dealing with the culprits,the new admin made a lot of promises stop stalling.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Arimaman on November 08, 2013, 08:01:39 AM
Until criminal charges are pressed then this nonsense will not stop.  Pedophiles man.  Charge he ass.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Tenorsaw on November 08, 2013, 01:11:59 PM
This sounds like a criminal matter.  TTFF may very well have to forward this complaint to the police.  Cyar have these types of men around people's sons and daughters. 
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: socalion on November 08, 2013, 02:02:02 PM
very disturbing news..  a very serious matter .... :pissedoff:   wtf .......
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 08, 2013, 02:02:54 PM
This thing suppose to be front page news but Newsday have it hidden inside the newspapers i bounce it up by mistake.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on November 08, 2013, 04:45:33 PM
This thing suppose to be front page news but Newsday have it hidden inside the newspapers i bounce it up by mistake.

Coops why should it be front page news?

Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Coop's on November 08, 2013, 05:44:59 PM
This thing suppose to be front page news but Newsday have it hidden inside the newspapers i bounce it up by mistake.

Coops why should it be front page news?


      Because everything Football these days makes front page,Stern John break a curfew and it make front page,i guess this is small thing.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on November 08, 2013, 08:07:11 PM
This thing suppose to be front page news but Newsday have it hidden inside the newspapers i bounce it up by mistake.

Coops why should it be front page news?


      Because everything Football these days makes front page,Stern John break a curfew and it make front page,i guess this is small thing.

Nah Coop's it eh no small thing, but.....they trying real hard to improve and grow the program and an incident like this just threatens to break it apart.
They need to handle this promptly and they need to put things in place that will keep such incidents from happening. They need to try to move forward quickly. Putting such a thing out there will do no good for the program. Hiding it makes things worst, but just flaunting it out there does not help either.


Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: CK1 on November 09, 2013, 09:42:49 AM
This is a very serious matter and must be addressed in a very serious manner. Given the protocol that should be followed is one thing, making the gravity of the issues known to all is equally important. The future of the program could very well be hinged on the handling of this incident. We are talking about the welfare, saftey and well being of minor children, as a matter of fact it should be standard in any program the manner in which staff and players interact or are treated. The resulting investigation and handling by the TTFA and legal authorities must lead to a prpper RIsk Management policy for future operations of all programs, if no such policy is in place.
Furthermore, I have not seen or heard of any action taken by the Federation regarding the incident with the former U-20 coach who ignorantly ran a player to near death for making a mistake in a game! Please do not take these things lightly!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: socalion on November 09, 2013, 04:03:30 PM
Am i missing something  here ... the issue aforementioned is extremely serious, its a breach of trust by a senior as it relates to a minor  , who is under his charge ... and should be firmly addressed  forewith ...if its not possible for our  young   boys and girls  to feel safe and secure among adults ...then something has gone adrift...
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: amwood on November 09, 2013, 07:07:19 PM
Sickening, could you imagine is your daughter and something like this happens...from the touring party roster looking like its one of two people. Outside of Trini lawsuit done file, charges filed..
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on November 09, 2013, 07:13:33 PM
Mexico is the Champions. Beat Canada on Pk.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: D.H.W on November 09, 2013, 07:14:41 PM
New power is emerging.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 15, 2014, 04:13:05 PM
The U-17 WC kicks off from Costa Rica tonight ... FYI.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 15, 2014, 05:44:17 PM
http://www.rojadirecta.me/goto/klantv01.blogspot.com/2013/12/channel-1.html

Italy just scored 1-0 over Zambia ... it's just before the half.

Not sure what's going on in the Ghana - North Korea game.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 15, 2014, 06:15:15 PM
Ghana is up 2-0.

Zambia is about to sub in a 13 year old.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 15, 2014, 08:11:21 PM
Big clash between Costa Rica and Venezuela is on ... Home crowd gehhin on!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 15, 2014, 08:41:14 PM
These young ladies balling! End to end stuff. A commitment to attacking football. Scoreless at 34 minutes.

In the other encounter, Canada is leading Germany 1-0.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 15, 2014, 08:48:15 PM
So far ... Zambia is the only team we would beat clear cut.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 15, 2014, 09:27:46 PM
An impressive Venezuela. More sophisticated rendition than Italy. 
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on March 15, 2014, 10:30:05 PM
Tried to watch the Germany vs Canada game, but could not connect. Seems Canada went toe to toe with Germany. Last score I saw was 2-2 in the 83rd.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 16, 2014, 05:50:51 AM
All match highlights are available here. (http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/highlights/video/video=2297634/index.html?intcmp=livecoverage_box_u17womensworldcup_hp_en)
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Tiresais on March 16, 2014, 06:21:54 AM
All match highlights are available here. (http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/highlights/video/video=2297634/index.html?intcmp=livecoverage_box_u17womensworldcup_hp_en)

Thanks for the link :)
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 16, 2014, 06:59:32 AM
Tried to watch the Germany vs Canada game, but could not connect. Seems Canada went toe to toe with Germany. Last score I saw was 2-2 in the 83rd.

Canada let Germany back into the game. "Let".

Quote
After 45 minutes, Canada’s Women’s U-17 Team had the European Champions on the ropes but in soccer, everything can change in a matter of minutes.

That’s what happened on Saturday as Canada put in a spirited performance and could easily have come away with the three points but Germany’s two goals in three minutes in the second half meant a 2:2 tie in Liberia, CRC.

“We had the 2:0 lead and we gave that up but Germany are the European Champions for a reason,” said Head Coach Bev Priestman. “I think playing this level of opposition for all three games, I think we really need to stay focused and do the things that we do well and trust our strategy.”

http://www.canadasoccer.com/bittersweet-point-for-canada-w17-in-opening-game-of-world-cup-p156062
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on March 16, 2014, 11:17:21 PM
Our u17 women should be at this tournament. I truly believe that the ladies was good enough to qualify. We really need to get these players better coaching. The girls posses great technical ability and game sophistication. What they need is for a coach to hammer home the tactical aspects of the game and develop team organization. The 17s should be in high gear right now getting ready for the next u20 WCQ.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 17, 2014, 08:40:15 AM
Colombia's keeper couldn't hold nutten from range. Four shots from distance 4 goals x Mexico.

Japan looks a force to be reckoned with.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on March 19, 2014, 11:01:25 PM
Japan was rampant tonight.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 20, 2014, 05:43:10 PM
Japan was rampant tonight.

Very tenacious team. Very organized in incorporating numbers into attack. Reacted first to the ball in both games. They should walk past NZ with ease.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 20, 2014, 06:17:06 PM
The North Korean girl who scored the own goal v. Canada looked like a meeting with the Supreme Leader is imminent. She couldn't stop crying. Body position fully faced towards her goal as a defender ... touch was destined to head in that direction. The lunge she made to save it was desperate. Yuh could feel her pain. Canada was quite lucky. De NK attackers leggo some missiles that the CAN keeper had difficulty addressing.

Zambia ... very poor rendition.

Bad call by the ref in awarding NZ a penalty v. Spain. Justice in the end b/c NZ missed. Great technique by Pilar to score a tres dedos outside of the boot shot. Disguised, deceptive, effective.

Hmmm, that NGR keeper is U17??? Anyway, well done to them: 2 set pieces and 2 goals. On one play they had 4 chances on goal ... the COL kpr did well to avert the goal.

Mexico has won 2 games, but ah not impressed by them yet (perhaps the opponents have been too weak). Germany is having a disappointing tournament.

5 minutes away but yet so far, T&T. Ah well, Costa Rica eh saying nutten (goal of the tournament hadda be the volley Italy scored against them off ah corner!!!).
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 31, 2014, 10:27:21 AM
Semi-finals today ... The Japanese have lived up to expectation. Venezuela will have to deal with them.

In the other match, Italy (almost always tournament survivors at any level) will face Spain.

Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on March 31, 2014, 08:14:27 PM
Japan made light work of Venezuela 4-1.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on March 31, 2014, 09:51:09 PM
Spain dispatched the Italians 2-0 (dubious pk for the 2nd goal).

Finals - Spain v. Japan
3rd Place Game - Italy v. Venezuela


Imagine Venezuela playing for 3rd place in the WC.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 31, 2014, 11:20:12 PM
A third place game between 2 WC debutantes. Italy were very unlucky. I think both penalties were dubious.

Japan's tournament to lose ... they're playing the most sophisticated ball.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 03, 2014, 10:46:08 AM
Final tomorrow!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on April 04, 2014, 01:39:41 PM
Other than the FIFA feed which is not available in my viewing area  :cursing:
Does anyone have a link to the semi final and the today's final matches?

Greatly appreciated if you can post one on line ASAP.


Cheers
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 01:45:16 PM
www.rojadirecta.me

Scroll down ... the 3rd place game is listed but the link is showing the Bundesliga right now. Just that one link.

A bunch of links are up for the finals. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 01:46:43 PM
Edit: it's up now ... 3rd place on.  :wavetowel: :wavetowel: :wavetowel:

http://www.rojadirecta.me/goto/selectatv1.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on April 04, 2014, 02:03:25 PM
thanks  :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 02:15:55 PM
If VEN plays just a tad faster, ITA would be in trouble.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 02:25:21 PM
Panamanian coach for VEN.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 02:49:59 PM
Dahis ah equalizer!!! VEN need to step up their transition or not ITA will poison dem again.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 03:19:10 PM
Great game. Come on VEN!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 03:26:46 PM
What a game, 3-3!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on April 04, 2014, 03:35:00 PM
Great save on that hand ball just outside the box in the 28th min
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on April 04, 2014, 03:39:30 PM
4th goal looked offside. Then again my feed is a little choppy.  Any one think it was
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 03:53:40 PM
BOOM!!!! SHOT! 4-4!
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on April 04, 2014, 03:57:06 PM
Excitement or what.  Tie on literally the last second in extra time. Wow
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 03:57:51 PM
4th goal looked offside. Then again my feed is a little choppy.  Any one think it was

The Italian 4th? She was on ... held her run. These players are well-rehearsed.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 04:02:37 PM
ITA is going to win ... this is VEN's second keeper, not the starter. Plus the kickers hitting the post.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on April 04, 2014, 04:05:28 PM
I hate PKs.   Italy wins
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on April 04, 2014, 04:07:05 PM
Is it the same feed for the championship game ? 
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 04:07:43 PM
Clear lack of experience in these situations for VEN ... and there was no question of subbing the kpr prior to the kicks. Great showing on the world stage nonetheless!!!!  :applause: :applause: :applause:

Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 04:10:14 PM
Is it the same feed for the championship game ? 

Could be ... but there are other options from the main page ... @ 19:00

Unless Spain comes with something extra-special, JPN is going to be an attacking spectacle.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on April 04, 2014, 04:14:13 PM
Is it the same feed for the championship game ? 

Could be ... but there are other options from the main page ... @ 19:00

Unless Spain comes with something extra-special, JPN is going to be an attacking spectacle.

Thanks and please post the link at 19:00 if you could be a so kind.

Cheers
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 04:15:13 PM
I hate PKs.   Italy wins

Sounds familiar.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 04:15:57 PM
Is it the same feed for the championship game ? 

Could be ... but there are other options from the main page ... @ 19:00

Unless Spain comes with something extra-special, JPN is going to be an attacking spectacle.

Thanks and please post the link at 19:00 if you could be a so kind.

Cheers

Yeah, no worries.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 04:58:54 PM
... same link.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on April 04, 2014, 05:00:30 PM
... same link.

thanks
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: elan on April 04, 2014, 05:01:36 PM
Watched most of the first half.

The TTFA maybe, just maybe, need to take a  peek at Venezuela program.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 05:11:47 PM
Or

http://www.rojadirecta.me/goto/max-deportv.co.in/?canal=8

Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on April 04, 2014, 05:53:37 PM
Like Japan on both sides of the ball ... also like that Spain is not panicking when they do get the ball & are trying to move it rather than long ball it


19
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 06:00:36 PM
With a bit of width SPN might have a chance at penetrating, but they are not springing Laura free on the left ... JPN is very organized and will likely pounce from the second half whistle.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on April 04, 2014, 06:30:58 PM
The Spanish keeper has made done very big saves when called upon.  Thought Japan should be shooting low far side at times.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: Soccer 19 on April 04, 2014, 06:54:15 PM
Congratulations to Japan. They were just too tough on defense to be penetrated.
Give Spain credit as they never gave up even down two nil.
Enjoyed watching this match
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 04, 2014, 06:55:16 PM
Nippon! Nippon! Nipon! Nippon! Nippon! Just superior from beginning to the end.
Title: Re: 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on April 05, 2014, 02:02:17 PM
An impressive Venezuela. More sophisticated rendition than Italy. 

All match highlights are available here. (http://www.fifa.com/u17womensworldcup/highlights/video/video=2297634/index.html?intcmp=livecoverage_box_u17womensworldcup_hp_en)

Although the comment above doesn't refer to the early round match between both teams, having had a look at that first meeting during the tourney, yuh could say ITA learned from that ... but the CLEAR difference is the absence of the VEN starting GK. VEN likely would have won the bronze medal but for that!
Title: 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on April 16, 2015, 04:50:09 PM
National U-17 Women's team program takes shape.
By Shaun Fuentes (TTFA).


National Women’s Under 17 team head coach Rajesh Latchoo says that the preparations for the 2016 FIFA Under 17 World Cup qualification is beginning to take shape.

Latchoo has been overseeing the team’s preparations since last October, conducting training sessions three days weekly at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva

The squad includes players who have graduated from the past Under 15 Women’s team that finished a commendable third at the 2014 CONCACAF Under 15 Championship in the Cayman Islands last August. T&T were edged 1-0 by regional giants Canada 1-0 in the semi final before  thumping Honduras 5-2 in the third place playoff.

“This is basically the same team with the exception of a few players from the one that finished third last year in the Cayman Islands, “Latchoo told TTFA Media.

“We’ve kept the squad together and we’ve been training together since last year October with only two breaks for Christmas and Carnival.  We’ve been training three days per week consistently.”

The T&T U-17s recently topped Under 18 Women Division of the Carapichaima Youth Super League which Latchoo said was used to keep the players match fit. The Team will also participate in the Premier Division of the T&T Women’s League (WOLF) which starts next month.

“We had the team playing in the Carapichaima league even though the quality of opposition was not always up to par but we felt it was good to have the players active. We had a some decent challenges in a couple of the matches and we felt it was good to have some of the players from the other teams to have that opportunity to play against a national team and at the same time our girls were able to get consistent match practice,” Latchoo explained

The Caribbean Football Union leg of the World Cup qualifiers is expected to start in July. T&T will be aiming to qualify for the CONCACAF Final stage from which three teams will qualify for the 2016 FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.

Assisting Latchoo with the preparations of the team is assistant coaches Damien Daniels and Denise Wickham with Lyndelle Hoyte-Sanchez serving as manager.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association also recently commenced the Under 15 Women’s Team program being overseen by Muhammad Isa as they look ahead to the CONCACAF U-15 Women’s Championship. The TTFA will also the women teams involved in the first annual CONCACAF Women’s Football Day in Saturday May 23rd, 2015.

This initiative, which was presented at the CONCACAF “Let’s Develop Women’s Football” seminar held in last October in Philadelphia, will aim to unite all 41 Member Associations to celebrate women’s football throughout the region.

Title: Re: 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Thread.
Post by: Trini _2026 on April 16, 2015, 05:40:04 PM
time to give him some us uk and canadian based players
Title: Re: 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on April 20, 2015, 05:22:15 AM
Under-17 women eyeing 2016 WC tournament
By Ian Prescott (Express).


Having already tasted some success, the National Under-17 women are working hard at becoming the first Trinidad and Tobago women’s team to qualify for a FIFA World Cup.

Recent T&T women teams have come close without such success. Both the senior women and National Under-20 squad fell at the final hurdle, when seeking a World Cup spot.

The Under-20s led Costa Rica and were just five minutes from a World Cup spot, until wilting in the closing stages. Likewise, after coming fourth at the CONCACAF Women Championships in 2014, the Women Soca Warriors missed three chances to qualify for the Women’s World Cup, including a 1-0 aggregate loss to Ecuador, for the final spot in this summer’s Canada 2015 tournament. The T&T National Under-17 women are hoping to go a step further.

“The ultimate goal is to qualify for Jordan 2016, which is the girls World Cup tournament,” stated head-coach Rajesh Lachoo, who recently had 30 young ladies through their paces at Ato Boldon Stadium.

“We are preparing for the CFU (Caribbean Football Union) qualifiers which will be held supposedly in July and ultimately the CONCACAF qualifiers,” he continued. “We have been training since last February (2014), for what was then the CONCACAF Under-15 tournament.”

The current Under-17 girls are a spill over from the team which finished a respectable third to Canada and Haiti at the inaugural CONCACAF Under-15 girls tournament, held last year in the (Cayman Islands).

Having put in 175 training sessions, former Joe Public men’s head-coach Lachoo believes the team is stronger than at last year’s CONCACAF tournament. Although finishing third, Lachoo revealed that visa and ticket issues meant he did not carry his best team when finishing third. They have since further strengthened with the addition of an attacking midfielder.

“We have five foreign-based players. They were actually here recently, four of them. They paid for their own tickets and came down,” Lachoo said, USA-born Renah Campbell and Alexis Fortune among them.

“We have played ten practice matches already, and next month we join WoLF (Women League Football) Premier Division competition, so we are probably guaranteed eight games before we go the tournament,” Lachoo said.

Lachoo believes that he has the talent to go to a World Cup, but that the team needs the support of Trinidad and Tobago. With World Cup qualifying soon to begin, Lachoo hope they get better support than when going into last year’s CONCACAF support.

“I hope for the resources, the facilities and all the financial issues settled, and hopefully going forward everything will be in place so that the girls can continue to get the best preparation or even better preparation than we have right now,” he said.

Title: Re: 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Thread.
Post by: Arimaman on April 20, 2015, 08:46:18 AM
For all the criticism that others have gotten for going the opposite direction, hopefully, Amaya and her dad Mark are given positive comments for representing the red, white and black.  Well done Amaya.....
Title: Re: 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Thread.
Post by: Deeks on April 21, 2015, 11:08:18 AM
 she blanked the US camp to stay with Trinidad,” Lachoo declared. “That shows she is a true Trini, and that is the kind of commitment the team

I will not doubt her commitment to TT. But it is also a pragmatic decision. Good luck  Ms Ellis.
Title: Re: 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Thread.
Post by: Arimaman on April 21, 2015, 02:52:38 PM
Misleading headline more than anything.  She didn't blank the US.  She just chose to represent trini at this time.  She is not even on the US roster so how could she "blank" them.  Sensational journalism at best......
Title: Re: 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on April 24, 2015, 04:27:31 PM
^^

I am yet to see any foreign born player who represented T&T blank their country of birth. Most times its a case of getting an easier chance to rep T&T as opposed to their home country. Now with that being said I am sure all were committed and gave their best for T&T team but let us be realistic when we claim players actually 'blanked' their country of birth (US, England)
Title: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on May 20, 2015, 03:40:57 PM
T&T U-17 women to face Venezuela at Manny Ramjohn.
By Shaun Fuentes (TTFA).


TTFA to host Women's grassroots festival on Saturday.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will stage a series of activities commencing at 1pm on Saturday May 23rd, 2015 at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium to as part  of CONCACAF’s Annual Women’s Football Day.

Last month the confederation announced the celebration of its first annual Women’s Football Day. This initiative, which was presented at the CONCACAF “Let’s Develop Women’s Football” seminar held in October 2014, in Philadelphia, will aim to unite all 41 Member Associations to celebrate women’s football throughout the region.

The Women’s Football Day will strive to achieve the distinction of being the first occasion that all of CONCACAF’s members will simultaneously organize a women’s football activity.

Through this initiative, the Confederation aims to accomplish three objectives:

•    Generate awareness about the transformative power of women’s football for girls and women
•    Promote and encourage continued investment in women’s football
•    Unite every Member Association in creating a memorable day of women’s football

The main event of the TTFA Women’s Day will be a match between this country’s National Women’s Under 17 Team and Venezuela’s National Under 17 Team at the Marabella venue from 3pm.



The TTFA will also have several local women coaches on site to conduct coaching drills with students of various Primary Schools from seven districts. This will be part of the TTFA’s grassroots festival on the day

The coaches involved will include Janelle Noel, Jinelle Nedd, Senior Team Women players Dernelle Mascall, Ayana Russell, Khadidra and Khadisha Debesette as well as Desiree Sarjeant, Joanne Daniel and National Under 17 Women’s Team head coach Rajesh Latchoo.

Three specific activities have been recommended to the Member Associations by CONCACAF which are as follows.

•    Girls Grassroots Festival
•    3 v. 3 or 5 v. 5 Tournament
•    Football Skills Challenge

CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb commented on the initiative, saying; “It is crucial for CONCACAF to continue the advancement of women’s football while developing grassroots programs and continue achieving major victories.

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“My vision was and remains the same -- that every man, woman and child passionate about football has the opportunity to access our beautiful game and develop their skills in order to reinforce CONCACAF’s position in the global arena.”

“As we embrace a new era in women’s football, we aim to further develop the talents of female players in our Confederation and will continue to empower the women’s game through initiatives such as this one.”

Admission to Saturday’s match between T&T and Venezuela is Free to the Public.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Sando prince on May 20, 2015, 05:12:58 PM
Good luck to our young Soca Princesses. I am hoping our coaching staff have them mentally prepared.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: elan on May 21, 2015, 10:12:45 PM
Didn't the U20s draw with the Ven. U17 on Monday and playing the them again on Friday?
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: elan on May 22, 2015, 09:11:59 PM
The U20 lost to Venezuela U17s tonight. 2-0 I believe the score was.   :(
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: soccerlover on May 22, 2015, 10:26:13 PM
Venezuela 3 vs T&T U17. 0
Venezuela 0 vs T&T U20 0
Venezuela  4. Vs St.Ann's Rangers 0
Venezuela 0. Vs  Trincity Nationals 1
Previous games up to Thursday 21st.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: elan on May 23, 2015, 10:29:49 AM
How can Venezuela afford to come to T&T and play so many games for such a long period of time? Yet our teams can't go to Tobago for 1 day? Absolutely amazing.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Deeks on May 23, 2015, 02:17:08 PM
Ven. FA has more money than TTFA. Plus TT is right next door. They came by pirog.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on May 23, 2015, 03:52:41 PM
The VEN contingent includes U20s and U17s, not merely 17s.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on May 24, 2015, 07:23:19 AM
Venezuela 3 vs T&T U17. 0
Venezuela 0 vs T&T U20 0
Venezuela  4. Vs St.Ann's Rangers 0
Venezuela 0. Vs  Trincity Nationals 1
Previous games up to Thursday 21st.

Thanks for the update.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on May 24, 2015, 07:23:26 AM
 U-17 women get set piece lesson from Venezuela.
By Sean Taylor (Express).


Three set-piece goals prevented the Trinidad and Tobago Under-17 women from capping off a festive day with a winning performance yesterday, as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat to Venezuela after taking an early lead at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella.

A girls' football clinic featuring several schools across the nation was held earlier on in the afternoon, however the match was the main attraction yesterday as it was held to celebrate CONCACAF Women's Day.

The U-17 team are currently preparing for the qualifiers for the Women's U-17 World Cup in Jordan next year, and were eager to entertain the home fans.

The match itself was entertaining and adventurous, with both teams unafraid to take the initiative and press forward. Venezuela threatened the T&T defence in the early stages, almost scoring from a corner in the seventh minute. Their forward Wilykary Camacho, was denied when goalkeeper Malaika Dedier made a brave one-on-one save.

The home team settled quickly however, and scored from a ninth-minute corner after Ranae Ward blew past her Venezuelan opponent on the left wing to win the set-piece. T&T defender Shenieka Paul scored with an imperious header high into the net.

Venezuela lost the plot as T&T found their rhythm, and should have scored again after Laurelle Theodore rounded the Venezeulan keeper, but then fluffed her shot.

Venezuela's main threat in the first half came from their set-pieces, but they lacked the height to truly unsettle the T&T defence. They came close 37 minutes in, with a direct free kick which flashed wide of the upright.

Their best chance came on the stroke of half time, when Dedier's poor handling allowed Michelle Baldallo to play a dangerous ball into the area. The T&T custodian's defence bailed her out however, as they were ever present to mop up the error.

The equaliser however came as a sucker punch; one that the Soca Princesses failed to recover from. Venezuela made good on their threat from free kicks in their first foray forward after the break, equalising with an innocuous header. Hilary Vergara was unmarked in the box when she nodded it in.

Alessia Bianchinni forced Dedier to tip over minutes later as she took a swing at goal from 30 yards. Ten minutes later, Bianchinni made good on her dead ball prowess when she beat the T&T keeper at the near post to send the South American visitors into the lead.

The rest of the match followed the same script; with Venezuela launching attack after attack on a T&T defence that was losing its concentration. When the ball hit the back of the net for the final time two minutes from the stoppage time, it was yet another free kick that bested Dedier. Bianchinni the perpetrator once more.

T&T coach Rajesh Latchoo admitted that his charges have their work cut out for them for the qualifiers.

"The Venezuelan team were well prepared, they had a tough defence," he said. He added: "The girls over committed themselves, they kept going through the player instead of for the ball." The U-17 Women's World Cup qualifiers will commence in July and the Finals themselves will be hosted in Jordan, 2016.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: elan on May 27, 2015, 07:07:38 AM
Any pics from the Women's Football Day? I saw pics from Grenada, Barbados and a couple others, but nothig from T&T.
Title: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 06, 2015, 02:01:09 AM
Coach Latchoo confident despite loss of players.
By Sean Taylor (Express).


U-17 women prepare for qualifiers

The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under-17 qualifiers have been rescheduled to August 20, according to the national women's coach Rajesh Latchoo.

The competition was originally carded to kick-off on July 15, and had to be postponed altogether as a result of deliberations within the CFU over a venue. Now the girls are preparing for an August 20 kick-off in St Kitts.

The postponement and eventual rescheduling caused the under-17 team no end of trouble, as there were players who were also eligible for the under-20 women's team who were about to start their respective qualifiers in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

As a result, Amarya Ellis, Kelsey Henry, Renae Ward and Raenah Campbell were all called up for national under-20 duty where they excelled in their two matches.

"They got playing experience which helped them," Latchoo told the Express yesterday.

"The experience they received from playing at a higher age group level will help the team in St Kitts."

The four players have already returned to the national under-17 set-up, however, some players may not be available because of school commitments abroad.

According to Latchoo, Alexis Fortune, Arianna Campbell and Ayanna Arneaud will return to Canada, while Amarya Ellis had to return to her club in Germany. Latchoo indicated that they are waiting to see if she would be allowed to return for the qualifiers in a fortnight's time.

Despite the setbacks, Latchoo said the team has had a lot of preparation due to the number of matches they played in the Women's League Football (WoLF).

"The WoLF has helped the team tremendously and helped the fringe players to get into the starting XI," he said. According to him, playing in a league where most of the players are already seniors has helped to prepare the team mentally for the qualifying challenge ahead.

The CFU qualifiers will now be played in St Kitts from August 20-27, and will serve as the initial stage for the U-17 Women's World Cup quest.

The final tournament will take place next year in Jordan.

Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Tallman on August 18, 2015, 08:33:34 PM
Group 3 CFU 2015 Women’s U-17 Qualifiers begins in St Kitts & Nevis on August 22
cfufootball.org


Group 3 of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) 2015 Women’s Under -17 Qualifiers preliminary games begins on Saturday, August 22, at the Elquemedo T Willet Park Stadium, in St Kitts and Nevis.

The first game will be played at 5:30pm between Trinidad & Tobago and Dominica while at 8:00pm St Kitts-Nevis hosts the British Virgin Islands.   

On Monday, August 24, British Virgin Islands meets Trinidad & Tobago at 5:30pm and St Kitts and Nevis plays Dominica at 8:00pm.

The last set of games will be played on Wednesday, August 26 when British Virgin Islands    tackles Dominica at 5:00pm and St. Kitts-Nevis challenges Trinidad & Tobago at 8:00pm.

Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica have topped their respective Groups 1, 2 and 3 in the same order in the preliminary games played last July and are awaiting the results of this group to prepare for the final round scheduled for November 13-18 of this year.

Eight teams will qualify for this round, the teams are hosts Puerto Rico which gets automatic qualification and will be joined by the winners from each group as well as the Best Runner-up in the four team groups, the 2nd Best Runner-up in the four group teams and Best Runner-up in the three team groups.

Four teams will enter the Knock-Out stage of the semi-finals and the two finalists will join Grenada to compete in the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship. Grenada are the host for this edition of the championship

In Group 1 Cuba gained nine points from three games, Dominican Republic earned six after winning two games, Cayman Islands got three points from winning one game and the Bahamas failed to earn a point by losing all three games. 

Group 2 was won by Haiti who won both of their games and gained six points, Bermuda won one game and got three points while Curacao ended up with no point at all.

Jamaica gained maximum nine points from three games in Group 4 followed by Barbados with six points. Suriname gained three points while St Lucia never made it on the score sheet.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on August 18, 2015, 09:35:38 PM

Good luck to our young women footballers. Remember to stay the course and stay focused with every victory.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 20, 2015, 02:00:56 AM
TT U-17 women in CFU qualifiers.
T&T Newsday Reports.


AN 18-MEMBER Trinidad and Tobago women’s Under-17 football team left for St Kitts/Nevis yesterday to participate in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) 2015 Women’s Under-17 World Cup First Round Qualifiers.

The squad, under the guidance of coach Rajesh Latchoo, will face Dominica on Saturday in their opening game of a doubleheader at the Elquemedo T Willet Park, formerly Grove Park, in Charleston, Nevis from 5.30 pm. TT will also face British Virgin Islands on Monday and hosts St Kitts/Nevis on Wednesday.

According to the CFU, eight teams will qualify for the CFU Final Round in Puerto Rico from November 13-19. The teams are hosts Puerto Rico, the winners from each of the three First Round groups as well as the three best runners-up.

Four teams will enter the knock-out stage of the semi-finals and the two finalists will join hosts Grenada to compete in the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship. Three CONCACAF teams will qualify for the 2016 FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.

According to Latchoo, “we are focused on the task and the team is quite positive heading into this tournament. Despite the lack of warm-up games, this squad has been together for 15 months and this has played a big part in our readiness and shape. The players know each other very well.

They have been working together for an extensive period and there is a strong bond.” Latchoo said that participating in the Carapichaima Youth League and the WoLF League has been beneficial to the preparation of the team, which includes players from the Under-15 team which finished third at the 2014 CONCACAF Girls U-15 Girls Championship.

Trinidad and Tobago team: Malaika Dedier, Klil Keshwar, Ayanna Arneaud (goalkeepers); Shalisha King, Natisha John, Raynicia Charles, Brittney Williams, Tsainne Fernandez, Shenieka Paul (defenders); Nia Honore, Kelsey Henry, Ranae Ward, Arianna Campbell, Alexis Fortune (midfielders); Raenah Campbell, Laurelle Theodore, Kedie Johnson, Salina Isaac, Kaydeen Jack (strikers).

Title: Latchoo goes for glory with U-17 women’s team
Post by: Tallman on August 20, 2015, 03:50:54 PM
Latchoo goes for glory with U-17 women’s team
By Shaun Fuentes (TTFA)


He started his coaching career in the men’s game, leading the likes of Joe Public and Caledonia AIA and serving as a coaching instructor for the T&T Football Association but now Rajesh Latchoo is focused on leading a national women’s team to a Fifa World Cup.

His next quest begins with the national Under-17 women’s team which begins Caribbean qualification in St Kitts/Nevis this weekend.

The Princes Town-born coach is a student of the game and is continuously trying to broaden his knowledge as well as pass it on to other local coaches.

“It is a privilege to be at the helm of a national women’s team but it also holds a bit of bittersweet experience. It is not as ideal as I would like it to be in terms of resources and access to facilities,” Latchoo said.

“But as a coach you learn to adapt and work with what you have. It is always good to represent your country and contribute to the achievements that will improve the country’s image despite the challenges and setbacks. To me it is about proving that the diversity of our nation is a strength that knows no limit to what we can achieve as a people,” he said in response to what has led to his commitment to women’s football.

Latchoo was also the head coach of the Petrotrin Oilers team in the inaugural Women’s Premier League last month.

“The highlights of the job are the achievements of qualifying, seeing players improving and knowing that we are able to over come challenges and setbacks. The challenges all stem from the lack of recognition that women football is given. This causes financial struggles that often lead to preparation problems and most importantly affect that main product, the players.”

He believes there is potential for growth of women’s football in T&T.

“The potential is exponential. There is no limit to what the women’s football can achieve in T&T with the right support. When you look at the senior women’s team and you see how they continue to pave the way for the youths despite not having that support, it gets you upset to see the way they are treated compared to how the men’s team are treated. I personally believe that women’s football has a brighter future that men’s football and they deserve more recognition and support,” Latchoo said boldly.

“The more girls that play football at youth level means the more girls will be able to compete for a spot on the national in the future and we can ideally end up with 8-10 quality players for each position locally.”

Latchoo’s best achievement in women’s football was leading the T&T U-15 team to third place at the Concacaf U-15 Championship last year. From this weekend he leads T&T in qualifiers against host St Kitts/Nevis, British Virgin Islands and Dominica in the first phase of qualification for the 2016 Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 24, 2015, 05:26:05 AM
TT U-17 women footballers drub Dominica 4-0
T&T Newsday Reports.


TRINIDAD and Tobago’s Under-17 women’s footballers made a winning start to their Caribbean Under- 17 qualifying series with a 4-0 victory over Dominica at the Elquemedo Willett Park, in St Kitts/Nevis on Saturday.

After a goalless opening half in which the Domincans put up a dour struggle, Kaydeen Jack opened the scoring for the young Trinis in the 66th minute And then the floodgates opened up as there were three further goals scored in rapid succession.

Raenah Campbell gave the young Trinis their second goal after 68 minutes, and in the 72nd, Nia Honore made it 3-0 But the young Trinis had to wait until two minutes from the end (88th minute) before Ranae Ward gave them the fourth.

Coach Rajesh Latchoo, though pleased with the opening win, said he didn’t feel his team played to its full potential.

“I was pleased with most aspects of our performance but not our finishing,” Latchoo said.

“We had at least 15 shots on goal and only converted four. I was a little bit disappointed because our performance was not a reflection of the players potential. We are still pleased with the three points and now we’ll be looking ahead to finishing the group with two more wins,” he added.

The TT Under-17s will next play British Virgin Islands at 5.30 pm today and close off their group assignment on Wednesday against hosts St Kitts/ Nevis.

TT are vying for a place in the CFU Final round in Puerto Rico from November 13-19.

Hosts Puerto Rico gets automatic qualification and will be joined by the winners from each of the three first round groups as well as the best runners- up in the four team groups, the second best runners-up in the four group teams and best runners-up in the three team groups.

Four teams will enter the knockout stage of the semi-finals and the two finalists will join hosts Grenada to compete in the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship.

Three CONCACAF teams will qualify for the 2016 FIFA Under- 17 Women’s World Cup in September next year in Jordan.

Under-17 women win CFU qualifying opener
T&T Express Reports.


Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 Women’s team made a winning start to their Caribbean Under-17 qualifying series with a 4-0 victory over Dominica at the Elquemedo Willett Park in St Kitts/Nevis on Saturday.

T&T had to put up with a fight from their opponents as both teams were locked 0-0 at half time. But Kaydeen Jack would eventually put T&T ahead in the 66th minute.

The opening goal spurred on T&T and three more goals would follow in quick succession. Raenah Campbell doubled T&T’s advantage in the 68th before Nia Honore put T&T 3-0 up in the 72nd and Ranae Ward completed the scoring in the 88th minute.

Head coach for T&T Rajesh Latchoo, though pleased with the opening win, said he didn’t feel his team played to its full potential.

Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on August 24, 2015, 01:11:50 PM

God win young women. Stay focused and motivated because the journey is long from over
Title: T&T U-17 Women defeat BVI 8-0
Post by: Tallman on August 25, 2015, 08:14:44 PM
T&T U-17 Women defeat BVI 8-0
By Shaun Fuentes (TTFA)


Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 Women’s team completed another convincing victory at the Caribbean Football Union preliminary qualifiers with an 8-0 thumping of British Virgin Islands at the Elquemedo Willett Park in St Kitts/Nevis this morning.

The game was rescheduled from the previous evening due to the Tropical Storm watch.

Nia Honore led the way for T&T with a hattrick, scoring her goals in the 29th, 47th and 65th minutes. Kaydeen Jack notched a double in the 19th and 67th minutes while Ranae Ward (44th), Laurelle Theodore (88th) and captain Kelsey Henry (91st) grabbed a goal each to complete the onslaught.

The win left T&T atop the four-team table with six points from two games, ahead of hosts St Kitts/Nevis (3 points) which faces Dominica on Tuesday evening.

“It’s a good feeling to come out on top in the manner we did today,” head coach Rajesh Latchoo told TTFA Media. “Overall I was pleased with the effort. Our finishing was much better today than the previous game against Dominica. We will be looking to finish with a third win tomorrow and top the group in the process,” he added

T&T’s closing group phase game against St Kitts/Nevis remains on schedule for 8pm on Wednesday. The Latchoo coached-team have virtually secured their place in the CFU Final round in Puerto Rico in November. T&T are vying for qualification for the 2016 FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Tallman on August 27, 2015, 06:44:35 PM
T&T Women’s U-17 team to stay extra days in St Kitts due to Tropical Storm warning
By Shaun Fuentes (TTFA)


Having secured their berth in the Caribbean Football Union Women’s Under 17 Finals, this country’s National Under 17 Women’s team will have an extended stay in St Kitts/Nevis due to delays caused by a Tropical Storm Warning.

T&T completed a 4-0 victory over the hosts on the island of Nevis on Wednesday night. Following the match, the team was able to arrive in St Kitts via ferry transportation from Nevis and is now based at the Bird Rock Beach Hotel. Currently the RL Bradshaw International Airport is closed until further notice.

This therefore means that the team, comprising of 19 players and six staff members has had to extend its stay at the Bird Rock Beach Hotel. TTFA National Teams operations manager William Wallace has confirmed that with assistance from the Sportt Company of Trinidad and Tobago, all additional expenses for accommodation and meals for the extended days will be taken care of to ensure all members of the T&T contingent are lodged at the hotel.

“We are on top of the situation and at this time, just after 4pm, communication between the FA and the hotel along with Sportt has taken place. The Sportt Company has committed to making the payments and have already requested the wire transfer information from the hotel to ensure the team is accommodated for the extra days,” Wallace stated.

“We have been informed that the CFU will not take care of the additional days and therefore, it is now the responsibility of the member association to ensure its national team is accommodated.”

Team manager Lyndelle Hoyte-Sanchez said the contingent was safe and in good spirits.

“We are safe and being taken good care of by the hotel manager and staff. We wish to thank the FA and the Sportt Company for its assistance in the matter. At this time, our team staff is also ensuring that the players are in good spirits. Our main objective was to come here and do well in the tournament and we have done this. Our focus now will be the CFU Finals in Puerto Rico. Once the airport reopens and we can get on the next available flight, then we should be out of St Kitts by this weekend,” Hoyte Sanchez told TTFA Media.

This is second Tropical storm warning for St Kitts/Nevis within a week after the “Danny” forced a delay in T&T’s second match against British Virgin Islands which T&T won 8-0 on Tuesday morning. The Rajesh Latchoo-coached team completed wins in its three games to top the group with nine points. The CFU Finals will take place in Puerto Rico in November leading up to the CONCACAF Finals and the 2016 FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 28, 2015, 05:40:55 AM
U-17 women Soca Warriors blank St Kitts/Nevis 4–0.
T&T Guardian Reports.


T&T advances without conceding a goal

T&T Under-17 women’s Soca Warriors recorded yet another shut-out victory, 4–0 over host St Kitts/Nevis to top their Caribbean Football Union Group Three World Cup preliminary round qualifiers at the Elquemedo T Willet Park, Charlestown, St Kitts, on Wednesday night.

The win for the Rajesh Latchoo-coached T&T young women, followed previous convincing victories over Dominica (4–0) and British Virgin Islands (8–0) to end with maximum nine points, three more than host St Kitts/Nevis which defeated BVI (3–1) and Dominica (1–0) in their other matches.

However, due to the passage of a Tropical Storm, the T&T squad and technical staff which was due to return home yesterday but will not do so until Saturday after St Kitts airport was ordered closed.

Speaking yesterday, Sheldon Phillips, general secretary of the T&T Football Federation confirmed that the team will not returning home until Saturday, and added that everything was in place to make their extended stay away from home a comfortable one.

Phillips added: “The Caribbean Football Union sent out some information to all the federations involved in which they explained what was happening, and on our end we had discussions with and approached the Sports Company of T&T and Ministry of Sports, for the necessary finances to deal with the team’s unplanned extended stay in St Kitts/Nevis.

“We have been in contact with coach Latchoo and the team, and all is positive within the camp as be expected after having topped their qualifying group.”

T&T and St Kitts/Nevis now join Group One winner Cuba, and runner-up Dominican Republic; Group Two winner, Haiti; Jamaica, and Barbados, the winner and runner-up of Group Four and host Puerto Rico in the CFU eight-team final round. In Group One, Cuba gained nine points from three games, Dominican Republic earned six after winning two games, Cayman Islands got three points from winning one game and the Bahamas failed to earn a point by losing all three games.

Group Two was won by Haiti who won both of their games and gained six points, Bermuda won one game and got three points while Curacao ended up with no point at all. Jamaica gained maximum nine points from three games in Group Four followed by Barbados with six points. Suriname gained three points while St Lucia never made it on the score sheet.

The eight teams will be separated into two groups of four at the end of which the top two from each will advance to the CFU semifinals after which the two finalists will join hosts Grenada to compete in the 2016 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship. Three Concacaf teams will qualify for the 2016 Fifa Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan next year September.

T&T UNDER-17 WOMEN’S ROSTER

Goalkeeper: Malaika Dedier, Klil Keshwar, Ayanna Arneaud (Canada)

Defenders: Shalisha King, Natisha John, Raynicia Charles, Tsaianne Fernandez, Sheneika Paul, Brittney Williams

Midfielder: Nia Honore, Kelsey Henry, Ranae Ward, Arianna Campbell (Canada), Alexis Fortune (Canada)

Forwards: Raenah Campbell (USA), Laurelle Theodore, Kedie Johnson, Salina Isaac, Kaydeen Jack

CFU Under-17 Women Group Three results:
Venue: Elquemedo Tino Willet Park, St Kitts & Nevis

Saturday August 22:

T&T 4 vs Dominica 0
St Kitts & Nevis 3 vs British Virgin Islands 1

Tuesday August 25:

T&T 8 vs British Virgins Islands 0 
St Kitts & Nevis 1 vs Dominica 0

Wednesday August 26:

Dominica 2 vs British Virgin Islands 1
T&T 4 vs St Kitts/Nevis 0

Final CFU Under-17 Women’s Group Three:

Teams    P    W    D    L    F    A    Pts
T&T    3    3    0    0    16    0    9
St Kitts/Nevis    3    1    0    1    4    5    6
Dominica    3    1    0    2    2    6    3
BVI    3    0    0    3    2    13    0

Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 28, 2015, 06:09:02 AM
Stranded in St Kitts
By STEPHON NICHOLAS (NEWSDAY).


A Tropical Storm Warning yesterday left the Trinidad and Tobago Under-17 women in St Kitts in distress after all flights were cancelled.

The TT Under- 17s, fresh off their CFU 1st round qualifiers where they reeled off three convincing victories including a 4-0 drubbing of their hosts on Wednesday, were expected to return home yesterday. But with flights grounded because of the Tropical Storm Warning, the national team were forced to bunker down in St Kitts.

This caused tremendous concern to team members though as the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) revealed they would not be able to foot the bill for the extra days the team had to stay.

And with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) scrambling to source funds for their extended stay, yesterday proved somewhat of a nightmare for members of the team.

A local television broadcast last night quoted the brother of one of the TT footballers as saying some players went without food for most of the day as their hotel ceased all services to them past their check-out time.

Sheldon Phillips, General Secretary of the TT FA, expounded on the situation.

“All the teams’ flights were cancelled but there was actually some concern that they would be stuck in Nevis but they were able to get over despite the ferry shutting down service. They are set to leave on Saturday.

“They are staying at a hotel in St Kitts and we are working out something right now. CFU had indicated they weren’t in a position to take care of the extra day so we’re going to have to foot the bill or find a backer to foot the bill. That’s not going to be an issue, it looks like we’re going to secure that,” he said.

He stressed though that the players are comfortable and “as happy as you can imagine them to be after such a dominating performance, scoring 16 goals and didn’t have a goal scored against them. Everyone is comfortable and safe and in good spirits.”

Asked to divulge who the TTFA has approached to assist in the expenses, Phillips revealed: “We’re speaking with the (Sport) Ministry and (it’s set) they’ll be well taken care of. I want to acknowledge the Sport Ministry and the Sport Company for coming in and helping us in this situation.” Minister of Sport Brent Sancho though was not flattered by the compliment paid to his Ministry and the Sport Company who stepped in to provide accommodation and meals for the athletes at the Bird Rock Hotel in St Kitts.

“That’s not good enough for me. I am mortified to know our young women were stranded in St Kitts with the hotel about to kick them out,” he told Newsday yesterday.

The Sports Minister continued, “Why are they operating? What is their existence? What have they done with the money they got from the Gold Cup? We paid travel, accommodation, players, coaching staff. What have they done?” TT U-17 Team manager Lyndelle Hoyte Sanchez, in a TTFA media release said the contingent was safe and in good spirits.

“We are safe and being taken good care of by the hotel manager and staff. We wish to thank the FA and the Sport Company for its assistance in the matter. At this time, our team staff is also ensuring that the players are in good spirits. We are just experiencing some of the after effects like wind and rainfall but nothing too serious.”

Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Football supporter on August 28, 2015, 06:30:42 AM
What I don't understand is that this competition is under the CFU remit. They should have provided insurance against situations like this - especially in the Caribbean at this time of year.
There is no way that the girls should have been forced out.
In fact, I find that the hotel acted very uncharitably. This is an emergency situation. Even the local Minister of Sport or Govt could have resolved this matter. They are the hosts after all.
I know damn well that Sancho would not have let a group of teenage girls from another country get evicted from a hotel in T&T in these circumstances.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on August 28, 2015, 06:56:07 AM
What I don't understand is that this competition is under the CFU remit. They should have provided insurance against situations like this - especially in the Caribbean at this time of year.
There is no way that the girls should have been forced out.
In fact, I find that the hotel acted very uncharitably. This is an emergency situation. Even the local Minister of Sport or Govt could have resolved this matter. They are the hosts after all.
I know damn well that Sancho would not have let a group of teenage girls from another country get evicted from a hotel in T&T in these circumstances.

The entire CFU and to an extent Concacaf needs fixing.

I hope if Nakhid don't win in FIFA he strongly consider running for either.

Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Rastaman on August 28, 2015, 06:59:35 PM
Stranded in St Kitts
By STEPHON NICHOLAS (NEWSDAY).


A Tropical Storm Warning yesterday left the Trinidad and Tobago Under-17 women in St Kitts in distress after all flights were cancelled.

The TT Under- 17s, fresh off their CFU 1st round qualifiers where they reeled off three convincing victories including a 4-0 drubbing of their hosts on Wednesday, were expected to return home yesterday. But with flights grounded because of the Tropical Storm Warning, the national team were forced to bunker down in St Kitts.

This caused tremendous concern to team members though as the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) revealed they would not be able to foot the bill for the extra days the team had to stay.

And with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) scrambling to source funds for their extended stay, yesterday proved somewhat of a nightmare for members of the team.

A local television broadcast last night quoted the brother of one of the TT footballers as saying some players went without food for most of the day as their hotel ceased all services to them past their check-out time.

Sheldon Phillips, General Secretary of the TT FA, expounded on the situation.

“All the teams’ flights were cancelled but there was actually some concern that they would be stuck in Nevis but they were able to get over despite the ferry shutting down service. They are set to leave on Saturday.

“They are staying at a hotel in St Kitts and we are working out something right now. CFU had indicated they weren’t in a position to take care of the extra day so we’re going to have to foot the bill or find a backer to foot the bill. That’s not going to be an issue, it looks like we’re going to secure that,” he said.

He stressed though that the players are comfortable and “as happy as you can imagine them to be after such a dominating performance, scoring 16 goals and didn’t have a goal scored against them. Everyone is comfortable and safe and in good spirits.”

Asked to divulge who the TTFA has approached to assist in the expenses, Phillips revealed: “We’re speaking with the (Sport) Ministry and (it’s set) they’ll be well taken care of. I want to acknowledge the Sport Ministry and the Sport Company for coming in and helping us in this situation.” Minister of Sport Brent Sancho though was not flattered by the compliment paid to his Ministry and the Sport Company who stepped in to provide accommodation and meals for the athletes at the Bird Rock Hotel in St Kitts.

“That’s not good enough for me. I am mortified to know our young women were stranded in St Kitts with the hotel about to kick them out,” he told Newsday yesterday.

The Sports Minister continued, “Why are they operating? What is their existence? What have they done with the money they got from the Gold Cup? We paid travel, accommodation, players, coaching staff. What have they done?”
TT U-17 Team manager Lyndelle Hoyte Sanchez, in a TTFA media release said the contingent was safe and in good spirits.

“We are safe and being taken good care of by the hotel manager and staff. We wish to thank the FA and the Sport Company for its assistance in the matter. At this time, our team staff is also ensuring that the players are in good spirits. We are just experiencing some of the after effects like wind and rainfall but nothing too serious.”


I am really not happy with this response from out Sports Minister. This was an emergency situation that no one could have for scene.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on September 03, 2015, 02:01:11 AM
Latchoo pleased with U-17s showing.
T&T Guardian Reports.


…to refocus for next phase

T&T Under-17 women Soca Warriors Rajesh Latchoo says he was very pleased with his team’s performance during their Caribbean Football Union Group Three preliminary qualifiers in St Kitts/Nevis which ended last Wednesday.

Playing in the four-team round-robin tournament, the T&T young women trounced St Kitts/Nevis 4-0, Dominica 4-0 and British Virgin Islands 8-1 to end with maximum nine points at the Elquemedo T Willet Park, Charlestown, Nevis.

However, following their 4-0 victory over St Kitts/Nevis on Wednesday, the T&T contingent was forced to remain in St Kitts for a couple additional nights due to the Tropical Storm Erika warning.

The players and staff members departed St Kitts in two batches on Saturday and Sunday.

And following his return home on Sunday, Latchoo said he was pleased with the showing of the team in their opening group phase.

A former coach at Joe Public, Latchoo said, “I was quite pleased with the way the players handled everything, They adapted well to the conditions and despite some of the challenges with the weather and the delay in matches, they kept it together and really demonstrated that they were the best team in the group.”

“Nia Honore had a fabulous tournament and has a very bright future. The captain Kelsey Henry was solid as usual and deserved her goal.

"Laurel Theodore played her role well as our impact player in the final game, coming on and getting many strikes on goal. Arianna Campbell was most effective in midfield during first half. Our back four and goalkeepers were consistent, they completed our objective on keeping a clean sheet. And I couldn’t have asked for more, " added Latchoo

Latchoo also paid tribute to the work of the technical staff saying: “The support staff has been tremendous in making the girls comfortable off the field. We thank God for keeping us safe during the first storm, Danny, and then being able to come through the second one (Erika) without any problems.”

“Now we’ll settle down again and start to refocus on the next phase which is crucial as we need to remain consistent and take this all the way into the Concacaf finals and then the World Cup in Jordan next year,” he stated.

In the CFU eight-team final round qualifiers, T&T will come up against Haiti, Dominican Republic and Barbados in Group B round-robin play while Cuba, Bermuda, hosts Puerto Rico and Jamaica will compete in Group A from November 13-18 in San Juan.

At the end of the group stages, the top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals from which the finalist will join host Grenada as qualifiers to the 2016 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship from which three Concacaf teams will qualify for the Fifa Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

During the other preliminary groups, Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica topped their respective Groups One, Two and Four, in the same order, in the preliminary round group stage which ran from July 15 to 19 in three countries.

In Group One, Cuba garnered nine points from three games beating Dominican Republic (2-0), Cayman Islands (6-0) and Bahamas (5-1) while Dominican Republic was second after topping Bahamas 2-0 and Cayman Islands 3-2 in their other matches.

Haiti topped Group Two by winning both games and gaining six points, over Curacao (7-1) and Bermuda (4-0) while the latter was second after a 6-1 defeat of Curacao.

And Jamaica racked up maximum nine points from three games in Group Four thanks to victories, against Barbados (2-1), St Lucia (14-0) and Suriname (1-0). The Bajans advanced as group runner-up with wins over Suriname (2-1) and St Lucia (3-0).

CFU Under-17 Women Final Round, Puerto Rico
November 13-18, 2015:

Group A: Cuba, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Jamaica

Group B: T&T, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Barbados

Fixtures:

Group A:

November 13: Cuba vs Bermuda; Puerto Rico vs Jamaica

November 15: Jamaica vs Bermuda; Puerto Rico vs Cuba

November 17: Cuba vs Jamaica; Puerto Rico vs Bermuda

Group B:

November 14: T&T vs Dominican Republic; Haiti vs Barbados

November 16: Dominican Republic vs Haiti; T&T vs Barbados

November 18: Barbados vs Dominican Republic; Haiti vs T&T

Semifinals:

November 20:

Winner Group A vs Runner-up Group B

Winner Group B vs Runner-up Group A

Third place & Final: November 22

Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 29, 2015, 02:06:02 AM
Women’s team waiting on documentation for CFU Finals
By Sean Taylor (Express).


Visas put U-17s on hold

Visa problems have hit the Trinidad and Tobago's Women's Under-17 team ahead of the Caribbean Football Union Final Round qualifiers for next year's 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

At the moment, the team is still waiting for the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) to arrange visas for the players, as well as return tickets for the 25 players and coaching staff, who are carded to travel to Puerto Rico to face the Dominican Republic, Barbados and Haiti in the CFU Final Round from November 12.

Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: dreamer on October 29, 2015, 06:49:31 AM
Please TT effin A , save us this stress nah.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on October 31, 2015, 05:00:53 AM
T&T Women’s U-17 in the clear as TTFA acquire visas.
By Sean Taylor (Express).


The issues surrounding the acquisition of travelling documents for the Trinidad and Tobago women’s Under-17 football team preparing to head to Puerto Rico next month were settled on Thursday as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFA) was able to secure funding for the visas and passports for the team members.

According to Tim Kee, the TTFA was able to finalise all expenses regarding the upcoming trip to Puerto Rico for the U-17 team.

“The U-17 Team has been taken care of,” he said. “We have found all $23,000 that it has cost us to acquire the visas for the players, as well as passports, as well as over $200,000 to take care of the other expenses that would have incurred naturally when you have a tournament as this.”

The TTFA president had made a plea of help to the parents of the U-17 charges involved in the national set up.

Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Deeks on October 31, 2015, 11:59:46 PM
Just the mere mention of visa and money have me uneasy. We been thru this before with disaster effects on the u23 Olympic team. And we hearing about this again. Please! TTFA. Spare us the drama.
Title: Trinidad and Tobago U-17 Women defeat the Dominican Republic
Post by: Tallman on November 16, 2015, 03:45:33 PM
Trinidad and Tobago U-17 Women defeat the Dominican Republic
cfufootball.org


Group B in The Caribbean Football Union's Under 17 Finals kicked off as Trinidad & Tobago defeated Dominican Republic 4 -1, while Haiti defeated Barbados 13 - 0.

Trinidad & Tobago began the days play with a 4 - 1 defeat of the Dominican Republic. Carmen Cambiazo opened the scoring in the 2nd minute taking an early lead. Trinidad would equalize through Ranae Ward in the 34th minute. Trinidad would then take the lead in the 43 rd minute as Laurelle Theordore added her teams second of the match. Ward would make it 3 goals to nil at the end of the first half scoring on the 45th minute of play.

The fourth and final goal of the match was scored by Asha James in the 61st minute as the match would end 4 -1 in Trinidad and Tobago's Favour.

The second match of the evening saw Haiti score 13 pass Barbados. Nerilia Mondersir started the scoring early in the 2nd minute play, followed by strikes in the 43rd and 68th minutes play. Nelourde Nicolas would also add to the score line in the 32nd minute. Melissa Dacious also scored in the 42nd and 45th minutes respectively. Lovelie Pierre in the 55th and 74th followed by strikes from Roseline Elloisaint 85th and 88th minute, while Mikerline St. Felix grabbed goals in the 67th and 90th minute.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Deeks on November 16, 2015, 05:34:58 PM
Our women team tend to make it a habit of being one down from early o'clock.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 16, 2015, 08:06:19 PM
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Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Adam Lake on November 16, 2015, 08:33:00 PM
Great Result Ladies.... Keep pressing on!  :wavetowel:
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 18, 2015, 06:58:44 PM
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Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on November 18, 2015, 07:44:09 PM

^^ Huh is dat scoreline for real? Haiti 4-0 T&T?  I need to see how them goals were scored
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on November 18, 2015, 09:51:05 PM

^^ Huh is dat scoreline for real? Haiti 4-0 T&T? I need to see how them goals were scored

Likely one at a time.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 19, 2015, 02:54:45 AM
T&T Under-17 Women whip Bajans 7-1.
T&T Guardian Reports.


T&T Under-17 Women Soca Warriors clinched a semifinal spot at the Caribbean Football Union Under-17 Women’s Championship when they whipped Barbados 7-1 at the Estadio Juan Roman Loubriel, San Juan, Puerto Rico on Monday night.

Coming off a 4-1 win in their opener against Dominican Republic on Saturday, the Rajesh Latchoo-coach T&T young women improved to a maximum six points from two matches in Group B, the same as Haiti.

However, the Haitians who followed up their 13-0 mauling of Barbados with a 3-0 shut-out of Dominican Republic in Monday’s second match lead on goal-difference from T&T ahead of their top-of-the-table last night, with both teams already assured of a spot in Friday’s semifinal.

On Tuesday, in Group A, Jamaica claimed top spot with a 2-1 top-of-the-table win over Cuba to end with seven points, one more than its rival.

And in the other match, host Puerto Rico blanked Bermuda 2-0.

Two days earlier, Sunday in Group A, Jamaica defeat Bermuda 5 -1 for its first and Cuba edged Puerto Rico, 2-1.

At the end of the tournament, the top two CFU teams will qualify for the Under-17 Concacaf Women’s Finals to be held in St George’s, Grenada, March 3-13, 2016.

Results (Group A:)

Team P W D L F A Pts
Jamaica 3 2 1 0 9 4 7
Cuba 3 2 0 1 4 3 6
Puerto Rico 3 1 1 1 5 4 4
Bermuda 3 0 0 3 1 8 0

Group B:

Team P W D L F A Pts
Haiti 2 2 0 0 16 0 6
T&T 2 2 0 0 11 2 6
Dom Rep 2 0 0 2 1 7 0
Barbados 2 0 0 2 1 20 0

Remaining CFU Under-17 fixtures:

Tomorrow:

Semifinals:

Jamaica (winner A) vs T&T/Haiti (runner-up B), 4.30pm

T&T/Hait (winner B) vs Cuba (runner-up A), 7pm

Sunday:

Third place, 4.30pm

Final, 7.30pm.

Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: truehaitian on November 19, 2015, 10:17:06 AM

^^ Huh is dat scoreline for real? Haiti 4-0 T&T?  I need to see how them goals were scored

Goals video highlight. This was how it went down.
https://www.facebook.com/HaitiFutbol/videos/917330315010229/?fref=nf
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 20, 2015, 03:39:26 PM
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Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 20, 2015, 05:46:30 PM
Trinidad and Tobago U-17 Women are denied a place at the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship after losing 1-0 to Jamaica on an 85th minute header by Marlee Fray.

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Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Sando prince on November 21, 2015, 03:48:27 PM


I see that our U-17 girls failed to progress out of the Caribbean and make it to the Concacaf round.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Tallman on November 22, 2015, 11:38:47 PM
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Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on November 23, 2015, 05:51:46 AM
U-17 Women clinch third place.
By Shaun Fuentes (TTFA).


Trinidad and Tobago Under 17 Women’s Team clinched third place in the Caribbean Football Union Championship with a 3-0 victory over Cuba on Sunday in Puerto Rico.

Following their 1-0 defeat to Jamaica in the semi-finals on Friday, the T&T girls lifted themselves to finish on top in their final encounter of the series.

T&T got goals from Laurelle Theodore in the 25th minute and 76th minutes and Shenieka Paul in the 69th.

The win was however not enough to secure a place in the CONCACAF Finals in Grenada next March as only the two finalists Jamaica and Haiti progressed along with hosts Grenada as the Caribbean’s three representatives in the 8-team tournament.

T&T lost to Jamaica 1-0 on Friday after conceding an 83rd minute goal.

The team will return to Port of Spain on Monday evening.

Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 03, 2016, 06:03:05 PM
Today marks day 1 of the CONCACAF tourney. Canada defeated Guatemala 3-0 and Haiti has started off in a rampaging mood versus hosts Grenada. Match in progress. When last I had a look, it was 2-0.

Very interesting story doh ... Grenada has a 10 year old in their squad. Not sure if she is seeing action in this match doh. Will post a highlight reel for a glimpse of her. Talented and foreign-based.

EDIT: 4-0 now. First half.

6-0 with less than 35' on the clock.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 03, 2016, 06:25:42 PM
Mercy! 9-0.

Edit: Record for the most goals scored in the first half at this tournament.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: gawd on pitch on March 03, 2016, 06:43:34 PM
Today marks day 1 of the CONCACAF tourney. Canada defeated Guatemala 3-0 and Haiti has started off in a rampaging mood versus hosts Grenada. Match in progress. When last I had a look, it was 2-0.

Very interesting story doh ... Grenada has a 10 year old in their squad. Not sure if she is seeing action in this match doh. Will post a highlight reel for a glimpse of her. Talented and foreign-based.

EDIT: 4-0 now. First half.

6-0 with less than 35' on the clock.

I wonder if Concacaf have a minimum age requirement for the under 17?

I seen some 10 year old girls play and I also seen 17 year old girls play.. the level of play cannot be compared. That 10 year old must be a boss on the field.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 03, 2016, 07:27:16 PM
Haiti have equalled the record for the number of goals scored in a game at this tournament historically. Match still in progress. 13-0.

EDIT: 13-0. Final score.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 03, 2016, 07:29:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/VLqcyuo3eRo

Meet Melania Fullerton, the 10 year old.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: FF on March 03, 2016, 09:44:06 PM
I think 10 too young for that level of competition. She still learning how to play.

Also the father need to take a page out of the mother book
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 04, 2016, 12:54:58 AM
I think 10 too young for that level of competition. She still learning how to play.

Also the father need to take a page out of the mother book

She started AND played the whole game. Imagine that.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 04, 2016, 08:23:31 AM
South American qualifying is also in progress. For aanyone interested, the link is: http://telearagua.com/en-vivo/

Uruguay and Bolivia are at half time.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 04, 2016, 03:25:05 PM
The US is routing Jamaica 8-1 with the match in progress. Frankie Tagliaferri seems to be scoring every few minutes since the second half began. Jamaica will soon be put out of their torture as we are almost in injury time.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 04, 2016, 10:14:53 PM
The US is routing Jamaica 8-1 with the match in progress. Frankie Tagliaferri seems to be scoring every few minutes since the second half began. Jamaica will soon be put out of their torture as we are almost in injury time.

She subbed in at 70'. Scored 4 goals in 16 minutes. Suoerb.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: Flex on March 09, 2016, 03:58:31 AM
Historic win gives Haiti Group A crown at CU17W
CONCACAF


ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Haiti overcame a one-goal deficit, scoring twice in the final nine minutes, to earn a 2-1 victory over Canada and clinch first place in Group A of the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship at the Grenada Athletics Stadium on Monday.

All the goals were scored in the second half of a battle between two sides that previously secured semifinal places. On her 17th birthday, Sarah Stratigakis gave Canada a short lived 1-0 lead. Mikerline Saint Felix equalized and then Shelsie Melissa Dacius converted a penalty kick in the 84th minute to give the Caribbean runner-up a historic win

Haiti (3W-0D-0L, 9 points) will meet the Group B runner-up for a spot in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Friday's semifinals, while Canada (2-0-1, 6) will face the group winner.

Stratigakis, the Golden Ball winner at the 2014 CONCACAF Girls' Under-15 Championship, put home Jordyn Huitema's right-wing cross with a sliding point-blank shot past goalkeeper Kerly Theus in the 77th minute.

Four minutes later, Saint Felix scored her third goal of the tournament.   After Melchie Daelle ‘Coventina’ Dumonay delivered a free kick from the right edge of the box, near the goal line, Nerilia Mondesir powered a shot that goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx punched towards Saint Felix.  As she fell inside the six-yard box, the substitute connected with her left foot into the back of the net.

Dacius, who had a brace in the 13-0 win over Grenada, whipped her penalty into the lower left corner past Proulx for the game-winner after Kennedy Faulknor fouled Nerilia Mondesir in the area.

The Haitians had two opportunities to score in the opening half. Proulx came well out of the penalty area in the 15th minute for a clearance only to miskick the ball straight into the sky. As she scrambled back into box, Dumonay launched a shot that Proulx managed to save with a dive.

In the 27th minute, the Haitians were awarded a free kick as Proulx stepped over the line while throwing the ball to a teammate at the edge of the penalty box. Mondesir nearly made the goalkeeper pay dearly as she rocketed a shot over the defensive wall and off the left post.

The Canadians also hit the woodwork in the 43rd minute, when Stratigakis' attempt skimmed off the top of the crossbar.

Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 13, 2016, 01:54:17 PM
Haiti and Canada are battling it out for a WC spot in the 3rd place match. The US will play Mexico tonight for regional supremacy in the category. Both are assured of a WC berth.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 13, 2016, 04:25:47 PM
Canada 4 Haiti 2. Canada has qualified for Jordan 2017.

Haiti's Mondesir scored 7 goals to achieve the most goals scored in the tourney.

In the final, at ~30' ...the match remains goalless.

EDIT: 1-0 USA @ 45'.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 13, 2016, 05:21:54 PM
Baller!

http://abc11.com/sports/jordan-high-school-soccer-star-chases-world-cup-dreams/796683/

Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on March 13, 2016, 06:20:15 PM
FINAL: US 2 Mexico 1.
Title: Re: 2016 CFU U-17 Women World Cup Thread.
Post by: asylumseeker on September 30, 2016, 09:01:55 AM
U17 WWC kicked off today. In the opening match, Venezuela suffered a 2-1 defeat to Germany. Both nations have made tremendous contributions in this age group, with Venezuela being the dominant South American participant in recent cycles.

In Match #2, Mexico is running New Zealand 2-0 at half time.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: kounty on March 23, 2017, 09:21:18 AM
The dates for the latest match so hard to remember and didn't think it fit under the Carolina Morace thread.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Sando on March 23, 2017, 09:34:22 AM
http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=22620.msg970098#msg970098

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on July 02, 2017, 06:39:13 AM
U-17 Women’s Team prepares for Start of World Cup Qualifiers in August.
TTFA Media.


With Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men’s team in the midst of World Cup qualifying business, another national team, this time the Women’s Under 17 team are deep into preparations for the start of the qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup which will be played in Uruguay.

T&T will host Group A of the Caribbean leg of the Concacaf championship as they face US Virgin Islands, Curacao and Grenada from August 23-27.  Haiti will host the final Caribbean round.

The winners of each of the five preliminary groups will advance to the final round to join Haiti, where they will be divided into two groups of three teams each, with the top three teams qualifying for the final Concacaf tournament as the CFU representatives.

Currently a T&T squad comprising of 25 players is being overseen by English-born women’s coach Joanne Daniel. The T&T team is also currently participating in the TTFA Women’s League Football (TTWoLF).

“Preparation is going well at the moment, We are working very hard, currently playing in the Wolf League and overall I would say things are progressing nicely although there is always room for improvement,” Daniel told TTFA Media on Saturday.

“Overall I think the players are progressing well. We have a larger squad of 25 at this time which is a bit high at this stage so close to the tournament but at the same time we want to give the players the best opportunity and then end up with the best squad for the competition.”

The T&T Under 17s lost 3-0 to Real Dimension on Saturday, giving a good account against a team that includes some six Senior national team players on its roster.

“We lost 3-0 against a team that is made up of a number of senior national team players, former and present, so for our team of players that are  14,16 or 17 to play and lose 3-0 isn’t bad and I thought there were a lot of positives to take from the match,” Daniel said.

“This team came together in March after being together for six weeks last year so it’s not a huge amount of time to get ready. We are trying to get a lot accomplished in a little amount of time to get them ready. We play in the qualifiers in August and then the next round is in October .

“In the league so far we played teams that finished in the top three last year in our first two games, we lost 2-0 and 3-0 in good matches so I am happy with how we are progressing but still there is work to do.

“I am confident we can do very well in the first rounds. We have very good attacking players, our defensive play and defensive structure I think needs more work and that is what we are focusing on. We have to win the first rounds yes but at the same time we have to be preparing to play the likes of Haiti and Jamaica,” added Daniel who has lived in T&T for the past nine years.

“Our goal naturally is to get to the Concacaf stage and give it our best shot to qualify for the World Cup.”

The team trains Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and play in the League on Saturdays.

The Under 17 staff is currently Daniel (Coach), Ricarda Nelson (Manager), Glennon Foncette (Goalkeeper Coach) and Natalie Harper (Equipment manager).

A total of 16 teams will play at the World Cup in December 2018 in Uruguay. Fifteen teams will qualify from six separate continental competitions including three from Concacaf.

(http://ttfootball.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/womenu172017.jpg)
Members of the T&T Under 17 Women’s Team at the opening of the Women’s League 2017.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on August 14, 2017, 03:27:51 PM
U-17 Women prepare for Start of Concacaf Caribbean qualifiers.
TTFA Media.


Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 Women’s Team are counting down to the start of the World Cup qualifying quest as they look ahead to the CONCACAF Caribbean U17 preliminary phase which takes place at the Ato Boldon Stadium from August 23-27th.

The squad is currently training up to four days per week under head coach Jamaal Shabazz. T&T will face US Virgin Islands in their opening Group A match on August 23rd at 7:30pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium. They then take on Curacao on August 25th at 7:30pm and close off the group phase against Grenada at 7:30pm on August 27th, also at the Ato Boldon Stadium, the home of football.

The other Caribbean groups are Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Anguilla and Bahamas w in Group B; Guyana, Barbados and Cuba are in Group D, while St. Vincent & The Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis and Jamaica are in Group E.

“”It’s been a very interesting three weeks with these youngsters since I took over the preparations,” Shabazz told TTFA Media.

“From dealing with senior men’s team at the beginning of the year to now working with the Under 17 Girls is a most humbling and rewarding lesson in my career as a coach. ”

Shabazz commented on the shape of the team at the moment, saying they were in a good state ahead of the upcoming matches.

“I am happy with the way that the players and staff responded to my entry into the program. We were slaughtered a year ago at Concacaf U-15 as then they were a bunch of beginners entering the world of football for the first time. One year later we shall approach this CFU Qualifiers with courage and confidence,” he added.

Shabazz said it was evident that the preparations undergone by the team over the past few months prior to his appointment, has had a positive effect on its outlook and he was anticipating that the current preparations will aid in pushing them past the upcoming preliminary stage.

T&T are vying for one of eight places at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship which will be the 6th edition of the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by CONCACAF for the women’s under-17 national teams of the confederation. The top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay as the CONCACAF representatives.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on August 15, 2017, 07:22:06 AM
Shabazz confident in TT U-17 women team ahead of qualifiers
Newsday


TRINIDAD AND Tobago Under-17 women football team are counting down to the start of the World Cup qualifying quest as they look ahead to the CONCACAF Caribbean U17 preliminary phase which takes place at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from August 23-27.

The squad is currently training up to four days per week under coach Jamaal Shabazz.

TT will face US Virgin Islands in their opening Group A match on August 23, then take on Curacao on August 25 and close off the group phase against Grenada on August 27.

All TT matches will kick off at 7.30 pm.

Other teams involved are Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Anguilla and Bahamas in Group B; Guyana, Barbados and Cuba in Group D; St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis and Jamaica in Group E.

“It’s been a very interesting three weeks with these youngsters since I took over the preparations,” Shabazz said.

“From dealing with men’s team at the beginning of the year to now working with the Under-17 girls is a most humbling and rewarding lesson in my career as a coach. ” Shabazz commented on the shape of the team at the moment, saying they were in a good state ahead of the forthcoming matches.

“I am happy with the way that the players and staff responded to my entry into the programme.

We were slaughtered a year ago at CONCACAF U-15 as then they were a bunch of beginners entering the world of football for the first time. One year later we shall approach this CFU Qualifiers with courage and confidence,” he added.

Shabazz said it was evident that the preparations undergone by the team over the past few months prior to his appointment, has had a positive effect on its outlook and he was anticipating that the current preparations will aid in pushing them past the forthcoming preliminary stage.

TT are vying for one of eight places at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship which will be the sixth edition of the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship, the biennial international youth football championship organised by CONCACAF for the women’s under-17 national teams of the confederation.

The top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay as the CONCACAF representatives.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on August 15, 2017, 07:25:12 AM
Comments attributed to Jamaal Shabazz, extracted from the article immediately above:

Quote
We were slaughtered a year ago at CONCACAF U-15 as then they were a bunch of beginners entering the world of football for the first time. One year later we shall approach this CFU Qualifiers with courage and confidence,” he added.

Ditto for the U-15 MNT?
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on August 21, 2017, 03:40:05 AM
U-17 Women ready for opening Caribbean qualifier against USVI.
TTFA Media.


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.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on August 21, 2017, 03:31:51 PM
WATCH Jamaal Shabazz discusses U-17 WNT preparations for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers

https://www.youtube.com/v/x0SIAAxz_7E
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on August 22, 2017, 01:44:34 AM
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

(http://ttfootball.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/WNT-U-17.jpg)
2017 T&T National Women U-17 Players

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Rastaman on August 22, 2017, 09:50:48 AM
Do you think that the boat situation is the reason that the Tobago Girls selected NEVER made it to a single training session ??

Or was it because the TTFA never contacted the players, their parents or coaches to invite them to training ??

Then after the first WOLF game the goalkeeper coach make noise to get the goalkeeper.....by this time she is not registered with them so cannot play with them in the WOLF League. So she goes down to Trinidad to train....but cannot play.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on August 22, 2017, 03:32:26 PM
U-17 Women start W/Cup quest vs US Virgin Islands.
TTFA Media.


This country’s Women’s Under 17 Team will be hoping to make a winning start to their qualifying quest for the 2018 FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay when they take on US Virgin Island in their opening Caribbean qualifier at the Ato Boldon Stadium from 7:30pm on Wednesday.

The game will be the second match of a double header with Grenada meeting Curacao from 5pm. After three days of matches, only the top team will advance to the Caribbean Finals in Haiti.

T&T, under head coach Jamaal Shabazz have been in training for the better part of this year with the former T&T Senior Men’s team assistant coach having just taken over the team last month. He has had some solid sessions with the contingent and is quietly optimistic going into the first match.

“We have prepared well with a few solid sessions and I think the players are all eager and ready for their first qualifying match. They have the experience of playing in a CONCACAF Championship in the past at the Under 15 level but this now is a different environment with a different cause. This is actually World Cup qualifying so they are aware of the importance and the meaning of these matches,” Shabazz told TTFA Media.

“Looking at our opponents, we see that former national player Izler Browne is the coach of US Virgin Islands and I expect they will come here with some kind of preparation and will be no pushovers and we have seen progress in women’s football made both in Grenada and Curacao. Neither of these teams will be run arounds and they will come here intent on causing an upset on the host team. But at the same time we believe in our ability and I expect our players will take each game on its merit and will put out the effort that is required to get us past this first hurdle,” Shabazz added.

The team comprises a few US-based College players including midfielder Sarah De Gannes who is based in Alberta, USA, Kara Trotman, the niece of former national player, deceased Mickey Trotman, who plays for Seattle Reign in Seattle and Annika Daniel of FC Bellevue in Kenmore. Some of the home-based players include 12-year-old midfielder Kayla Baboolal of Biche FC in Biche, Aaliyah Prince of Success Laventille, defender Moines Mejias of Trinity Nationals and goalkeeper Chelsea Ramnauth of Fyzabad Secondary.

Apart from Haiti, which received a bye as hosts of the final round, the remaining 18 countries entered the first round, and were drawn into three groups of four teams and two groups of three teams. The winners of each group advance to the final round to join Haiti, where they are divided into two groups of three teams, with the top three teams qualifying for the final tournament as the CFU representatives.

Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Guyana, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were automatically seeded in Groups A–E respectively as hosts of each first round group, while the remaining 14 teams were seeded based on the results of the previous two editions of the qualifying competition. Three teams from the Caribbean advance to the CONCACAF Final round next year towards the 2018 FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.

Tickets cost $20 (adults) and $10 (children) and will be available at the venue on each matchday.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Tallman on August 23, 2017, 08:28:47 PM
Trinidad and Tobago 13-0 US Virgin Islands
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Deeks on August 23, 2017, 09:11:44 PM
Congrats Ladies. Oh my!
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: maxg on August 24, 2017, 12:50:31 AM
Congrats Ladies. Oh my!
Yeah, but they doh have a player pool, more like a player puddle  :-\ We coulda just play them a tobago 11, and probably still give them 11. Full respect still doh..they ain't fraid to lorse..The good about our team is there are quite a few very young ladies in the mix. 13 and 14..if they stick, would bode well for the future.
https://fcb-escola.fcbarcelona.com/news/news/2016-2017/sarah-de-gannes-called-up-to-trinidad-and-tobago-u17s
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Tallman on August 24, 2017, 06:47:37 AM
WATCH: Post-match comments from Trinidad and Tobago Women U-17 players Kara Trotman (capt.), Aaliyah Prince and Afiyah Cornwall after their 13-0 win over US Virgin Islands
https://www.youtube.com/v/_TMSG-v8NZE

WATCH: Post-match reaction from Trinidad and Tobago Women’s U-17 Head Coach Jamaal Shabazz after a 13-0 victory over US Virgin Islands
https://www.youtube.com/v/d0dsYAZA9z4
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Tallman on August 24, 2017, 10:13:27 AM
WATCH: Highlights of Trinidad and Tobago Women’s U-17’s 13-0 victory over US Virgin Islands

https://www.youtube.com/v/j2WnVSKccLg
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: FF on August 24, 2017, 02:39:31 PM
 :o

That was what you would call a semi opposed training exercise. Token resistance.
I am even wondering how come we didn't score more....
How much prep did VI have? Seemed to be a team slapped together from scratch in a few days.
No. 16 for Virgin Islands was playing as a sweeper keeper? I felt sorry for them.


That said, I like our little no.11 and one or two moments and decisions.
Not much else to be gleaned from the highlights more than some entertainment.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on August 24, 2017, 03:03:20 PM
U-17 Women topple over USVI in opening clash
TTFA Media.


Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 Women’s Team got their qualifying campaign off to a triumphant start with a comfortable 13-0 win over US Virgin Islands at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Wednesday night.

Grenada dumped Curacao 6-2 in their earlier game of the double header

Aaliyah Prince led the scorers with four goals in the 11th, 17th, 28th and 43rd minutes. Afiyah Cornwall grabbed a hattrick with goals in the 49th, 62nd and 78th minutes with team captain Kara Trotman  netting in the 16th and 35th minutes. Other goals were struck by Chrissy Mitchell in the 43rd, Natifah Hackshaw in the 52nd, Maria-Frances Serrant in the 70th and Annika Daniel in the 77th.

Action resumes on Friday with T&T meeting Curacao from 7:30 pm and Grenada taking on USVI from 5pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium.

Highlights - T&T U-17 Women vs US Virgin Islands (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2WnVSKccLg)

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Tallman on August 25, 2017, 08:39:44 PM
Trinidad and Tobago 7-0 Curaçao
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on August 25, 2017, 08:56:35 PM
We eh play no opposition of consequence yet. Tempered celebration.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Tallman on August 26, 2017, 11:57:01 AM
WATCH: Post-match reaction from Trinidad and Tobago Women’s U-17 Head Coach Jamaal Shabazz after a 7-0 victory over Curaçao

https://www.youtube.com/v/ZvNv0o6p2-s
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Tallman on August 26, 2017, 01:30:48 PM
WATCH: Highlights of Trinidad and Tobago Women’s U-17’s 7-0 victory over Curaçao

https://www.youtube.com/v/96MXmb2Sjn0
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Storeboy on August 27, 2017, 05:02:32 AM
We eh play no opposition of consequence yet. Tempered celebration.
Exactly! We always get excited against these poor unprepared teams then get our behinds kicked by decent opposition. Case in point: Our Under 15 get beaten by Jamaica 8-1 and allows 23 goals in 3 matches against CONCACAF opposition. Nuff said!
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Tallman on August 27, 2017, 09:54:59 AM
Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada battle today in decisive Women’s Under-17 clash
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


HOSTS TRINIDAD and Tobago and Grenada will square off from 7.30 pm today, at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, on the final day of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers Caribbean Zone Preliminary Round Group B.

Both teams have won their respective two matches, including their contests on Friday – TT brushed aside Curacao 7-0 while Grenada hammered the United States Virgin Islands 9-0.

The group winners will progress to the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Final Round, which will feature hosts Haiti and four other qualifiers. From that stage, three teams will advance to the 2018 CONCACAF Championships, which will serve as the qualifying tournament for the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.

In the TT-Curacao clash, striker Aaliyah Prince scored twice, in the sixth and 11th minutes, after Tianna Daniel opened the scoring in the fourth minute. Chrissy Mitchell netted TT’s fourth in the 19th minute, followed by items from Afiyah Cornwall (20th), Kayla Baboolal (26th) and Maria- Frances Serrant (55th).

Earlier on the day, Melania Fullerton had a dominant performance, netting five times (15th, 28th, 52nd, 68th and 82nd) while Sheranda Charles got a hat-trick (12th, 18th and 70th).

Captain Judy McIntosh also got her name on the scoresheet, in the 79th.

On Wednesday, TT trounced the US Virgin Islands 13-0 while Grenada strolled past Curacao 6-2.

Following Friday’s game, TT coach Jamaal Shabazz reflected, “Amazing first half by the team, and the way they exploited the space behind the Curacao defence.

I was impressed with that.

I think we took the pedal of the bike in the second half but, all and all, I’m very pleased with the result and the performance.” Asked if the players took things easy on Friday, instead of piling in the goals as they did against the US Virgin Islands, Shabazz replied, “The Curacao team is not a bad team. It’s a well-organised team (with) good talent.

They played a high defence and we were able to exploit that.

“It was always going to be a different game from the first night,” he continued. “Our job is not to just rain goals. Our job is to get the result. In doing that, if we score some extra goals, we’re happy. But in no way are we going out there thinking that each game we’re going to give certain goals.

“The landscape in women’s football in the Caribbean have changed. Who would have thought that Grenada would now be a force to be reckoned with in CFU women’s football? And they are. And we respect that.” And, about today’s encounter, Shabazz said, “It’s going to be an interesting one. The Grenada team (have) played at the CONCACAF level and we have tremendous respect for the work put in (by) them. But we, being at home, are confident and we think we’re up to the task.”
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: FF on August 27, 2017, 08:07:19 PM
I'm hearing the girls drew 2-2 with Grenada to advance.

They came from behind to take a 2-1 lead in the 89th minute but conceded an even later equalizer.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Tallman on August 29, 2017, 04:28:34 AM
WATCH: Highlights of Trinidad and Tobago Women’s U-17’s 2-2 draw with Grenada

https://www.youtube.com/v/o5d9TftT9HM
Title: Trinidad and Tobago U-17 Women advance to Caribbean Final Round
Post by: Tallman on August 29, 2017, 05:28:10 AM
Trinidad and Tobago U-17 Women advance to Caribbean Final Round
TTFA Media


Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 Women’s Team rallied from a goal down to score two second half goals and secure a 2-2 draw with Grenada and subsequently top the four-nation group following the last set of matches in the Concacaf Caribbean opening round of Under 17 Women’s World Cup qualifying at Ato Boldon Stadium on Sunday.

T&T faced their stiffest test of the round after easily displacing US Virgin Islands (13-0) and Curacao 7-0 in their previous matches.

Trailing Grenada 1-0 at half-time, on the back of a Sheranda Charles’ 45th-minute item,  T&T came out in the second half determined to reverse the scoreline.

US-based captain Kara Trotman held bundle the ball over the goal line in the 75th and   and Marie-Frances Serrant put T&T 2-1 ahead in the 87th before Grenadian captain Judy McIntosh (902) equalised from the penalty spot.

T&T will now look ahead to the Caribbean Final Round in Haiti from October 22nd where they will face off against Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Haiti. The top three teams will advance to the Concacaf Final round toward the 2018 FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on August 29, 2017, 11:29:34 AM
Congrats to all involved!  :applause: :applause: :applause:

Mission 1 accomplished.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on September 21, 2017, 01:53:52 AM
U-17 Women footballers set for Central American tour.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


The Trinidad and Tobago women’s football team are set to embark on a four-game tour of Central America next month.

This tour will be part of the team’s preparation for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Under-17 Final Round Qualifiers, which will take place from October 16-22 in Haiti.

Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda and Jamaica will play in Group F while hosts Haiti, Puerto Rico and Cuba will compete in Group G.

After their round-robin matches, the group winners will automatically advance to the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship in Nicaragua.

Also progressing to the CONCACAF stage will be the winner of the third-place match (comprising the second-placed teams in each group).

TT coach Jamaal Shabazz, in a telephone interview yesterday, noted, “We intend to play friendly matches against Panama on the 4th and 6th of October, and against Nicaragua on the 7th and 9th of October, in Panama and in Nicaragua (respectively).”

In the First Round, which took place in August, hosts Trinidad and Tobago won Group A, ahead of Grenada, Curacao and the United States Virgin Islands.

Since earning a spot in the CFU Final Round, Shabazz said: “We’ve been training five days a week (at) various venues across the country.

“The girls have responded and shown good commitment,” said the team coach.

Asked if the pool of players for the training sessions have remained the same, Shabazz replied, “We’ve invited players who didn’t make the final 20. (Assistant) coach Marlon Charles and myself made a trip to Tobago and we’ve included some players from Tobago.

“We’re having a camp this weekend in Maracas, St Joseph and we’re having a game on Monday against the senior and Under-20 women (combined).”

With regards to the foreign-based players in the TT team, Shabazz said, “This week, (at least) two foreign players should be here in Trinidad. The others would join the team in Panama.”

The TT team for Panama and Nicaragua will be announced this weekend and the squad will leave for Central America next week.”

And Shabazz, the former TT and Guyana men’s teams coach, has thanked the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) for their support towards the women’s Under-17 squad.

“We’ve gotten the support from the (TTFA),” said Shabazz. “We’ve had two weekend camps and we’ve been fully supported. The team could only develop as far as the capacity of the players. All this is part of the development of the team.

“This is one of the few women’s teams that did not come out of a development programmes. It’s difficult but it’s a work in progress.

The parents have been very corporative, and the players and staff have shown tremendous commitment. And the TTFA has helped every step of the way,” he ended.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on October 13, 2017, 03:58:44 AM
U 17 Girls credit their win to Warriors’ victory.
T&T Guardian Reports.


T&T U17 Girls ended their Central American tour with a come from behind 3-2 win over Concacaf U17 girls tournament host Nicaragua. T&T came from behind twice with a double from USA based striker Cayla McFarlane and the eventual winner from Afiyah Cornwall. In the first of the two match series, T& T drew 1-1 with Nicaragua with a goal from Cayla McFarlane. Head Coach Jamaal Shabazz praised the efforts of the players on the trip but was not totally satisfied.

“ The Girls showed grit and determination but we have not yet developed a team that has the confidence to put the ball down against a tough opponent.” He concluded, “ These two matches have certainly answered some questions for us going into the tournament and we would have to improve drastically in ball possession.”

National captain Kara Trotman credited T&T’s mens senior team win over USA as an impetus for their hard fought victory over Nicaragua.

“ The Coach had us watch the T&T / USA match on tv at the hotel and we made a lot of noise for the team.

“ When we saw how those guys played their hearts out it made us think that we need to start digging deeper when it comes to getting a result.

“T&T beating USA was a huge inspiration for us . Coach Shabazz told us what we felt inside when T&T won is what our people home and abroad when we win, added Trotman. T& T were enroute yesterday to Haiti via Panama for the Concacaf CFU Under 17 Girls Finals where they are grouped with Bermuda and Jamaica. The Tournament runs from 16-23 October 2017.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: maxg on October 13, 2017, 01:26:28 PM
When did Cayla McFarlane enter the team, she seems to be making a difference.  :applause:
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Tallman on October 16, 2017, 06:29:33 PM
Bermuda 2-2 Trinidad and Tobago
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Michael-j on October 22, 2017, 07:01:04 AM
Jamaica dumps T&T U-17 girls out of CFU tourney
http://www.guardian.co.tt/sports/2017-10-22/jamaica-dumps-tt-u-17-girls-out-cfu-tourney (http://www.guardian.co.tt/sports/2017-10-22/jamaica-dumps-tt-u-17-girls-out-cfu-tourney)
Published:
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Aaliyah Prince

PORT-AU-PRINCE—T&T was sent packing from the Caribbean Football Union Under-17 Girls Championship after a 3-1 loss to Jamaica in a must win final Group F match at the Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince on Friday night.

Coming off a 2-2 draw with Bermuda in their opener on Monday, the T&T girls needed a win to at least reach the third place play-off for a chance to advance to the Concacaf Under-17 Women’s Championship.

However, the young ‘Reggae Girls’ also needed to a win after falling to Bermuda 2-3 on Wednesday and led by two goals from Olufolasade Adamolekun, they came from behind to beat T&T.

T&T went ahead in the sixth minute through Aaliyah Prince, but Jamaica drew level on the half-hour courtesy captain Monique Perrier. Adamolekun fired the Jamaicans ahead in the 69th and five minutes from full-time she added another to seal victory and second spot in the three-team pool with three points, one behind group winners Bermuda while T&T ended with one point.

In Group G, host Haiti blanked Cuba 3-0 to end with a maximum six points after a similar margin of victory over Puerto Rico, which ended second with a 4-0 trashing of the Cubans.

Today, Bermuda and defending champions Haiti will meet in the CFU final with both teams already qualified for the Concacaf Championship while Jamaica and Puerto Rico clash for third spot, with the winners earning the third and final CFU spot.

RELATED NEWS

U-17 Women eliminated from WCQ series after 3-1 loss to Jamaica.
Wired868.com.


The Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Under-17 Team was dumped from the Uruguay 2018 World Cup qualifying series without even facing CONCACAF opposition. The junior Women Soca Warriors were eliminated after a 3-1 loss to Jamaica today at the Stade Sylvio Cator in Haiti.

The result meant Trinidad and Tobago finished bottom of the Caribbean group, behind Bermuda and Jamaica. The Jamaal Shabazz-coached team failed to win any of their last three matches with two draws against Grenada and Bermuda preceding tonight’s loss.

Trinidad and Tobago attempted to play off the counter attack and got a dream start as star forward Aaliyah Prince put the junior Women Soca Warriors ahead after four minutes.

But, according to the TTFA Media, Jamaica were easily the superior team and pinned Trinidad and Tobago back in their half. The “Reggae Girlz” hit the post on two occasions before striker Monique Perrier equalised, after a blunder by Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Makeda Herbert.

Tied at one-goal apiece at the interval, Jamaica eased away in the second half courtesy of a Olufolasade Adamolekun double to seal a play off spot against Puerto Rico.

“I am disappointed that we are not able to continue our World Cup journey but it was definitely a game where we played with heart and determination,” Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Kara Trotman told the TTFA Media, “and it hurts that our efforts weren’t reflected in the final score.

“We have learnt a lot from this tournament and hope the program continues so we can really benefit from this experience.”

It was a bleak return for the women’s programme, which seemed to be set for take-off in January when the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) hired vaunted Italian coach Carolina Morace and a foreign contingent that included assistants Nicola Williams, Elisabetta Bavagnoli and Manuela Tesse. The overall package of the women’s coaches was rumoured to be US$24,000 per month.

Tesse, the Under-17 head coach, quit the programme in May while Bavagnoli was also quickly conspicuous by her absence.

Morace and Williams finally downed tools in July after the alleged non-payment of salaries by the David John-Williams-led football body.

“The right terminology is,” Morace told Wired868, “the contract [is] terminated for just cause.”

Still, the National Under-17 Team had been together since March and participated as a squad in the local WOLF competition.

But, even with two North America-based players—midfielders Sarah De Gannes and Trotman—in their line-up, Trinidad and Tobago could not even get to the semi-final round of the Caribbean stage.

After their 2-2 draw with Bermuda on Monday, Shabazz suggested that his team was not good enough.

“It is clear that we are a step or two behind the teams in this tournament,” Shabazz told TTFA Media. “It is our ability to stay organised and [our] grit and determination that is keeping us in the game. Where their legs ran out in this match, they applied their hearts and we were able to get a point.”

Trinidad and Tobago have now failed to qualify for two successive CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championships under the David John-Williams-led TTFA—despite being Caribbean champions in 2013. The two-island republic were also eliminated at the Caribbean stage of the Men’s Under-17 competition in 2017, despite being the host nation and having previously qualified in 2015.

Trinidad will host the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship from 18 to 20 January.

(Team)

Trinidad and Tobago U-17: Makida Herbert (GK); 3.Roshun Williams (Kayla Baboolal), 5.Moenesa Mejias, 7.Afiyah Cornwall (10.Maria- Frances Serrant), 8.Nathifa Hackshaw, 11.Aaliyah Prince, 12. Aaliyah Pascall (Chrissy Mitchell), 13. Kya Edwards, 15. Tianna Daniel, 18. Kara Trotman (captain), 19.Sarah De Gannes.

Unused substitutes: Tyanna Williams, Isabella Collins, Nia Rampersad, Chelsea Ramnauth.

Coach: Jamaal Shabazz.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Michael-j on October 22, 2017, 07:03:02 AM
We eh play no opposition of consequence yet. Tempered celebration.

And the celebrations are over... :(

I'm not surprised though...I saw this coming from miles away. It's unfortunate for the young ladies though. They played their hearts out under a federation that doomed them to failure from the start.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: maxg on October 22, 2017, 08:22:57 PM
Is Shabazz thinking of resigning ? :-\
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Tallman on October 24, 2017, 10:04:31 AM
WATCH: Look at the reception that the Bermuda Women’s U-17 Team received upon arrival in Bermuda, after qualifying for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship. This will be their first appearance at this stage of the tournament.

https://www.youtube.com/v/nHbKtvnQPB8
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: dcs on October 24, 2017, 03:12:25 PM
He said they were able to maintain their unbeaten streak against Trinidad (8:00). 

That should be fighting words for next time we meet....don't forget!

Meantime we out floating at sea without a paddle trying to find our way.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: maxg on October 24, 2017, 03:34:11 PM
He said they were able to maintain their unbeaten streak against Trinidad (8:00). 

That should be fighting words for next time we meet....don't forget!

Meantime we out floating at sea without a paddle trying to find our way.
Doh worry, we will lease ah new vessel or recycle some people and proper service will be restored for a little while
http://newsday.co.tt/2017/10/17/patt-allocated-additional-93m-for-lease-of-ferry/

(https://thumb1.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/2231414/235152190/stock-vector-businessmen-rowing-in-opposite-directions-vector-illustration-eps-file-global-colors-text-and-235152190.jpg)

or maybe is best we don't have paddles
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on May 10, 2019, 12:27:41 AM
T&T U-17 Women grouped with Mexico for Concacaf Qualifiers.
TTFA Media.


Trinidad and Tobago Under 17 Women have been draw in Group E with Mexico for the  Concacaf Championship Group Stage of The Under 17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers in August.

The Final Championship will kick off with a group stage, in which the top-ranked 16 participating teams, based on the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Ranking of July 2018, will be sorted into four groups (E, F, G and H). After round-robin play, the top three finishers in each of the groups will join the winners of Groups A, B, C and D (from the qualifiers) in the round of 16.

The 16 teams participating in the group stage of the Final Championship are (in alphabetical order): Bermuda, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States.

The knockout stage of the competition – round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals and final – will be played in its entirety in a single match elimination format, with the finalists and third place finisher automatically qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on July 22, 2019, 12:27:05 AM
T&T U-17 Women eager to test Panama away from home.
TTFA Media.


The Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Under 17 Team will be looking to make the most of their upcoming two-match one-week tour of Panama which will see them undergo their first overseas training camp ahead of upcoming CONCACAF competitions.

T&T are through to the The Final Championship which will kick off with a group stage, as one of the top ranked 16 participating teams, based on the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Ranking as of July 2018. These teams will be sorted into four groups (E, F, G and H). After round-robin play, the top three finishers in each of the groups will join the winners of Groups A, B, C and D (from the qualifiers) in the round of 16.

The 16 teams participating in the group stage of the Final Championship are (in alphabetical order): Bermuda, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and United States.

Seattle-based attacking midfielder Annika Daniel spoke about the upcoming trip, describing it as the ideal opportunity for the team to gain some match practice away from home.

“I’m very excited for it and I think it will help a lot with our preparations for the tournament in the next few months,” Daniel told TTFA Media.

“Panama is going to be a challenge but this is something we have to overcome and it’s just about getting more practice games to try out the things we have been working on in practice with more pressure. It’s a safe way to test the way we play.”

Daniel was a member of the T&T Under 15 Team at the CONCACAF U-15 Championship in 2016. She opened the scoring in T&T’s lone victory which was a 4-0 shut out of Dominican Republic.

She touched on the benefits of the team going on its first overseas trip.

“I am excited because I like traveling. I would like to play in my home country but going to Panama is a great opportunity to expand the way I think and experience a different culture. This is very important as traveling together helps a team bond even more so than staying in camp together because when you are in a foreign country you have to stick together and learn together. It’s important for the team to connect there.

“Although they couldn’t come here, it’s good that we are going. It’s an honour to represent my country and I feel very privileged to be playing with these girls and to say I’ve represented my country at such a young age. It’s the most exciting thing for me.

Jessica Harragin of Queen’s Park Women’s team was also elated with the news of the upcoming overseas camp.

“Well I think playing any team is a good opportunity for us and getting to play a team like Panama is even better. Its good to play in front of our crowd but I also think it’s also a good opportunity to showcase ourselves away from home and show how good we are as a team. It is one thing to play on your home soil but is a totally different thing to get used to playing in conditions away from home.

“The whole team is really looking forward it because we had some disappointments with the games being cancelled here but now we have a trip with matches that is certain and it’s a great opportunity for us to go there for this training camp.

“This is good news for us be­cause the girls were look­ing for­ward to these two match­es and were no­tably dis­ap­point­ed up­on re­ceiv­ing the news that they were can­celled. But this lat­est news has lift­ed their spir­its and mood again, and we are now look­ing for­ward to this trip which will be ex­treme­ly valu­able to our prepa­ra­tions at this time,” De­four said.

TTFA pres­i­dent David John-Williams was al­so de­light­ed with the new arrange­ment, say­ing, “Some­times things work out in such a way that it turns out bet­ter in the long run. We knew these match­es for the Un­der-17 Women’s team were nec­es­sary be­cause we want­ed to en­sure, that just like the boys, they were al­lowed to get some in­ter­na­tion­al match prac­tice. And when we re­ceived word from both Cu­ra­cao and Pana­ma that nei­ther could make it, we had to pur­sue an­oth­er av­enue.

“We fol­lowed through with the dis­cus­sions and we are pleased to say that our women U-17 team will be off to Pana­ma next week for three match­es to help with their prepa­ra­tions.”

The knockout stage of the CONCACAF competition – round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals and final – will be played in its entirety in a single match elimination format, with the finalists and third place finisher automatically qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020.

T&T has its sights on advancing to that knockout stage. Head Coach Stefan Defour added, “Our ambition is of course to go all the way. We have these games which be valuable to the preparations and then we head into competition where our next aim will be to make it through to the knockout phase and take it from there. It’s all a step by step process,”

The T&T team will depart for Panama City on Tuesday. The matches versus Panama are carded for Thursday  and Sunday at the Luis Ernesto stadium.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on July 25, 2019, 05:26:03 AM
Barring any changes, kick-off is at 5pm today TT time.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: soccerman on July 25, 2019, 07:14:03 AM
Barring any changes, kick-off is at 5pm today TT time.
Are they play 3 games over there or 2? Initially it was supposed to be 3 games.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on July 25, 2019, 07:31:38 AM
Barring any changes, kick-off is at 5pm today TT time.
Are they play 3 games over there or 2? Initially it was supposed to be 3 games.

Two.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: soccerman on July 25, 2019, 07:49:35 AM
Barring any changes, kick-off is at 5pm today TT time.
Are they play 3 games over there or 2? Initially it was supposed to be 3 games.

Two
Like they mamguying we here....
T&T U-17 Women eager to test Panama away from home.
TTFA Media.

TTFA pres­i­dent David John-Williams was al­so de­light­ed with the new arrange­ment, say­ing, “Some­times things work out in such a way that it turns out bet­ter in the long run. We knew these match­es for the Un­der-17 Women’s team were nec­es­sary be­cause we want­ed to en­sure, that just like the boys, they were al­lowed to get some in­ter­na­tion­al match prac­tice. And when we re­ceived word from both Cu­ra­cao and Pana­ma that nei­ther could make it, we had to pur­sue an­oth­er av­enue.

“We fol­lowed through with the dis­cus­sions and we are pleased to say that our women U-17 team will be off to Pana­ma next week for three match­es to help with their prepa­ra­tions.”
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on July 25, 2019, 09:32:09 AM
Barring any changes, kick-off is at 5pm today TT time.
Are they play 3 games over there or 2? Initially it was supposed to be 3 games.

Two
Like they mamguying we here....
T&T U-17 Women eager to test Panama away from home.
TTFA Media.

TTFA pres­i­dent David John-Williams was al­so de­light­ed with the new arrange­ment, say­ing, “Some­times things work out in such a way that it turns out bet­ter in the long run. We knew these match­es for the Un­der-17 Women’s team were nec­es­sary be­cause we want­ed to en­sure, that just like the boys, they were al­lowed to get some in­ter­na­tion­al match prac­tice. And when we re­ceived word from both Cu­ra­cao and Pana­ma that nei­ther could make it, we had to pur­sue an­oth­er av­enue.

“We fol­lowed through with the dis­cus­sions and we are pleased to say that our women U-17 team will be off to Pana­ma next week for three match­es to help with their prepa­ra­tions.”


Mamaguy is always possible. Yuh know de species that dealing already. Perhaps three were discussed and two are practical.

Hopefully other than sitting around in the hotel, the players  get to do something of cultural merit (perhaps going to the Panama Canal, getting a vibe of life on the ground elsewhere and/or some voluntarism in a social context connected to football. I would suggest that rather than a third match, particularly if we apply ourselves completely to the two outings.

The U15s called down ah rematch with Venezuela after the disappointing result. Maybe there may be a similar thought process here on either side, but I doubt it.

As far as the games ...

Although both coaches are new to their respective teams, I would say Panama's coach will have the edge on balance in terms of experience and familiarity with players. She's someone, if the opportunity presented itself, who would be a worthwhile person to shadow.

Speaking of worthwhile conversations: PAN has multiple teams in action simultaneously. Maybe someone from the TTFA should drill down into how they are able to sustain all those activities viably. Make hay before sunset.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: soccerman on July 25, 2019, 10:22:19 AM
Speaking of worthwhile conversations: PAN has multiple teams in action simultaneously. Maybe someone from the TTFA should drill down into how they are able to sustain all those activities viably. Make hay before sunset.
Let's hope so because that will be the smart thing to do.
I'm happy for the 2 games, better than zero and the cultural component that Annika Daniel eloquently spoke about (very impressed with her responses) will give them an experience they can cherish both personally and educationally.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: elan on July 25, 2019, 01:48:54 PM
Any score from the game?
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on July 25, 2019, 04:00:43 PM
Any score from the game?

2-1 Panama at the end of the first half.

T&T were leading 1-0 and conceded two in a row.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Sando prince on July 25, 2019, 04:24:16 PM
He said they were able to maintain their unbeaten streak against Trinidad (8:00). 

That should be fighting words for next time we meet....don't forget!

Meantime we out floating at sea without a paddle trying to find our way.

should be, but it won't...its not in our cultural psyche to respond to such statements in a way to make sure and prove our opponents wrong.  Not in football not any sport
.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on July 25, 2019, 05:41:03 PM
Final score: 3-1.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on July 26, 2019, 03:45:58 AM
(http://fepafut.com/content/20190725232813-3.png)

Smiling much less pre-match than their Panamanian peers.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: maxg on July 26, 2019, 07:16:49 AM
Does anybody have the names and background, please ?
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on July 26, 2019, 02:49:00 PM
T&T U-17 Women go down 3-1 in first friendly with Panama.
TTFA Media.


Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 Women’s Team had a bright start to their first of two friendly matches against Panama but conceded three unanswered goals in a 3-1 defeat at the Luis Ernesto Cascarita Tapia Stadium on Thursday evening.

Both teams used the encounter as preparations for upcoming CONCACAF Championship campaign and it was the visitors who took an early 1-0 lead through Jessica Harragin in the 9th minute. T&T held their own for much of the first half but conceded in the 14th and 20th minutes as Shayaris Camarena and Yarelis Palacio got on the scoresheet to leave T&T trailing 2-1 at half time. Panama then got a third goal from the penalty spot eight minutes from full time from Regina Espino.

T&T head coach Stephan Defour said in his post-match interview that the exercise was no doubt useful for his team.

“It was not a bad showing by the girls considering it was the team’s first international match and first match outside of home. We really started preparing for this game less than two weeks ago,” Defour told TTFA Media.

“I thought the girls handled themselves well. We had a good start which saw us going ahead through a goal by Jessica Harragin but that was shortlived against a well-prepared Panama team. They were back in it right away. But I was pleased with certain aspects of our play and there are something we can build on and improve on going into the second game on Sunday. Overall it was a good exercise for us,” Defour said.

Both teams will meet at the same venue on Sunday.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Deeks on July 26, 2019, 03:57:33 PM
Keep fighting Ladies. Blessings to all of You. Ah next ting. What kind of uniform deal did the TTFA signed. Whay aren't the Ladies wearing capelli?
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on July 28, 2019, 06:21:35 PM
They lost 4-1 today.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: soccerman on July 29, 2019, 10:19:55 AM
Hold your heads up ladies, I'm sure there are positives you can take away and build on from this experience.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Sando prince on July 29, 2019, 10:26:33 AM

T&T taking licks on all levels. from men to women , from senior to u-17
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on July 29, 2019, 10:39:10 AM
Hold your heads up ladies, I'm sure there are positives you can take away and build on from this experience.

All expenses paid trip to Panama?
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on July 30, 2019, 04:43:38 AM
Panama complete series win over T&T U-17s.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).


PANAMA Under-17 women football team completed a two-game series win over T&T, with a 4-1 victory at the Luis Ernesto Cascarita Tapia Stadium on Sunday.

Panama defeated T&T 3-1 in their opening game on Thursday.

Jessica Harragin scored in the 50th minute, her second goal in consecutive matches for T&T. Aaliyah Hill opened the scoring for the hosts in the fifth minute, while Yamileth Palacio netted in the 36th and Ana Quintero got a double in the 47th and 53rd minutes.

“We lost the match 4-1," said T&T coach Stephan De Four. "It was a good battle again. I gave everyone a chance to play so they could experience what it is to play at this level. We have a lot of work to do with this group but it’s good that they got the opportunity to get some minutes. They know what it needed now and we’ll continue the work when we get home.”

Defour will return to the training pitch tomorrow as he conducts a screening session for selection on the Women’s Olympic team ahead of forthcoming Concacaf Caribbean Olympic qualifiers.

The session will take place from 4.30 pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, with all senior and Under-20 players invited to attend.

“We will start the process immediately with an open door policy to all players eligible of representing the country," De Four said. "We also have a couple of combines in North America coming up over the next couple of weeks.”

In related news, Concacaf held the draw for the Olympic Women Caribbean leg of qualifying yesterday. T&T were drawn in Group A alongside Guyana, Dominican Republic, Aruba, St Kitts/Nevis and Antigua/Barbuda. Concacaf will release the schedule in due course.

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Defour continues preparations of Women teams for upcoming competitions.
TTFA Media.


As Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 women team footballers completed their two-match training tour of Panama on Sunday, head coach Stephan Defour will return to the training pitch immediately as he conducts a screening session for selection on the Women’s Olympic team ahead of upcoming Concacaf Caribbean Olympic qualifiers.

T&T’ U-17 Women lost 4-1 to Panama at the Luis Ernesto Cascarita Tapia Stadium. Jessica Harragin scored in the 50th minute, her second goal in consecutive matches for T&T. Aaliyah Hill opened the scoring in the 5th minute, Yamileth Palacio in the 36th and Ana Quintero got a double in the 47th and 53rd minutes.

“We lost the match 4-1. It was a good battle again. I gave everyone a chance to play so they could experience what it is to play at this level. We have a lot of work to do with this group but it’s good that they got the opportunity to get some minutes. They know what it needed now and we’ll continue the work when we get home,” Defour told TTFA Media.

Concacaf held the draw for the Olympic Women Caribbean leg of qualifying on Monday. T&T were drawn in Group A alongside Guyana, Dominican Republic, Aruba, St Kitts/Nevis and Antigua/Barbuda. Concacaf will release the schedule in due course.

De Four will oversee a screening session from 4:30pm on Wednesday at Ato Boldon Stadium. All Senior and Under 20 players eligible of representing Trinidad and Tobago are invited to attend.

“We will start the process immediately with an open door policy to all players eligible of representing the country. WE also have a couple of combines in North America coming up over the next couple of weeks.”

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: soccerman on July 30, 2019, 09:56:16 AM
Hold your heads up ladies, I'm sure there are positives you can take away and build on from this experience.

All expenses paid trip to Panama?
Not sure. I got the impression that Panama covered the costs. We can get the details in the next meeting....oh wait that meeting will be discuss Keith's behavior so maybe the one after that next year ;D
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on July 31, 2019, 05:45:48 AM
Congratulations to Jessica Harragin on scoring two goals at international level. May that long continue.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: elan on August 04, 2019, 11:10:20 AM
I'm waiting to see how they go about developing this team.
Title: Hood is new T&T Women’s U-17 coach
Post by: Tallman on December 18, 2019, 10:26:14 AM
Hood is new T&T Women’s U-17 coach
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


T&T Se­nior Women’s foot­ball coach Stephan de Four on Tues­day be­came the lat­est ca­su­al­ty of the new William Wal­lace-led T&T Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion.

De Four was re­moved as na­tion­al coach four days af­ter se­nior men’s coach Den­nis Lawrence was al­so fired by Wal­lace’s board.

A let­ter ad­dressed to De Four from the re­cent­ly-in­stalled TTFA pres­i­dent said: “The T&TFA met on Sat­ur­day and a ma­jor part of the dis­cus­sions cen­tred around your cur­rent po­si­tion as head coach of the Women’s pro­gramme. Based on the fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion that the FA is faced with at this time, we have no choice but to quick­ly re-or­gan­ise in many ar­eas. One such area is the tech­ni­cal staff at­tached to all teams.

“It is with a bit of a heavy heart that I have to in­form you that we can no longer re­tain you as head coach and sin­cere­ly thank you for your ser­vices ren­dered so far. Let me al­so take this op­por­tu­ni­ty to wish you and your fam­i­ly a hap­py hol­i­day and to al­so wish you all the best in your fu­ture en­deav­ours. We will arrange to dis­cuss mat­ters per­tain­ing to the ex­ist­ing con­tract and out­stand­ing pay­ments.”

Guardian Me­dia Sports learnt that the de­ci­sion to sack De Four was not made by the board dur­ing their meet­ing at which it was agreed Lawrence would be sacked among sev­er­al oth­er key de­ci­sions.

Word with­in the foot­ball fra­ter­ni­ty on Tues­day al­ready sug­gests that Tex­an Randy Wal­drum, a for­mer coach of the team dur­ing the Ray­mond Tim Kee era, is set to re­turn to the helm of the women’s pro­gramme with for­mer play­er Maylee At­tin-John­son as man­ag­er.

How­ev­er, TTFA Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee chair­man Kei­th Look Loy, in an im­me­di­ate re­sponse on Tues­day de­fend­ed their lat­est de­ci­sion, say­ing, “The board of the TTFA dis­cussed the is­sue of the uni­lat­er­al ap­point­ment by David John-Williams of a num­ber of tech­ni­cal per­son­nel, in­clud­ing Stephan De Four and a num­ber of oth­er peo­ple in the women’s pro­gramme. The po­si­tion is that none of these ap­point­ments and con­tracts were dis­cussed by the then board of the TTFA, nei­ther was any of these per­sons or con­tracts ap­proved by the then board. The on­ly ap­point­ment that Stephan De Four had that was ap­proved by the board, was a pro bono ap­point­ment to work with the women’s un­der-17 team in Flori­da. It was lim­it­ed to the un­der-17 team and it was pro bono.”

He added, “Now we get in­to of­fice and find mul­ti­ple con­tracts signed by John-Williams that have nev­er been dis­cussed and nev­er been signed by any board, and cer­tain­ly not this new one. So the board has tak­en the po­si­tion that it does not recog­nise these con­tracts, and we are go­ing to let the le­gal peo­ple look in­to it if we have to.”

Look Loy was, of course, al­lud­ing to al­le­ga­tions that John-Williams signed off on new con­tracts for sev­er­al of­fi­cials on the eve of the TTFA’s No­vem­ber 24 AGM, where he lost his pres­i­den­cy to Wal­lace.

On Tues­day, Look Loy as­sured that they were now vig­or­ous­ly re­view­ing these con­tracts.

“Now, what we are do­ing is that we are look­ing at each of the per­sons who John-Williams is­sued uni­lat­er­al con­tracts to and we are go­ing on case-by-case bases if we want to keep them. These con­tracts ex­tend from coach­es and man­agers, all the way down to equip­ment peo­ple. And I can tell you that Richard Piper, the se­nior men’s team man­ag­er, was of­fered a con­tract the night be­fore the elec­tions and he re­fused to sign it.”

On ru­mours that for­mer women’s coach Randy Wal­drum could re­turn to the fold, Look Loy said, “Randy Wal­drum has not been ap­point­ed to any­thing. We have been hav­ing dis­cus­sions with Randy Wal­drum about the pos­si­bil­i­ty of rein­te­grat­ing him in­to the women’s pro­gramme, noth­ing has been con­clud­ed.

“We have ap­point­ed a staff to take the un­der-17 women in­to their tour­na­ment, the CON­CA­CAF World Cup Qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment, which is to be held from the 2oth of March to the 5th of April. The staff is head­ed by Richard Hood, Po­lice Tech­ni­cal Di­rec­tor. The as­sis­tant coach is Chris Bai­ley and the goal­keep­er coach is Glen­non Fon­cette. These are guys who worked with Evan Pellerud when we host­ed the 2010 U-17 Women’s World Cup, they know what a World Cup is, they know what u-17 Women’s high-lev­el com­pe­ti­tion is.”

Hood and com­pa­ny will al­so take charge of the coun­try’s Un­der-20 team which will be go­ing in­to CON­CA­CAF qual­i­fy­ing ac­tion in Feb­ru­ary in an over­all com­bi­na­tion ef­fort of the two teams.

Mean­while, con­tact­ed on Tues­day, De Four, who was hired in June of this year, said his lawyers are cur­rent­ly look­ing at his mat­ter and he will on­ly re­spond when he gets the go-ahead to do so. How­ev­er, he did say he found the TTFA blam­ing the mat­ter on fi­nances to be ridicu­lous.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: soccerman on December 18, 2019, 02:52:01 PM
Waldrum is currently the head coach of the Uni of Pittsburgh women's program, it will be tough for him to leave that unless he has the option to do both with the assistance of his son like last time. Just checked and his son is the associate head coach at Pitt. so TTFA have to come good.
Title: Hood begins U-17 Women screening process
Post by: Tallman on December 20, 2019, 02:54:45 PM
Hood begins U-17 Women screening process
TTFA Media


The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association is pleased to officially announce Richard Hood as the new Women’s national Under 17 team head coach.

Hood’s appointment was approved at the recent TTFA Board meeting. He comes with a strong pedigree in the women’s game having served as an assistant to Even Pellerud for the 2010 FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup campaign as well as head coach of the T&T senior women’s team that reached the semifinals of Concacaf Olympic qualifying in 2016 along with other women national team stints.

Hood commenced the process of screening for players from which a squad will be chosen to prepare for the March 2020 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Tournament.

He conducted a well attended first screening session on Thursday at St Mary’s College Ground, Serpentine Road, Port of Spain.

Another open session will be hosted on Saturday December 21 from 9-11 am at the same venue.

On Sunday December 22, Hood and his technical team will travel to Tobago where they will conduct screening at Calder Hart Ground from 9-11 am.

Players who are born in 2003 or after are invited to attend.

Team manager Maylee Attin-Johnson has requested that all players who wish to participate should bring two jerseys (one red and one white) and a black pants.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: asylumseeker on December 20, 2019, 03:33:31 PM
The squad should not be limited to screening. Enough football was played during the SSFL competition that some players should be invited into the squad based on their renditions during actual competition - especially if there are players who are unable to get to screenings or lack the confidence in believing that they are NT quality or the support to attend screenings.
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on February 27, 2020, 06:19:08 AM
U-17 Women grouped with host nation Mexico.
TTFA Media.


Trinidad and Tobago will come up against hosts Mexico, Nicaragua and Bermuda in Group E of the CONCACAF Under 17 Women’s Championship in April.

The competition will take place April 18 – May 3, at the Mexican Football Federation Headquarters, in Toluca, Mexico.

“The Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship is a significant competition in our region, and we know the Mexican Football Federation will prove an excellent host. The tournament will see the best women’s under-17 teams from across the Confederation compete for the right to represent Concacaf at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India,” said Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio.

The 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship will be disputed in two rounds, beginning with 16-team group stage (April 18-23). After round-robin play, the top three teams in each of the four groups will advance to the knockout stage, joining the four qualifier winners, Belize, Cayman Islands, Guyana and Honduras.

The 16 teams participating in the group stage have been divided in four groups of four teams and will play as follows (listed in the order drawn):

Group E: Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda and Nicaragua 
Group F: Canada, Jamaica, Panama and Dominican Republic 
Group G: United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Cuba
Group H: Haiti, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Grenada


The knockout stage of the competition will begin on April 25 with the round of 16, followed by the quarterfinals on the 29th, semifinals on May 1, and the third-place match and final on Sunday, May 3. All matches will be played in a single elimination format, with the finalists and third place match winner qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020.

The 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship is part of what is set to be a year of Women’s Football at Concacaf.  In total, more than 1,400 girls and women from the entire region will have access to top level football tournaments, including the Women’s Olympic Qualifiers, Girls’ Under-15 Championship and Women’s Under-20 Championship.

Dates: April 18 – May 3, 2020
Venue: Mexican Football Federation Headquarters, Toluca, Mexico

Participating Countries (listed in alphabetical order): Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and United States.

Competition schedule
*Kickoff times to be announced at a later date

Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Group Stage
01: Trinidad and Tobago vs Bermuda
02: Guatemala vs El Salvador
03: Mexico vs Nicaragua
04: USA vs Cuba

Sunday, April 19, 2020 – Group Stage
05: Jamaica vs Panama
06: Costa Rica vs Puerto Rico
07: Canada vs Dominican Republic
08: Haiti vs Grenada

Monday, April 20, 2020 – Group Stage
09: Nicaragua vs Trinidad and Tobago
10: Cuba vs Guatemala
11: Bermuda vs Mexico
12: El Salvador vs USA

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 – Group Stage
13: Dominican Republic vs Jamaica
14: Grenada vs Costa Rica
15: Panama vs Canada
16: Puerto Rico vs Haiti

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – Group Stage
17: Bermuda vs Nicaragua
18: El Salvador vs Cuba
19: Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago
20: USA vs Guatemala

Thursday, April 23, 2020 – Group Stage
21: Panama vs Dominican Republic
22: Puerto Rico vs Grenada
23: Canada vs Jamaica
24: Haiti vs Costa Rica

Saturday, April 25, 2020 – Round of 16
25: 1E vs Guyana
26: 1G vs Cayman Islands
27: 2E vs 3G
28: 2G vs 3E

Sunday, April 26, 2020 – Round of 16
29: 1F vs Belize
30: 1H vs Honduras
31: 2F vs 3H
32: 2H vs 3F

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 – Quarterfinals
33: W25 vs W28
34: W26 vs W27
35: W29 vs W32
36: W30 vs W31

Friday, May 1, 2020 – Semifinals
37: W33 vs W34
38: W35 vs W36

Sunday, May 3, 2020 – Third place match and final
39: L37 vs L38
40: W37 vs W38

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Flex on November 19, 2020, 10:57:22 AM
Hood disappointed as CONCACAF U-17 competition cancelled.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


National Under-17 Women’s coach Richard Hood is disappointed by the decision of CONCACAF to cancel the qualifiers for the U-17 competition.

The competition was scheduled to take place April 18 to May 3 in Toluca, Mexico, but a release from CONCACAF on Wednesday stated the Regional football governing body, CONCACAF decided that the regional qualifiers for its Women’s U-17 competitions had been cancelled.

This cancellation follows a decision by FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, on Tuesday to cancel the Women’s U-20 and Women’s U-17 World Cups.

Hood who had been given the responsibility of both the country’s U-17 and U-20 teams said he was disappointed because the tournament was an opportunity lost to aid in the development of the young talented girls.

“I was really looking forward to taking this bunch of talented girls into the tournament where they would have gotten the international experience that they are lacking. For most of these girls, it will be their first international outing, and it is where you can measure where you are and what you need to do to compete at the international level,” Hood said.

Eight Caribbean Football Union (CFU) inclusive of Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and T&T were scheduled to be involved in the Women’s U-17 competition, but the disruption caused to life by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the competition.

Hood called on the administrators of the sport in T&T to devise a system to ensure the young women footballers are exposed to international competition on a consistent basis, saying it is the only way to better the women’s game.

According to Hood, who earlier this year, took the U-20 women to the quarterfinals of the World Cup Qualifiers in the Dominican Republic: “The time has come to stop picking women’s and girls’ teams months before major international competitions. If we really care about the women’s game then more emphasis should be placed there, where constant training can take place, along with regular international matches.”

The former Police FC coach said he is not sure what will happen next with the U-17s and with T&T football, but he looks forward to working with the young girls again, saying: “We have very talented women’s footballers in T&T but you have to know what to do with them.”

Yesterday’s release said the impact of COVID-19 has been significant on the football calendar.

“With further uncertainty regarding options for dates in 2021 and concern over international travel of minors in the current environment, it is particularly challenging to reschedule youth competitions.

“Following FIFA’s communication that it has cancelled the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, originally scheduled to take place in India in 2020, CONCACAF has decided that the regional qualifiers for this event will not take place.”

CONCACAF said it also noted FIFA’s decision that the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, originally scheduled to be played this year in Costa Rica and Panama, will not now go ahead.

“The Confederation, however, welcomes FIFA’s decision to award to Costa Rica the 2022 edition of this World Cup,” he said. “The Costa Rican Federation will prove an excellent host for the competition.”

FIFA said their decisions were made after consulting with all stakeholders – including the host member associations, participating member associations and confederations – to continuously monitor the situation in relation to the pandemic, in particular with regard to any potential impact on the overall welfare and safety of age-group players and participants.

Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Trini _2026 on March 01, 2022, 07:00:01 PM
Do we have a team ?
Title: Re: T&T U-17 Women's Team Thread
Post by: Deeks on March 01, 2022, 11:19:43 PM
Do we have a team ?

don't know