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International players meet: Tynetta McCoy, from left, St Kitts/Nevis; Jessica Adams, Emily Marie Cota, Zaudita Kaza-Amlak, US Virgin Islands; Shanice Stephenson, Barbados; Alyssa Budhoo, Guyana/Canada are here to be part of the Women’s Premier League. —Photo: Women’s Premier League T&T
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The international players for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) have begun arriving.

According to a release yesterday, players from the USA, Venezuela, Canada, St. Kitts/Nevis and the US Virgin Islands touched down at Piarco over the weekend, with a contingent from Brazil, and players from England and the Caribbean due to arrive early next week.

The inaugural WPL will feature international talent alongside local players and members of the senior and Under-20 national teams. Speaking at the League hotel in St. Ann’s, USVI midfielder Jessica Adams said:“We’re really excited to be here for the WPL. We’re enjoying the heat and can’t wait to start training and meeting the local girls”.

Apart from the arrivals, the WPL wil host other key activities in the coming week, such as the combine on June 10-11 featuring all the international and marquee local players displaying their skills to the coaches and the Draft on June 12, which will assign selected marquee players into the six teams that make up the League.

Coaches from Trinidad and Tobago and the CONCACAF region have signed on to work for the WPL. Each head coach will have an assistant, in an effort to give exposure and build capacity in the area of women’s football.

The release from the Ministry of Sport stated that the mission of Women’s Premier League is to “provide a platform, in Trinidad and Tobago, for football that is high-quality, entertaining, promotes social values and encourages the participation of women and girls in sport.”

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THE ANTICIPATION is building for the start of Trinidad and Tobago’s inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) as several international players touched down at the Piarco International Airport over the weekend.

Female footballers from the United States, Venezuela, Canada, St Kitts/Nevis and the US Virgin Islands have been arriving in TT over the past few days, ahead of the official player draft on Friday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo. 

A contingent from Brazil and players from England and the rest of the Caribbean are also expected to arrive later this week. The first ever WPL will feature loads of international talent alongside local players and members of the senior and Under-20 national teams. 

TT’s star female footballers such as Ahkeela Mollon, Kenya ‘Yaya’ Cordner and Maylee Attin-Johnson are just a handful of national representatives who have been pleading for this unique opportunity for quite a while and are all excited about the tournament’s start on June 19. 

Speaking at the League hotel (Chancellor Hotel) in St Ann’s, US Virgin Islands midfielder Jessica Adams said, “we’re really excited to be here for the WPL. We’re enjoying the heat and can’t wait to start training and meeting the local girls”. 

Apart from the arrivals, the WPL looks forward to other key activities in the coming week such as the draw on Friday which will see the official naming of the six teams, in addition to the revelation of the League’s marquee local players. On Wednesday and Thursday however, both visiting and local players will display their skills to the coaches ahead of the draft. They will also be assigned to their respective teams on the day with the official unveiling of each team list on June 15.

Coaches from Trinidad and Tobago and the CONCACAF region have signed on to work for the WPL. Each coach will have an assistant, in an effort to give exposure and build capacity in the area of women’s football. The mission of Women’s Premier League is to “provide a platform, in Trinidad and Tobago, for football that is high-quality, entertaining, promotes social values and encourages the participation of women and girls in sport.”