October 22, 2021, 08:26:15 PM

Author Topic: Women Warriors Thread  (Read 85884 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline asylumseeker

  • Moderator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17330
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #630 on: May 29, 2021, 03:12:26 PM »
Maybe the NC/TTFA will pay us the delayed courtesy of making a formal announcement regarding the identity of the NT coaches.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
Women's coach Thomas to begin duties
« Reply #631 on: June 16, 2021, 11:56:37 AM »
Women's coach Thomas to begin duties
T&T Guardian


Recently appointed women’s senior team coach, Welshman James Thomas is in T&T to officially take up duty.

He arrived in the country last week and is currently in quarantine but he has been on the ball over the past few weeks, drawing up plans for the programme with T&T Football Association's (TTFA) Director of Women’s football Jinelle James and Technical Director Dion La Foucade.

A release from the TTFA on Tuesday said the Welshman also met with a group of senior team players to introduce and outline his vision for the team's programme.

According to the release: "The players to form the provisional squad list will undergo medical screening at the FA’s partner Healthnet Caribbean Limited this week and will then undergo fitness assessments to provide Thomas with the necessary data as to how he would proceed in mapping out the cycles of training schedules and wider calendar, taking into consideration that the players have been inactive for a considerable length of time.

"In consultation with public health advice and relevant officials, a start date for the official training will be determined shortly."

On Monday, the Welshman, talk speaking to the TTFA Media, said: "I’m delighted to be in T&T finally. Obviously, there have been a few delays because of restrictions and COVID.

“But I’ve been here for a couple of days now and I’m currently reviewing and analysing players and really kind of fine-tuning the game plan going forward. I’m really looking forward to getting out on the field and working with the players and staff and kick-starting the programme as soon as we can do that. It’s about getting us ready for the next World Cup qualifying campaign.”

Thomas, a former Welsh women’s team coach added: “It is about really making sure that every single person in the staff, when appointed, first and foremost, is fully aware of the standards expected of them in terms of the content of delivery but also the way we deliver it and how we deal with the players to really ensure that it’s an environment that the players want to be in, and it’s an environment where the players would be challenged to learn. It has to be one that they will be happy and comfortable in, which is really important as well.

"Following on from that I will, over the next couple of weeks, be speaking to some of the players again. I want to get their thoughts on areas where maybe they feel as a playing group, we’ve been lacking as a nation previously. It’s also for me to start putting information across from my perspective as to what I think should be added. Hopefully, with my thoughts and theirs, we can really hit the ground running as soon as we get on the field and ultimately try and win football matches which is why we are here.”

The football association will be accepting applications for other positions on the senior women’s team staff in the coming days. The specifications for these positions will be released in due course, the release stated.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Flex

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17374
  • A Trini 4 Real.
    • View Profile
    • Soca Warriors Online
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #632 on: June 18, 2021, 12:25:50 AM »
TTFA on the search for Women's technical staff.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Invitations to select the Technical Staff of the T&T Women's team are out. The positions will all be filled by local personnel.

All local coaches interested in filling the positions of Assistant Coach, Equipment Manager, Goalkeeper Coach and Team Manager are being asked to apply, having been given the assurance that there will be fairness and transparency in the process.

Head coach James Thomas of Wales was chosen after a rigorous process that lasted approximately three months, but with limited resources available to the FIFA-installed Normalisation Committee, it will require more than qualifications to fill the positions listed above, as the candidates chosen as the front-runners for each position, will also have to say yay or nay to the amounts being offered by the normalisation committee.

Recently the normalisation committee had to pull back on the appointments of Richard Hood and Dernelle Mascall as the assistant coaches of the team, and Kelvin Jack as the goalkeeper coach, following concerns that no advertisements for the positions were done, thereby not giving other local coaches a fair chance at the job.

Hood, took the T&T Under-20 Women's team to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic in 2020 and could be unchallenged for the position if all is considered. But yesterday he told Guardian Media Sports that he is unsure if he would be applying, saying he will have to make up his mind. Mascall, in the meantime, could not be reached for comment.

Kenrick Hoyte, the interim president of the Women's Football League (WoLF) became the listening ear for many disgruntled WoLF coaches, all singing the same song, that they were not even given the opportunity to apply for the jobs on offer.

The issue was then picked up by the Unified Football Coaches of T&T, through its then Public Relations Officer, national men's coach Angus Eve who said the UFCT&T had sided with the WoLF and called for transparency and fairness in the selection process.

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Offline asylumseeker

  • Moderator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17330
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #633 on: June 18, 2021, 01:47:48 AM »
TTFA on the search for Women's technical staff.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Invitations to select the Technical Staff of the T&T Women's team are out. The positions will all be filled by local personnel.

All local coaches interested in filling the positions of Assistant Coach, Equipment Manager, Goalkeeper Coach and Team Manager are being asked to apply, having been given the assurance that there will be fairness and transparency in the process.  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Head coach James Thomas of Wales was chosen after a rigorous process that lasted approximately three months, but with limited resources available to the FIFA-installed Normalisation Committee, it will require more than qualifications to fill the positions listed above, as the candidates chosen as the front-runners for each position, will also have to say yay or nay to the amounts being offered by the normalisation committee.

Recently the normalisation committee had to pull back on the appointments of Richard Hood and Dernelle Mascall as the assistant coaches of the team, and Kelvin Jack as the goalkeeper coach, following concerns that no advertisements for the positions were done, thereby not giving other local coaches a fair chance at the job.

Hood, took the T&T Under-20 Women's team to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic in 2020 and could be unchallenged for the position if all is considered. But yesterday he told Guardian Media Sports that he is unsure if he would be applying, saying he will have to make up his mind. Mascall, in the meantime, could not be reached for comment.

Kenrick Hoyte, the interim president of the Women's Football League (WoLF) became the listening ear for many disgruntled WoLF coaches, all singing the same song, that they were not even given the opportunity to apply for the jobs on offer.

The issue was then picked up by the Unified Football Coaches of T&T, through its then Public Relations Officer, national men's coach Angus Eve who said the UFCT&T had sided with the WoLF and called for transparency and fairness in the selection process.

This is nonsense. Sheer nonsense.

The argument advanced by Hoyte is emotionally seductive but not all-encompassing. I get that it serves the emerging and perceived interests of the UFCTT, but this "solution" is horrendous.

Whose idea and decision was it to revisit the decision? Wow! Deficient and lacking. Attempting to inject justice into a process or attempting to resolve/repair/negotiate a procedural deficiency by injecting an injustice into a process does not achieve justice.

And by the way, it would be interesting to see how the 'local coaches only' stands up to a challenge under these circumstances. Restricted to Trinbagonian coaches? Yes. Restricted to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago? Yes. Restricted to local coaches? You all have lost your damn minds.

As an aside, out of curiosity, could someone explain why United Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago was chosen as the name ... as opposed to say, Football Coaches Association of Trinidad and Tobago?

May be the UFCTT should be exercised by the amounts on offer for yay or nay. The NC should be tending to yay and respect. I am confident that Coach Thomas wasn't placed in a yay or nay headlock.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2021, 02:09:54 AM by asylumseeker »

Offline AZZURRI

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 1480
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #634 on: June 20, 2021, 05:29:48 PM »
TTFA on the search for Women's technical staff.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Invitations to select the Technical Staff of the T&T Women's team are out. The positions will all be filled by local personnel.

All local coaches interested in filling the positions of Assistant Coach, Equipment Manager, Goalkeeper Coach and Team Manager are being asked to apply, having been given the assurance that there will be fairness and transparency in the process.  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Head coach James Thomas of Wales was chosen after a rigorous process that lasted approximately three months, but with limited resources available to the FIFA-installed Normalisation Committee, it will require more than qualifications to fill the positions listed above, as the candidates chosen as the front-runners for each position, will also have to say yay or nay to the amounts being offered by the normalisation committee.

Recently the normalisation committee had to pull back on the appointments of Richard Hood and Dernelle Mascall as the assistant coaches of the team, and Kelvin Jack as the goalkeeper coach, following concerns that no advertisements for the positions were done, thereby not giving other local coaches a fair chance at the job.

Hood, took the T&T Under-20 Women's team to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic in 2020 and could be unchallenged for the position if all is considered. But yesterday he told Guardian Media Sports that he is unsure if he would be applying, saying he will have to make up his mind. Mascall, in the meantime, could not be reached for comment.

Kenrick Hoyte, the interim president of the Women's Football League (WoLF) became the listening ear for many disgruntled WoLF coaches, all singing the same song, that they were not even given the opportunity to apply for the jobs on offer.

The issue was then picked up by the Unified Football Coaches of T&T, through its then Public Relations Officer, national men's coach Angus Eve who said the UFCT&T had sided with the WoLF and called for transparency and fairness in the selection process.

This is nonsense. Sheer nonsense.

The argument advanced by Hoyte is emotionally seductive but not all-encompassing. I get that it serves the emerging and perceived interests of the UFCTT, but this "solution" is horrendous.

Whose idea and decision was it to revisit the decision? Wow! Deficient and lacking. Attempting to inject justice into a process or attempting to resolve/repair/negotiate a procedural deficiency by injecting an injustice into a process does not achieve justice.

And by the way, it would be interesting to see how the 'local coaches only' stands up to a challenge under these circumstances. Restricted to Trinbagonian coaches? Yes. Restricted to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago? Yes. Restricted to local coaches? You all have lost your damn minds.

As an aside, out of curiosity, could someone explain why United Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago was chosen as the name ... as opposed to say, Football Coaches Association of Trinidad and Tobago?

May be the UFCTT should be exercised by the amounts on offer for yay or nay. The NC should be tending to yay and respect. I am confident that Coach Thomas wasn't placed in a yay or nay headlock.

I believe there already was a name/group simialr to the one you suggested, just that it's not a functioning body

So they had to come up with an alternative

Offline Flex

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17374
  • A Trini 4 Real.
    • View Profile
    • Soca Warriors Online
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #635 on: June 24, 2021, 10:25:24 AM »
49 applications for 4 Women's staff positions.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


Forty-nine persons have applied to fill four positions on the coaching staff of the T&T Senior Women's Team. The applications are before a Selection Committee that comprises Technical Director Dion La Foucade, head coach James Thomas of Wales, Jinelle James, the Director of Women's Football and Trevor Gomes of the Normalisation Committee and Amiel Mohammed, the acting General Secretary of the T&T Football Association (T&TFA).

With Thomas expected to begin training next week, the committee was working to complete an assessment of all the applications yesterday, before arriving on a shortlist of each position.

The positions of Assistant Coach for which there are 15 applicants: Equipment Manager (12): Goalkeeper Coach (4): and Team Manager (18), were advertised to the public last week.

Richard Hood, who was initially chosen for the assistant coaching job before the decision was rescinded because of what was deemed an improper selection process, has confirmed that he has applied for the same position.

Hood led the T&T's Under-20 Women's team to the quarterfinal of the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championships in the Dominican Republic last year and was the overwhelming choice for the head coaching position earlier this year.

However, he did not make a final shortlist of five that was recommended to the FIFA-installed Normalisation Committee. That recommendation was made by a Selection Committee which included James, Norris Ferguson (Former W Connection manager), Richard Chinapoo (Ex-National player), Richard Piper (former national team manager) and La Foucade (the technical director).

Hood told Guardian Media Sports last week he was unsure of whether he would apply for the job. However, on Tuesday, he said: "After much deliberation, I decided to tender an application."

Dernelle Mascall, who was also chosen for the other assistant coaching position, refused to comment on whether she had applied.

For each position, a minimum of at least three applicants will be catered for in the interviewing process to take place over three days, starting on Thursday and continuing through Friday and Saturday. Guardian Media Sports was informed that by next week Wednesday the normalisation committee will have the recommendations for each position.

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Offline asylumseeker

  • Moderator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17330
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #636 on: June 24, 2021, 11:07:07 AM »
49 applications for 4 Women's staff positions.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


Forty-nine persons have applied to fill four positions on the coaching staff of the T&T Senior Women's Team. The applications are before a Selection Committee that comprises Technical Director Dion La Foucade, head coach James Thomas of Wales, Jinelle James, the Director of Women's Football and Trevor Gomes of the Normalisation Committee and Amiel Mohammed, the acting General Secretary of the T&T Football Association (T&TFA).

With Thomas expected to begin training next week, the committee was working to complete an assessment of all the applications yesterday, before arriving on a shortlist of each position.

The positions of Assistant Coach for which there are 15 applicants: Equipment Manager (12): Goalkeeper Coach (4): and Team Manager (18), were advertised to the public last week.

Richard Hood, who was initially chosen for the assistant coaching job before the decision was rescinded because of what was deemed an improper selection process, has confirmed that he has applied for the same position.

Hood led the T&T's Under-20 Women's team to the quarterfinal of the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championships in the Dominican Republic last year and was the overwhelming choice for the head coaching position earlier this year.

However, he did not make a final shortlist of five that was recommended to the FIFA-installed Normalisation Committee. That recommendation was made by a Selection Committee which included James, Norris Ferguson (Former W Connection manager), Richard Chinapoo (Ex-National player), Richard Piper (former national team manager) and La Foucade (the technical director).

Hood told Guardian Media Sports last week he was unsure of whether he would apply for the job. However, on Tuesday, he said: "After much deliberation, I decided to tender an application."

Dernelle Mascall, who was also chosen for the other assistant coaching position, refused to comment on whether she had applied.

For each position, a minimum of at least three applicants will be catered for in the interviewing process to take place over three days, starting on Thursday and continuing through Friday and Saturday. Guardian Media Sports was informed that by next week Wednesday the normalisation committee will have the recommendations for each position.



Even so ... how is it that the person(s) who took responsibility for the previous flawed process (their acknowledgement, not my characterization) are involved in this supposedly arms length process? Recusal should have been the route to go.

Might have been a genius of an idea to let the same parties who decided on the MNT coach to pronounce on this matter also.

Any outcome here is a function of the lesser or least of evils.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2021, 02:30:57 PM by asylumseeker »

Offline Flex

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17374
  • A Trini 4 Real.
    • View Profile
    • Soca Warriors Online
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #637 on: July 10, 2021, 08:05:48 AM »
TTFA advertises for women’s football staff positions.
T&T Guardian Reports.


Persons interested in filling the positions of Rehabilitation Specialist and Strength and Conditioning Coach of the senior women's national team will have until Sunday to apply as advertised by the T&T Football Association (TTFA) through the Fifa-installed Normalisation Committee headed by businessman Robert Hadad.

In a release to the media via its Media Officer Shaun Fuentes on Friday, the TTFA said that it was now accepting applications for the positions and it also noted that applicants are asked to submit their resume, contact information and a copy of all related documents by sending an email to technical.ttfa@gmail.com no later than 3 pm on Sunday.

Back in April, the TTFA appointed Welshman James Thomas as head coach of the women's national senior team.

The holder of a UEFA A License and a UEFA Elite Youth A License, Thomas was most recently the assistant coach and performance analyst of the Wales senior women's national team. The former Cardiff City Ladies FC has signed an initial one-year contract with an option to extend for a further year.

And recently it was stated that 49 applicants had applied for women's staff positions.

The applications were said to be before a Selection Committee that comprises Technical Director Dion La Foucade, head coach Thomas of Wales, Jinelle James, the Director of Women's Football and Trevor Gomes of the Normalisation Committee and Amiel Mohammed, the acting general secretary of TTFA.

The positions of assistant coach for which there are 15 applicants including equipment manager (12), goalkeeper coach (4) and team manager (18), were advertised to the public, last week.

Richard Hood, who was initially chosen for the assistant coaching job before the decision was rescinded because of what was deemed an improper selection process, has confirmed that he has applied for the same position.

Hood led the T&T's Under-20 Women's team to the quarterfinal of the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championships in the Dominican Republic last year and was the overwhelming choice for the head coaching position earlier this year.

However, he did not make a final shortlist of five that was recommended to the FIFA-installed Normalisation Committee. That recommendation was made by a Selection Committee which included James, Norris Ferguson (Former W Connection manager), Richard Chinapoo (Ex-National player), Richard Piper (former national team manager) and La Foucade (the technical director).

Ex-player Dernelle Mascall, who was also chosen for the other assistant coaching position, refused to comment on whether she had applied.

Applicants for the position of Rehabilitation Specialist must be able to:

- To be a member of TTFA’s Integrated Sports Medicine and Science team.

- To collaborate with the Sports medicine and Science team to create pathways for injury prevention strategies specific to football.

- To collaborate with the Sports medicine team to create evidence-based injury management protocols.

- To be able to implement pitch side emergency action protocols.

- To assist the Head Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach in the implementation of the training programme of said National Team.

- To create own filing system and recordkeeping in relation to the physical conditioning of Players and be able to produce reports on same as requested (in conjunction with Strength and Conditioning Coach)

- To be able to report to the Team Physician/ Chief Medical Officer on status of injuries of players.

- To assist with pre-participation examinations of players.

- To create and maintain in conjunction with Team Physician, the Team medical bag.

- To implement comprehensive evaluation, diagnoses, prognosis and plan consultation with players and technical staff and be able and willing to refer to other healthcare professionals.

Qualifications: Minimum First Degree in Physical Therapy or Athletic Training.

Experience: Previous similar experience with athletes and performance experience is an asset. Registration with the Physiotherapy Association of T&T or registration in Health and Care Professions Council or recognition in American Physical Therapy Association, or equivalent.

Skills: The ideal candidate would possess a high degree of organizational skills, planning skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills, report writing and budget preparation. Should also be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Candidate should also be able highly motivated, a team player and problem solver.

Applicants for the position of Strength and Conditioning Coach must be able to:

- To be a member of TTFA’s Integrated Sports Medicine and Science team

- To collaborate with the Integrated Sports Medicine and Science team to create pathways for strength and conditioning strategies specific to football.

- To create own filing system and recordkeeping in relation to the physical conditioning of Players and be able to produce reports on same as requested (in conjunction with Rehabilitation Specialist)

- Design individualised training prescription (training programme) considering recommendations from Sport Medicine and Sport Science reports/findings.

- Proper instruction of resistance training exercise technique, speed development and sport conditioning

- Implement testing and evaluation of physical performance.

- Oversee the performance training programs assigned.

- Update and modify documented training prescriptions (training programme) as recommended.

-Present proposed training prescription (training programme) prior to implementation to Coach, Sport Science and Medicine team.

- Assist in Sport Science monitoring and evaluation protocols.

- Maintain Adult CPR/AED-First Aid certifications (Important Covid-19 update).

Qualifications: Possess an (updated) Accredited Certification -Strength and Conditioning OR Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Exercise Science. At least 60 hours or more of recent sport training experience.

Experience: Working Knowledge of Sport Programming, Human Anatomy, Kinesiology and Physiology or equivalent.

Skills: The ideal candidate would possess a high degree of organizational skills, planning skills, interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, report writing, supervisory, management skills and budget preparation. Should also be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Candidate should also be able highly motivated, a team player, problem solver, innovative, creative, and resourceful.

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Offline asylumseeker

  • Moderator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17330
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #638 on: July 10, 2021, 08:47:28 AM »
Money is being poured into football for women and each time the TTFA makes an announcement it is in the category of an emergency filing? Surely dahis de best way to cast a wide net. ::)  I have a wuk I want to advertise. The deadline is today. By sunset.

It apparently was not on the radar at the time of prior needs assessment.

Good that a rehab specific employee is in the pipeline, but what is the rationale for the arseness of such an imminent deadline? Let me guess, a compliance mandate that needs to be satisfied?

The Qualifications sections also seems to be poorly framed.

Offline Flex

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17374
  • A Trini 4 Real.
    • View Profile
    • Soca Warriors Online
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #639 on: July 27, 2021, 01:57:16 PM »
Womens' team start training but no local coaches
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


There are concerns that an agreement by the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee to select an all-local staff to support coach Welshman James Thomas and the T&T Senior Women's team, will not be upheld.

Guardian Media Sports was reliably informed by two coaches, one of whom applied for the assistant coach's job, that a decision was taken to seek options abroad for the assistant coach position. Speaking on the condition of anonymity the coach said: "I was told that they are looking for the assistant coach in either Ireland or Wales."

However, it is unsure, if foreign options are being considered to fill the other positions.

On April 28, Thomas was announced as the T&T Women's coach, and on June 16, invitations went out for the positions of Team Manager, Assistant Coach, Goalkeeper Coach and Equipment Manager and a total of 49 applications that comprised 18 for team manager; 15 for the assistant coach; four for goalkeeper coach; and 12 for equipment manager, were received.

The applicants were put through a selection process that lasted more than a month, by a Selection Committee comprising Thomas, Director of Women's Football Jinelle James, the former national player now turn coach Richard Chinapoo, and Technical Director Dion La Foucade. But after appearing to have sworn to an oath of secrecy about the process, one member confirmed that the choices were made and given to the normalisation committee, being led by businessman Robert Hadad for its final decision two weeks ago. For each position, a total of three names were recommended to Hadad and his members - attorney Judy Daniel, Nicholas Gomez and Nigel Romano.

Guardian Media Sports reached out to Gomez via WhatsApp last week, asking if there was any truth in rumours that there were intentions about going overseas for an assistant coach, as well as for an update on the status of the selection process for the women's team. To both questions, Gomez replied: "T&TFA will issue a media release at the appropriate time."

Meanwhile, the senior women's team began training two weeks ago under Thomas. Gomez was again asked to confirm whether the women's team began training via WhatsApp, but to this, he did not respond.

Jefferson George, interim president of the Unified Football Coaches of T&T (UFCTT) said he too heard about the rumours of a foreign coach for the assistant coach position, noting if this is true then he would be very disappointed.

"Initially the normalisation committee said they were going for a local staff, but now I am not sure what's going on. I hope that the normalisation committee does not go against its word to hire local coaches. We have been liaising with the normalisation committee and we were told that we would be contacted before any decision is made, but we were not. I don't know what's the reason for all the secrecy," George said.

The unified coaches boss noted that from the looks of it, a decision on who the assistant coach will seem to have been made already, as the women's team has already begun training. He said it also appears that all the other positions have been filled as well.

In June, Richard Hood and Dernelle Mascall were chosen for the positions of assistant coaches. However, that decision had to be overturned amid complaints by other local coaches that the process was not transparent.

Hood took the Under-20 Women to the quarterfinal round of the CONCACAF Women's Championships in the Dominican Republic in 2020 and is considered the front runner locally for the assistant coaching job.

George said he will not support any decision that will not be of benefit to his members, claiming if there are concerns about local coaches not having the experience, then giving them opportunities to coach is the only way they can get experience.

He concluded: "To besides there are lots of very qualified and experienced coaches here. And in addition to that, they are less expensive and they know the local players well."

The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
TTFA appoints senior women's team coaching staff
« Reply #640 on: July 29, 2021, 09:29:19 AM »
TTFA appoints senior women's team coaching staff
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


THE T&T Football Association (TTFA) has appointed its senior women’s national team staff which will work alongside head coach James Thomas.

Thomas will lead a team consisting of Charlie Mitchell (assistant coach and performance analyst), James Baird (goalkeeper coach), Joanne Daniel (manager), Terry Johnson-Jeremiah (equipment manager), Atiba Downes (strength and conditioning coach) and Aqilya Gomez (rehab specialist).

A statement issued by the local association on Wednesday said the positions were filled using a robust recruitment system of candidate reviews and interviews by a selection panel consisting of TTFA technical director Dion La Foucade, women’s football director Jinelle James, former national player Richard Chinapoo and coach Thomas.

The panel reviewed the candidates’ applications and created a short list for each position. The short-listed candidates were then invited to an interview process where they were assessed on their credentials, tactical knowledge, coaching style and ability and willingness to learn.

Downes and Gomez were evaluated using a similar process under the guidance of the TTFA’s Return to Play Medical Committee.

Commenting on the process, Thomas said, “For us to get back to being competitive on the international stage, it was crucially important that we provide the players with a safe, respectful, competitive and challenging learning environment, and to do that we followed a thorough and rigorous recruitment process for all staff positions.”

Thomas was appointed national team coach in April. He holds a UEFA A License and a UEFA Elite Youth A License, previously served as assistant coach and performance analyst of the Wales women’s team. He also worked with the Wales national performance squad, as well as Wales' Under-19 and U-17 teams.

He added, “For our team to perform at a level acceptable for the nation and its fans, we need them to become learners. Learning every session, every day, every game to become better players.

“For this to happen, we needed to surround the players with staff that also are dedicated to their own learning every single day and continually wanting to better themselves.

“We cannot ask and expect the players to push and challenge themselves to be better every day, if the staff don’t do the same. We have to be the standard setters.”

All of the selected candidates were then recommended to the normalisation committee for appointment and accepted contractual terms that were affordable to the TTFA, given its financial constraints.

Mitchell, the only additional member of staff who is a non-resident, will be available for training camps and competitions and his services as a performance analyst will also be made available to other national teams such as the senior men.

Over the last few weeks, a training pool of approximately 60 players across T&T underwent medical assessments with the assistance of TTFA’s partner HealthNet Caribbean Limited and fitness assessments, overseen by Movements Mechanics, to determine baseline health and fitness levels.

Thomas is scheduled to select his final local training squad in early August after holding training sessions in each island. This was facilitated with the support of the Tobago Football Association.

Additionally, the TTFA will be launching the Women’s National Team Coach Mentorship Programme very soon to increase the platform and opportunities for women coaches.

This will provide opportunities for ex-national players through FIFA’s Women’s Development Programme for coach education and development.

The candidate will also be mentored by Thomas, work with the newly appointed staff as an assistant coach and benefit from workshops and pitch side training in performance analysis and overall coach development.

Thomas said that there are nations much smaller than T&T on the FIFA Rankings that are ranked much higher because these nations and their coaches recognise the importance of coach development and education to benefit their national teams.

He said, “This is why I have also suggested and been working behind the scenes for a few weeks on a women’s national team coach mentoring programme for talented local coaches, and I’m really encouraged that the TTFA has been so receptive to the proposal.”

“I want to leave the women’s national team and the coaches dedicated to their development, within the T&T women’s football arena, in a stronger place than I found it.

“I believe this mentorship programme can improve both the players and coaches for the benefit of the National Teams for years to come, which is something I am hugely passionate about.”
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline ABTrini

  • Sr. Warrior
  • ****
  • Posts: 295
    • View Profile
Re: TTFA appoints senior women's team coaching staff
« Reply #641 on: July 29, 2021, 07:01:53 PM »
TTFA appoints senior women's team coaching staff
By Jonathan Ramnanansingh (T&T Newsday)


THE T&T Football Association (TTFA) has appointed its senior women’s national team staff which will work alongside head coach James Thomas.

Thomas will lead a team consisting of Charlie Mitchell (assistant coach and performance analyst), James Baird (goalkeeper coach), Joanne Daniel (manager), Terry Johnson-Jeremiah (equipment manager), Atiba Downes (strength and conditioning coach) and Aqilya Gomez (rehab specialist).

A statement issued by the local association on Wednesday said the positions were filled using a robust recruitment system of candidate reviews and interviews by a selection panel consisting of TTFA technical director Dion La Foucade, women’s football director Jinelle James, former national player Richard Chinapoo and coach Thomas.

The panel reviewed the candidates’ applications and created a short list for each position. The short-listed candidates were then invited to an interview process where they were assessed on their credentials, tactical knowledge, coaching style and ability and willingness to learn.

Downes and Gomez were evaluated using a similar process under the guidance of the TTFA’s Return to Play Medical Committee.

Commenting on the process, Thomas said, “For us to get back to being competitive on the international stage, it was crucially important that we provide the players with a safe, respectful, competitive and challenging learning environment, and to do that we followed a thorough and rigorous recruitment process for all staff positions.”

Thomas was appointed national team coach in April. He holds a UEFA A License and a UEFA Elite Youth A License, previously served as assistant coach and performance analyst of the Wales women’s team. He also worked with the Wales national performance squad, as well as Wales' Under-19 and U-17 teams.

He added, “For our team to perform at a level acceptable for the nation and its fans, we need them to become learners. Learning every session, every day, every game to become better players.

“For this to happen, we needed to surround the players with staff that also are dedicated to their own learning every single day and continually wanting to better themselves.

“We cannot ask and expect the players to push and challenge themselves to be better every day, if the staff don’t do the same. We have to be the standard setters.”

All of the selected candidates were then recommended to the normalisation committee for appointment and accepted contractual terms that were affordable to the TTFA, given its financial constraints.

Mitchell, the only additional member of staff who is a non-resident, will be available for training camps and competitions and his services as a performance analyst will also be made available to other national teams such as the senior men.

Over the last few weeks, a training pool of approximately 60 players across T&T underwent medical assessments with the assistance of TTFA’s partner HealthNet Caribbean Limited and fitness assessments, overseen by Movements Mechanics, to determine baseline health and fitness levels.

Thomas is scheduled to select his final local training squad in early August after holding training sessions in each island. This was facilitated with the support of the Tobago Football Association.

Additionally, the TTFA will be launching the Women’s National Team Coach Mentorship Programme very soon to increase the platform and opportunities for women coaches.

This will provide opportunities for ex-national players through FIFA’s Women’s Development Programme for coach education and development.

The candidate will also be mentored by Thomas, work with the newly appointed staff as an assistant coach and benefit from workshops and pitch side training in performance analysis and overall coach development.

Thomas said that there are nations much smaller than T&T on the FIFA Rankings that are ranked much higher because these nations and their coaches recognise the importance of coach development and education to benefit their national teams.

He said, “This is why I have also suggested and been working behind the scenes for a few weeks on a women’s national team coach mentoring programme for talented local coaches, and I’m really encouraged that the TTFA has been so receptive to the proposal.”

“I want to leave the women’s national team and the coaches dedicated to their development, within the T&T women’s football arena, in a stronger place than I found it.

“I believe this mentorship programme can improve both the players and coaches for the benefit of the National Teams for years to come, which is something I am hugely passionate about.”
I am not familiar with any of the coaches named to this program so I will not comment- I have one question:

Do we have any qualified females that could have been considered as an assistant ?

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
Hood: Slap in the face for local coaches
« Reply #642 on: July 31, 2021, 08:02:16 AM »
Hood: Slap in the face for local coaches
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)

A sell-out by the Selection Committee of Jinelle James- Director of Women's Football, Dion La Foucade- Technical Director, James Thomas- National Women's Team coach and Richard Chinapoo- a former national player, is how some enraged former players and current local coaches have described the announcement of Welshman Charlie Mitchell as the new assistant coach to the T&T women's team.

Almost two months after an agreement was reached between the Unified Football Coaches Association (UFCA) and the Robert Hadad-led FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee to appoint an all-local staff to assist Thomas, comes the unpredictable recruitment of Mitchell, who will only be available for Senior Women’s National Team camps and competitions.

He fills the official position of assistant coach and performance analyst and will make his services available to the country's senior men's team when needed.

Mitchell, a British-born coach and compatriot Thomas, together with the newly appointed Goalkeeping coach James Baird, a Scottish-born, who have played professionally in T&T Pro League with Tobago United, North East Stars and Central FC, from 2007 to 2016 as a goalkeeper, are the three foreign coaches hired.

British-born Joanne Daniel is the new team manager, while Terry Johnson-Jeremiah (Equipment Manager), Atiba Downes (Strength and Conditioning Coach) and Aqilya Gomez (Rehab Specialist) are the local appointments.

Mitchell's appointment has sparked rage and disappointment among the football fraternity, many of whom accused the selection committee of sell out. A high-ranking Women's Football League administrator who spoke to Guardian Media Sports on the condition of anonymity said: "If they wanted to select Richard Hood and Dernelle Mascall for the positions of assistant coaches, as they did before, then they would have done so. They couldn't have been influenced by the normalisation committee members because they are the ones with the football knowledge.

And furthermore, they could not have been influenced by the national coach because he too, does not know anything about the local coaches."

In an effort to find out why the decision was changed from the original agreement to appoint an all-local technical staff to support coach Thomas, Guardian Media Sports reached out to Foucade, who said that our questions need to be directed to the T&T Football Association (TTFA) media officer, while efforts to contact James (Jinelle) on the same issue also proved futile.

Guardian Media Sports also reached out to normalisation committee member Nicholas Gomez via a WhatsApp message on the matter. He read it but did not respond.

Hood, a former Tranquility Secondary School InterCol goalkeeper, who saw himself as the front-runner for the position of assistant coach, said he was not taken by surprise because when he did not get a call or a message for more than a month from the Committee after being interviewed, he decided to prepare for the worst.

Hood, who took the country's Under-20 Women's team to the quarterfinals of the 2020 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championships in the Dominican Republic, was two months ago was appointed as the assistant coach to Thomas. However, his appointment sparked controversy because of a lack of transparency in the selection process.

The Police FC coach issued a release on Thursday regarding the recent development. It stated: "I view this as a slap in the face of all local coaches in general and in particular, those that have been working in the said program tirelessly for years without remuneration. Coaches like Marlon Charles, Rajesh Latchoo, Jason Spence, Glennon Foncette, Chris Bailey and myself, to name a few. I have worked in this programme since 2008. I was Assistant coach of the 2010 U17 team that competed in the World Cup in T&T. That team holds the distinction of being the only team from this country to win a game at any World Cup tournament. I led the senior women’s team to a runner up position in the CFU Olympic Qualifiers in 2011, which was the greatest disappointment of my coaching career so far. I was in charge of the team that competed in the Pan American games the said year, were most noteworthy, we drew with the mighty Mexico 1-1.

Local coaches have worked assiduously to improve the standard of play with extremely limited resources and we have foolishly accepted it because of the love of the country and the players. There was never money when a local coach was at the helm. I await the public outcry and to hear what our Coaches Association has to offer regarding this situation if anything."

Meanwhile, Jefferson George, the interim president of the UFCA told Guardian Media Sports that he could not explain why there was a change to include foreign coaches in the recruitment process, noting further that there are too many unanswered questions.

George said news of the new assistant coach, was followed by promises by many local coaches to never again consider accepting jobs to coach in T&T. much less apply for a job.

He said that what is also baffling is the fact that Mitchell appears to be less qualified and experienced than most of our local coaches. However, information reaching Guardian Media Limited shows that Mitchell is the holder of UEFA's A and B Licenses, he holds an MSc and BSc in Sports Coaching, and an Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management (level 7).
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Trini _2022

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 12961
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #643 on: July 31, 2021, 10:40:55 AM »
OH MY .....
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/sh8SeGmzai4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/sh8SeGmzai4</a>

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #644 on: August 01, 2021, 07:56:20 AM »
Welsh Dragons, Paradise Islands and World Cup Dreams: An in-depth interview with James Thomas
By Iain King (sportscareersagency.com)


May 18, 2021

JAMES THOMAS' suitcases are packed, his body is at home in Brithdir, Caerphilly, in the Valleys of his Welsh homeland, his heart and soul are already in Trinidad and Tobago.

Last month Sport Careers Agency client James landed a plum job as Head Coach of the twin islands' women's team after emerging from a daunting pool of 195 applicants.

Former Welsh women's assistant-coach Thomas has been handed a dual portfolio by the TTFA.

Part One of his mission is to drive the national side towards their first ever World Cup Finals in Australia and New Zealand in 2023.

Part Two is to create a National Performance Centre and a player pathway to ensure a gifted nation maintains a conveyor belt of talented female footballers.

Now all he needs is a break in the COVID-19 travel restrictions so he can make it to Port of Spain to get started.

James stressed: “World Cup qualification, that's my initial ambition, the first hurdle is to make the CONCACAF tournament and after that can we make the big one.

“To do that we need to over-achieve given the tough region we are in. As regards the infrastructure?

“It's about developing the game domestically and producing a pathway for the players.

“In 10 years' time I want to be able to look back and say there is a legacy in that national team that I helped to create by putting together a National Performance Centre.

“I also want to help with the Coach Education and I feel I have two distinct and very different pathways in this role.”

James is one of those coaches who, when you speak with him in-depth, it feels like every step on his career to this point has been preparing him for this job.

His work at both the Bristol Academy and with the Welsh international set-up saw him mentor younger players and guide them towards the top teams.

That rock-solid record in talent development singled him out for his new employers.

And Thomas reflected: “I'm looking at players who came through our Bristol Academy like Lauren Hemp who is now a senior England international, plays for Manchester City and is rated one of the best in the world.

“I want to leave that kind of mark on T & T as well and have them go on to play in the top leagues in America or Europe.

“I want to create an environment that gives the players the opportunity to do that.”

After 14 months of living through a pandemic that has deeply affected coaches across the globe there are signs of light at the end of the tunnel.

Yet towering obstacles still remain for those who want to travel to take on new positions.

With T and T airspace closed after a spike in COVID cases, James' initial plan was to fly to Barbados from London and then get on a repatriation flight to Trinidad and Tobago with special Government permission.

Now, though, those crucial island-hopping flights are cancelled, he remains a coach with his bags packed just waiting for the call to start his new life.

He confessed: “I just want to get there now, figuring out the travel arrangements because of COVID-19 has a been a nightmare.”

James' 25-year journey in coaching is an intriguing one that started out working as a community coach at Cardiff City.

That would lead to his first big adventure coaching in camps in California before working with girls' teams in the beautiful surroundings of Long Beach.

He admitted: “It was a great lifestyle and when I came home I worked for Manchester United soccer schools.

“I guess in my mind looking back, though, I was still not convinced you could coach full-time because I took a few years out of the game to see other parts of life.

“I always kept my Continuous Professional Development up to date, though, and my licences intact and I am so glad I did.”

The bug bit again and James picked up a role working with the Gloucestershire FA's U16 Girls squad.

Door started to open. That led him to a post with Bristol Academy in the Women's Soccer League and he was back to two nights' training a week plus a game and his day job.

That's a commitment familiar to so many who yearn to work in football as their ONLY job.

James smiled: “That's why I was delighted to then move full-time at Bristol in the Academy.

“I was working as Academy Team Head Coach, in the first team environment as an assistant, coaching an age group, running the 16-19 College Program and becoming engulfed in it all again.”

The work James had done at Bristol brought him to the notice of the successful Jayne Ludlow-led coaching regime that was rejuvenating the Welsh women's international set-up.

Under Ludlow James had three fruitful years, soaking up knowledge across a myriad of different roles.

Thomas was U16 Girls Head Coach in UEFA Development Tournaments, Assistant Coach with the U17 and U19 international squads and also an assistant coach and Performance Analyst with the top team.

You could say the Football Association of Wales got their money's worth!

It was a hectic, demanding and challenging time but one that has been the making of him.

Wales twice came close to reaching a play-off for a first major finals, finishing second to England in World Cup qualifying in 2018, a campaign which saw Ludlow's side go 687 minutes without conceding a goal.

They were then also edged out by Northern Ireland in European Championship qualifying in 2020, losing out on a head-to-head record after two draws with Kenny Shiels' side.

When Ludlow made her decision to quit James hit the pause button to assess what his next career steps should be.

The Trinidad and Tobago job became vacant. He knew the competition would be fierce but confesses he didn't expect the candidate pool to reach that staggering level of 195 applicants.

James smiled: “Week One it was 75, then it was 120 and then it was 195 and I must admit I started to fear I wouldn't get an interview.

“So when I did I thought I had done well and when it narrowed down to just five I chose to look at it positively and think if I didn't get it this process was going to help me so much in the future.

“I went through a two-hour interview with the Technical Director and International Committee and within a week I was meeting the General Secretary and the offer was made.

“I'm proud that I came out of an applicant pool like that and I feel I have been lucky in one major respect.

“Throughout my career I have never once been pigeon-holed. I have always been able to move across the age groups and stay involved with the senior teams.

“With Wales one of the huge attractions was that I got to work with the 16s, the 17s, the 19s, and Senior international players.

“I was constantly changing skillsets and learning with each group and that has been hugely valuable in this process.

“My priority with Trinidad and Tobago is the Senior Women's National Team but we also have a pathway underneath that too that we need to reinvigorate and revamp.

“I have shown that I have been able to work with the Under-20s and teams like that and I could be the link between the Academy and the first team.

“I feel that experience can be invaluable in my new role, watching their personalities change as they grow up as players.”

James began doing his homework during that exhaustive interview process, investigating the current rosters, tracking down footage of T and T's players.

The nation possesses talents like 26-year-old defender Liana Hinds who stars for IBV in Iceland and makes her living playing full-time in Europe.

Thomas, though, reasoned: “I am inheriting a varied squad, some domestic players, some playing NCAA Division 1 or 2 in University soccer in the USA.

“Then you have some who are playing pro in Scandinavia and South America so it is very diverse and the challenge is to mesh them together as a team that will be successful on the international stage.

“One of my roles is to launch that National Performance Centre domestically so we can get players playing at the best level we can.

“I did my research before my interview, though, watching the standard of players I could be involved with and it is exciting.”

The Trinidad and Tobago Under-20s shone in the recent CONCACAF tournament and there are signs of what can be achieved.

James is now laying the plans for his first international camp with the Senior Women's National Team .

By then he will know his new country's fate in the World Cup qualifying draw and he is framing a 10-day get-together with two games to replicate what the players will face when the real thing kicks off.

Thomas maintained: “We need to get into the habit of working together, build-up, game, recovery, then go again.

“That will prepare us for the qualifiers which start in October and then we look to make the CONCACAF tournament when America and Canada come into the mix.

“It's a very tough region and we haven't played for 12 months which has left us 71st in the FIFA rankings.

“We are eighth in the CONCACAF ranking now too and that's frustrating because we know we are better than where we are placed. We just need to play again.”

James had the chance to look over his new place of work, the Home of Football in Trinidad and Tobago, and that has whetted his appetite further.

Futsal and Beach Soccer are also big parts of the game's development on the islands and are also housed there.

He revealed: “It has excellent training fields with a hotel attached too and it is impressive. It looks good and the biggest stadium is 22,000 capacity, it's a good time to be going there.”

James himself will settle in a hotel at first before he apartment hunts in Port of Spain as his initial 18-month contract with the TTFA kicks off.

He knows those two weeks of numbing quarantine will beckon when he finally touches down in T and T.

Yet he grinned ruefully: “You know, I am in the Valleys right now and it hasn't been dry for around two weeks, the forecast is slightly different for Port of Spain!

“I had so many mates when I told them I got the job who didn't offer me congratulations but just warned me I was going to need some strong sun cream!

“I know that I will be locked in that room for two weeks but I guess that's a luxury we never have as coaches.

“I have been breaking down some of the teams we could face already, looking at their games and starting the process.

“That process will continue in quarantine and I have started building the slides for our Game Model too.

“Also like many coaches I am using this time to educate myself.

“The Welsh FA Coaches Conference, for example, is online this weekend and I can attend that virtually and learn there which is a huge bonus.

“These are all things you never get the chance to concentrate on fully when we are full-on.

“So I will make the most of every minute locked in that room to my advantage.

“With this job I guess you get to a time where you think it is me now, I need to become that decision-maker.

“It has come sooner than I planned it to for me but this was an opportunity I just couldn't turn down. I can't wait to get started.”

JAMES THOMAS ON THE SERVICE HE RECEIVED FROM SPORT CAREERS AGENCY

“THE people who have seen my CV the first reaction is always: “Who has done that and how do I get one?"

“All the feedback is so positive, it was very professionally put together and visually it looks superb. I can't recommend Sport Careers highly enough.”
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #645 on: August 12, 2021, 04:07:59 PM »
Field of Dreams host Steve David and Unified Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago (UFCTT) Interim President Jefferson George discuss the appointment of the coaching staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Women's Senior Team.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/urXka4rnzXM" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/urXka4rnzXM</a>
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Flex

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17374
  • A Trini 4 Real.
    • View Profile
    • Soca Warriors Online
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #646 on: August 22, 2021, 01:38:44 PM »
Women's footballers drawn in Group F of Qualifiers.
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian).


T&T women's footballers have been drawn in Group F of the Concacaf FIFA World Cup Qualifiers along with Guyana, Nicaragua, Dominica and the Turks and Caicos Islands. They will open at home against Nicaragua.

The group is one of six groups of five teams chosen from teams ranked third and under in the FIFA Women's rankings as of July 2021, for the 30 Concacaf Member Associations. Action will take place during the FIFA Women’s Match Windows of November 2021 and April 2022, and will serve as the preliminary round of the 2022 Concacaf W Championship.

At an official draw on Saturday, it was decided that the road to a revamped 2022 Concacaf World Championship will take place among the 30 teams in the CONCACAF, and the group winners will advance for an opportunity to qualify for the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023, as well as the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris France and the Women's Gold Cup that same year.

The other groups comprise- Group A: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda and Anguilla; Group B: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Saint Kitts and Nevis, US Virgin Islands, and Curacao; Group C: Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Grenada and Cayman Islands; Group D: Panama, El Salvador, Barbados, Belize and Aruba and Group E: Haiti, Cuba, Honduras, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the British Virgin Islands.

National coach, Welshman James Thomas began training about a month ago and will be expected to be among the top team in his group. After being joined by his staff a few weeks ago, the coach will host the media in a Zoom meeting on Sunday to explain how he feels about the group he has been drawn in.

Saturday's draw was hosted by former Canadian Women’s National team player and Olympic bronze medalist Kaylyn Kyle and Concacaf Head of Women’s Football Karina LeBlanc, and consisted CONCACAF General Secretary Philippe Moggio, former Jamaica international Tashana Vincent and former Guatemala U-17 and U-20 international Lauren Mark.

It revealed: " After group stage play, where each nation will play two matches at home and two matches away, the top finisher in each of the groups will advance to the CONCACAF W Championship, joining the top two ranked CONCACAF nations (USA and Canada) who have received a bye straight to the W Championship."

It noted that as announced on Thursday last (August 19), the revamped 2022 CONCACAF W Championship is one of the two new major women’s summer competitions taking place from 2021 through 2024. This important tournament will serve as the Confederation’s Qualifier to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 and the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games.

In total, eight teams will participate in the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship, including the USA and Canada, and the six CONCACAF W Qualifiers group winners. After Group Stage play, the top two finishers in each group will qualify for the competition’s semifinals and guarantee their place in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023.

Additionally, both Group Stage third place finishers will advance to a FIFA Women’s World Cup intercontinental play-off. At the conclusion of the event, the winning nation will guarantee its place in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games Women’s Football Tournament and the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup.

The runner-up and the third place will also progress to a Concacaf Olympic play-in to be played in September of 2023. The winner of the play-in will also guarantee their place in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games and the 2024 W Gold Cup.

RELATED NEWS

Women's team want to bring smiles back to Trinidad and Tobago football
By Jelani Beckles (T&T Newsday).


HEAD coach of the Trinidad and Tobago's women’s senior football team James Thomas said the responsibility of bringing smiles back to T&T football fans by delivering quality performances is one they take seriously.

Thomas, hired in April, has three months to prepare the national team for the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Championship qualifiers which kick off in November.

T&T were drawn in Group F alongside Guyana, Nicaragua, Dominica and Turks and Caicos Islands. Matches will be played in November 2021 and April 2022.

Thirty teams were drawn into six groups of five. Each team will play two home and two away matches in a single round-robin format. The six group winners will advance to the final Concacaf tournament.

The Concacaf tournament will serve as the qualifiers for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

“Success is so important and it’s something that again as I said every day we are fighting for…players really want it and so do the staff and everybody around that are supporting us,” Thomas told journalists on Sunday during a Zoom session.

T&T football reached one of its lowest points in history earlier this year when the T&T men’s football senior team were knocked out in the first round of the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

In June, T&T drew 0-0 with Bahamas and were eliminated. Bahamas at the time were ranked 201st in the world.

Thomas said the challenge ahead is one they will embrace. “I think it is absolutely vital to put a smile on the faces of the fans because as you said there has been kind of a rough time recently. I think it is important that we now are the ones that need to carry that burden because it is, but it is a good burden to have because it gives us hopefully some support.”

Thomas, who is aware that we are still in a pandemic, said it will be exciting to play at home in front of fans.

“It will be fantastic if we are at the point sometime soon depending on regulations that we could play in front of our fans because that is something that will be fantastic…just to give the fans something to be proud of.

“It is a huge responsibility that we carry everyday and every decision that I make and everything that I do is about that, is about making this team as successful as we possibly can.”

Thomas, who is from Wales, believes T&T have been placed in a favourable group.

“It is a pleasing draw. There are certainly a couple teams in there that would have made the group slighter tougher I suppose, but at the end of the day international football is tough. To win a game in international football you need to be fully on our game. I am happy with the draw, but to be honest the thing I am the happiest about is that the draw is now done and we now have a focal point in terms of these four teams that we have to create the game plan to beat each (one) accordingly.”

Thomas is targeting two camps ahead of the qualifiers with the first one starting in September and another in October.

Women's coach pleased with W/Cup draw.
T&T Guardian Reports.


New women's football coach James Thomas of Wales is pleased with the draw ahead of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers, the CONCACAF World Championships which came off on Saturday.

The draw pits the T&T women in Group F alongside Dominica, Guyana, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Nicaragua, needing to top the group to advance.

Thomas who began training with the team about a month ago, held a virtual session with members of the media on Sunday afternoon, saying he can now focus on the teams he has to prepare for.

"The draw is something I've been building towards since I've been appointed. We were eagerly awaiting it. It's a very pleasing draw. There are certainly a couple of teams in there that would have made the group slightly tougher, I suppose, but at the end of the day international football is tough. To win a game in international football, you need to be fully on your game."

Thomas has 49 players currently in his training squad and a number of other potential players who have never played for the country at his disposal. They are to begin the qualifiers in November during the FIFA Women’s Match Windows of November 2021 and then in April 2022, which will also serve as the preliminary round of the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship. T&T is scheduled to begin at home against Nicaragua.

Thomas is scheduled to hold two camps in September and October and is attempting to secure two international friendly matches ahead of the start of competition.

He added: "In terms of the individual teams, for me, they are opponents whether they are first in the world rankings or 145th in the world, it makes no difference to how we will approach the preparation for these games."

« Last Edit: August 23, 2021, 01:41:40 PM by Flex »
The real measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Offline AZZURRI

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 1480
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #647 on: August 22, 2021, 08:55:03 PM »
Field of Dreams host Steve David and Unified Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago (UFCTT) Interim President Jefferson George discuss the appointment of the coaching staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Women's Senior Team.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/urXka4rnzXM" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/urXka4rnzXM</a>

Interesting.

Although, imo this show needs a different host.
It's painful to follow for a full show.
I'm not questioning Steve David's passion. The idea of the show is a good one, but it seems put together very haphazardly

Usually he doesn't seem very informed on topics and it stood out quite a bit on this one.
Throwing the race card in the manner in which he did it was a bit careless as well unfortunately...


Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #648 on: August 26, 2021, 03:34:11 PM »
Marlon Charles expecting no surprises from Group F Women's World Cup Qualifiers
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


Former national Women's football coach Marlon Charles is not expecting any surprises when the Women Soca Warriors contest Group F of the CONCACAF/FIFA World Cup Qualifiers starting in November during the FIFA Women's Window.

At the CONCACAF draw on Saturday last, the Women Warriors were drawn in Group F which comprises Dominica, Nicaragua, Guyana and the Turks and Caicos Islands. They need to win the group to progress.

The other groups are- Group A: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname, Anguilla; Group B: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Saint Kitts and Nevis, US Virgin Islands, Curaçao; Group C: Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Grenada, Cayman Islands; Group D: Panama, El Salvador, Barbados, Belize, Aruba; and Group E: Haiti, Cuba, Honduras, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands.

All the group winners will join the USA and Canada, who are both on a bye into the final eight teams, at the CONCACAF World Championships and World Cup Qualifiers. The women's World Cup will be held in Australia and New Zealand in 2023.

The T&T team is being coached by Welshman James Thomas and he is being assisted by another Welshman Charlie Mitchell. The team began training more than a month ago and Thomas is planning two live-in camps in September and October respectively, and as many international friendly matches ahead of the start of qualifying action.

Charles told Guardian Media Sports he is not expecting any surprises when the action starts, once the T&T women's team prepares properly.

"I don't expect it to be like the Men's team because we have a number of really good players in the team presently. It's a group that we definitely should get out of easily but my only concern is whether the girls can deal with the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We see how many players from different sports such as tennis etc, have been complaining about mental health. Well, I believe that once the girls can cope with the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues, then they will be fine. It will now depend on how well they adapt in the midst of the pandemic," Charles explained.

Apart from COVID-19 and other problems, Charles believes the Guyanese team could be the only bit of concern for the T&T girls, as they have a very strong base of players in Canada and the United States.

"The Guyanese have always been able to source a number of players from Canada particularly, but once our team begins to train and do so properly, we can be a dominant team at any tournament," Charles said further.

The T&T women are expected to open their campaign at home to Nicaragua.

Charles called on the players to not take any team for granted and pointed to what happened with the T&T men's team at the qualifiers.

In the Men's World Cup qualifiers, the TT team failed to emerge from a simple group that comprised Guyana, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and St Kitts/Nevis.

Like the women, they needed to finish as the top team but drew with Puerto Rico 1-1 and Bahamas 0-0, and won against Guyana 3-0 and St Kitts/Nevis 2-0.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #649 on: August 27, 2021, 12:54:39 PM »
Trinidad and Tobago Women's National Team relishing increased competition
Concacaf.com


The decision of Concacaf to introduce new international competitions for women’s national teams, the Concacaf W Championship in 2022 and the first W Gold Cup in 2024, is being welcomed with open arms around the region.

That includes Trinidad and Tobago, where DF and Captain Karyn Forbes is already eagerly anticipating the opportunity to have a chance to qualify for a first ever W Gold Cup.

“My sister [GK Kimika], who plays for Trinidad and Tobago as well, we were having a discussion when the men were playing in the Gold Cup and we said, ‘We should get to be able to play at least in the Gold Cup as well and get more playing time.’ When we saw that came to pass, it was really exciting because now we have so much more to look forward to and the women’s game is growing,” said Forbes in an exclusive interview with Concacaf.com.

“It will also be an opportunity for players to be seen on the world’s stage for contracts and stuff like that, so it is awesome,” added Forbes.

That reaction was shared by her international teammates, who are already getting themselves ready for the start of W Championship Qualifying in November.

“Right now, we are training for the qualifiers, so everyone is really pumped and really excited about more football opportunities, because in our country right now we aren’t playing much football competitively. Having this as an avenue so we can play qualifiers and then for Gold Cup is awesome, because you know you will be active for a very long time, playing and staying in shape,” said Forbes.

For W Championship Qualifying, Trinidad and Tobago were drawn into Group F where they will face Guyana, Nicaragua, Dominica and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Forbes says that the Soca Warriors will need a strong mentality in every one of the four matches to emerge as the group winner.

“We have to approach each game as if we are playing the number one team. At the end of the day, football is played on the day and our preparation will determine how we compete against each team that we play in this group. We cannot underestimate anyone, because in the Caribbean, all of these teams are improving, so we ought to approach this game as if we are in the final.

“Our Head Coach James Thomas has really risen the level and the mentality. We are focused on the first game and what we have to do: We have to score goals and do what we have to do in order to win the game, but not underestimating anyone,” said Forbes.

Forbes adds that qualifying for the 2022 Concacaf W Championship and the 2024 W Gold Cup would also help serve as a catalyst for growth in the women’s game in Trinidad and Tobago.

“Right now, our country needs that victory for our women’s game in Trinidad and Tobago. This team is like a pilot team to try to push the level of our football, so we are going to be training hard and we are ready to play the first game against Nicaragua.

“It would be fantastic to qualify because our governing body would then have the leverage to develop women’s football even more and push more money into it. By us doing well, it will help bring finances and we could develop more players and get more preparation. We see this as an opportunity to bring that pride into our football, because we really need the push now,” said Forbes.

On a personal level, knowing that she could be the one to inspire future generations of women’s footballers in Trinidad and Tobago is hugely significant for Forbes.

“It’s fantastic. I played with the national team since I was 13 and I’m 29 now. It is always an honor to put on the Red, White and Black. I always try to be professional in everything that I do, because I want these young girls to see that there is so much opportunity opening up out there.

“When I went to play in Iceland in 2019, I realized that there are so many other leagues out there in which girls from Trinidad and Tobago could be seen. I am from Trinidad and Tobago and so I see the talent that we have, but I think so many of our girls settle, so I think we need to get out of that. Being an inspiration for them by going out and playing and showing them that you can do it, too, is such a good thing for me,” concluded Forbes.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
Thomas happy with preparation so far
« Reply #650 on: September 15, 2021, 07:01:06 PM »
Thomas happy with preparation so far
By Walter Alibey (T&T Guardian)


The first phase of preparation for the FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers has gone good so far.

The T&T women under Welshman James Thomas completed a training camp on Wednesday and will spring into another in October with the hope of peaking in time for the team's first qualifier in November.

T&T women have been drawn in Group F of the CONCACAF/FIFA World Cup Qualifiers along with Guyana, Nicaragua, Dominica and the Turks and Caicos Islands. They will open at home against Nicaragua, during the FIFA Women’s Match Windows of November.

"Facility wise, we've got everything we need, and the important thing is that you need to be adaptable to any changes that may come up on short notice.

The facilities have been great and as far as the players are concerned there are a few players that we selected for this camp that are unavailable, whether it's injury or trouble getting here, so we have a few players less than we anticipated, but football throws these things at you and it's how we adapt as a staff to make things happen.

As a coach, you always have a long list of players to select from, so there are players on your talent list and we want to look at players who haven't been tested yet in international football so it gives us the opportunity of seeing them.

The benefit of this camp being a training camp and not a fixture camp, it allows us to experiment with players, it allows us to experiment with the formation and the tactical side of the game to ensure that our game plan actually what the players are."

He added: " In terms of the amount of time we've had, that was essential. That was something I said that when we come in we need this because the amount of time these players haven't been together and we need to get the environment right, so we needed the earliest possible start to our preparation which we've got, which is fantastic."

The coach in a short window with the media yesterday said they have been setting a high standard in training, although they are minus a few players.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #651 on: September 15, 2021, 07:45:18 PM »
Head Coach of the Women’s National Senior Team, James Thomas has named his first team since taking charge in June. The squad includes a mix of veterans, surprising returns, and some new faces.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/eqwdJx0GFRk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/eqwdJx0GFRk</a>
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #652 on: September 16, 2021, 04:05:15 PM »
WATCH: Trinidad and Tobago Women's Senior Team is gearing up for the Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/TFK3n5bpFZk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/TFK3n5bpFZk</a>
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
Clean slate: Women’s coach to consider all players
« Reply #653 on: September 17, 2021, 12:52:33 PM »
Clean slate: Women’s coach to consider all players
By Ian Prescott (T&T Express)


Women’s senior team coach James Thomas is assuring that Trinidad and Tobago’s footballers will be well-prepared leading up to November’s opening round of matches for the 2022 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, which serves as a qualifier for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

T&T have a fairly safe passage to the final round, taking on Guyana, Nicaragua, Dominica and Turks and Caicos in Group F, where only the winners advance to the eight-team CONCACAF final round in 2022.

However, that same winners-take-all format saw T&T go out in the 2019 Olympic qualifiers when a shock 4-1 defeat to St Kitts and Nevis and a 0-0 draw with the Dominican Republic left them only third in Caribbean Group A and saw coach Stephan De Four lose his job.

Appointed a few months ago, Thomas has a 20-player squad under training in the first of two residential camps before qualifying begins in November. Among the players are veterans Maylee Attin-Johnson and Lauren Hutchinson, who were not part of the 2019 squad which contains mainly younger players, captained by the experienced Karen Forbes.

However, Attin-Johnson and Hutchinson were both key members of the team which missed the final spot to the 2015 World Cup, when edged 1-0 on aggregate by Ecuador in an inter-continental playoff. For these two veterans, these qualifiers might be a final chance at getting to a World Cup.

Canada-born defender Hutchinson has not been called to national duty or played competi­tively for three years, and was contemplating retirement at just 30 years old. But given the opportunity to stake a claim for a spot on the team for next month’s qualifiers, she is here in Trinidad and ready to go.

“First of all I love the new system. I love the expansion and the way they have done it,” she said of the new CONCACAF format for World Cup qualifying. “I think the qualifiers are a lot more attainable for just more countries in general to prepare.”

Former captain Attin-Johnson is even older at age 35 and has been out of the game for five years. Attin-Johnson’s fall-out with former head coach Italian Carolina Morace, saw her exit the national team set-up in 2016. Her open critique of former mentor Jamaal Shabazz saw her either refuse to play or excluded from subsequent national teams in the past five years under coaches Shabazz, Shawn Cooper and more recently De Four. Attin-Johnson said one of the reasons for joining Thomas’ camp was that the Welshman had not prejudged her on the past.

“Over those years I have always been mentally lit and I knew I had to stay physically fit and as healthy as possible, for when my opportunity comes again, I’ll be able to grab it with both hands and represent my country with everything I have,” Attin-Johnson stated.

Thomas gave neither Hutchinson nor Attin-Johnson any guarantees that they will be in his final squad.

“I said to every player on day one, you are starting with a score of zero. “I am not judging previous performances,“ Thomas said during a brief media interaction on Wednesday at the Ato Boldon Stadium. His prospects are encamped a stone’s throw away at the Home of Football (HOF). Thomas said his staff has had to adapt to unforeseen changes, but the HOF facility-wise, provided everything he needed to prepare.

“We have a few players that we selected for this camp that are unavailable, whether it be injury, or travel restrictions which are obviously in place around the globe at the moment. So, we have couple of players less than we anticipated, “ he explained.

“These are the players that are on your talent list,” Thomas said of the bunch currently in the training camp.

The Welshman said he will also take the opportunity to have a look at other players.

“We want to look at players who maybe haven’t been tested at the moment in international football,” he said.

“The benefit of this camp being a training one rather than a fixture camp (is) it allows us to experiment with players. It allows us to experiment with the formation and the tactical side of the game a little bit, to make sure our game plan matches what the players are.”

“So we are not just coming in and delivering a tactical format for the players that they have to fit into. We are ensuring that what we are doing fits in to the type of players that we have and the athletes that we have,” stated Thomas.

The full 20-member training squad comprises:

Kimika Forbes, Tenesha Palmer, Malaika Dedier, Collette Morgan, Rhea Belgrave, Naomi Guerra, Jasandra Joseph, Karyn Forbes, Maylee Attin-Johnson, Lauryn Hutchinson, Maya Matouk, Aaliyah Prince, Laurelle Theodore, Aaliyah Pascall, Afiyah Cornwall, Summer Arjoon, Sharain Cummings, Tisanne Leander, Anya De Courcy, and Brittany Mahabir.

« Last Edit: September 17, 2021, 08:25:50 PM by Flex »
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #654 on: September 27, 2021, 12:36:40 PM »
WATCH: Naomie Guerra excited over World Cup qualifying prospects.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/05IOH01SSW8" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/05IOH01SSW8</a>
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline Tallman

  • Administrator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 23923
    • View Profile
James Thomas quits: Women’s Head Coach leaves for UK club job
« Reply #655 on: October 06, 2021, 07:52:14 PM »
James Thomas quits: Women’s Head Coach leaves for UK club job
By Ian Prescott (T&T Express)


Without playing a single match, recently hired Welsh coach James Thomas has quit the Trinidad and Tobago senior national women’s team and is heading to England to take up another job.

And Unified Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago (UFCTT) president Jefferson George is hoping that the normalisation committee running the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association undergoes a more thorough and transparent process when selecting Thomas’ replacement. George said the best procedure must be done, to select the best qualified person for the job.

“Our issue was never whether local or foreign,” George said.

He stated that “a fair, a balanced, and an open process” would entail multiple persons applying for the job and a technical committee selecting the person that best suits what T&T need.

The questions also arises as to what sort of contract Thomas signed with the TTFA, which would see him abandon the team before a tournament. UFCTT vice-president Wayne Sheppard is in Taiwan with Second Division Inter Taoyuan. Sheppard believes the normalisation committee needs to shed some light on the type of contract Thomas signed.

“I can’t walk away from mine until it has ended or unless the club fails to satisfy terms of the contract. So he is a lucky guy....or the contract was foolishly drafted,” Sheppard replied via Whatsapp.

Having previously been attached to the Wales women’s programme mainly as an analyst, Thomas arrived in T&T in mid-June to take up official duty. Following a period of quarantine, he began work with a provisional squad list of locally based senior team players in mid-July and was due to have his first assignment against Nicaragua in a CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifier on November 24.

However, yesterday, the local FA stated by media release: “...Senior women’s national team head coach James Thomas has resigned to take up a role at a club in the professional women’s league in the UK. The move, which will be formally confirmed by the club later this week, will see Thomas accept a multi-year contract.

“While the TTFA is disappointed to lose Thomas, we thank him for the work he has done with the senior women’s programme and we will be building on that foundation into our CONCACAF W Qualifying campaign which begins in November 2021.”

The TTFA also reported that another Welshman will take over temporarily while another head coach is sought. The national women’s team has been inactive since October 2019, when drawing goalless with the Dominican Republic in an Olympic qualifier under former coach Stephen De Four.

“Senior women’s national team assistant coach Charlie Mitchell will run the team’s training sessions while the TTFA explores its options to appoint a head coach to lead the team into the October 2021 International Women’s football window, the CONCACAF W Qualifiers versus Nicaragua on the 25th November 2021 and Dominica on 28th November 2021,” stated the TTFA.

According to the Association, Thomas turned down multiple approaches from the UK based club over the last few weeks; however, their latest offer proved too good for the Welshman to refuse.

“This has been an incredibly tough decision to make. It’s disappointing because you have a fantastic group of players here,” said Thomas via the TTFA release. “This is an opportunity that came up for the third time and it was too difficult to turn down again.

“Stepping away, I know the Trinidad and Tobago team will go on and be successful and continue on the route that we have been working on over the last few months. I wish the normalisation committee, Association’s staff, the team staff and the players the absolute best.“

The TTFA also confirmed that the senior women’s will play two friendly international matches in the October 2021 window at the Ato Boldon Stadium after receiving permission from the Ministry of Health to stage the games. These friendlies will provide welcome match preparation for the team in the build-up to the November Qualifiers.
The Conquering Lion of Judah shall break every chain.

Offline asylumseeker

  • Moderator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17330
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #656 on: October 07, 2021, 06:03:25 AM »
There needs to be transparency on the contract associated with Thomas' employment. The degree to which the NC protected/failed to protect the interest of TT football is implicated in that transparency.

Offline Bourbon

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 5191
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #657 on: October 07, 2021, 08:28:39 AM »
If they were so behind him with different offers could he have not just asked for a month to complete the qualifiers? :frustrated:

I feel it for those Ladies. Jeez.
The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today are Christians who acknowledge Jesus ;with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.

Offline Deeks

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 18110
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #658 on: October 07, 2021, 09:51:07 AM »
 ???

Offline maxg

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 6314
    • View Profile
Re: Women Warriors Thread
« Reply #659 on: October 07, 2021, 12:27:07 PM »
There needs to be transparency on the contract associated with Thomas' employment. The degree to which the NC protected/failed to protect the interest of TT football is implicated in that transparency.
Maybe he might just sue for normal(ization) stupidity. Seems the only contracts/deals we make is whereby we manage to fk weself and each other.