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.