T&T U-17/U-16 Team Games Since 2000 To Present.


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Above: The 2007 U-17 team that took us to the finals of the World Championships in South Korea. They will become the second T&T U-17 team to particpiate at the FIFA World Championship in T&T history. The first was the 2001 team where Trinidad and Tobago played as host.
(Above Photo: Shaun Fuentes, 06-May-2007).


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U-17/U-16 - Home Team Listed First.

Results/Report.

Goal Scorer/Live Audio.

1. Barbados v T&T.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Onigbinde Adegboye.

09 Jan, 00
1 - 1

Andre Alexis.

2. T&T v USA.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Onigbinde Adegboye.

26 Mar, 00
1 - 6

Kenwyne Jones 18th.

3. T&T v England.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Onigbinde Adegboye.

28 Mar, 00
0 - 5

No Scorers.

4. T&T v Mexico.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Onigbinde Adegboye.

30 Mar, 00
0 - 2

No Scorers.

5. T&T v Martinque.
Caribbean Football Union U-17.
COACH: Onigbinde Adegboye.

16 Apr, 00
1 - 1

Andre Alexis.

6. Martinque v T&T.
Caribbean Football Union U-17.
COACH: Onigbinde Adegboye.

30 Apr, 00
3 - 2

Nkosi Blackman.

7. T&T v  Grenada.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Onigbinde Adegboye.

14 Jul, 00
6 - 0

Nkosi Blackman 69th, 73th, Kenwyne Jones 31st, Christian Cabral 37th, Devon Daniel 39th, Andre Alexis 43rd.

8. Tobago U-20 v T&T.
Heratage Cup U-17.
COACH: Onigbinde Adegboye.

17 Jul, 00
1 - 1

Terrance McAllister.

9. Goodwood Youth v T&T.
Heratage Cup U-17.
COACH: Onigbinde Adegboye.

 18 Jul, 00
1 - 3

Terrance McAllister, Devon Daniel, Winston Samuel.

10. Grenada  v T&T.
Heratage Cup U-17.
COACH: Onigbinde Adegboye.

20 Jul, 00
0 - 3

Khalil Mathura, Andre Alexis, Nkosi Blackman.

11. Tobago U-20 v T&T.
Heratage Cup U-17. 
COACH: Onigbinde Adegboye.

22 Jul, 00
0 - 3

Andre Alexis, Kenwyne Jones, Nkosi Blackman.

12. Miami Lakers FC v T&T.
Miami Tour U-17. 
COACH: Ken Eli.

11 Aug, 00
1 - 1

Andre Alexis.

13. Mega Force v T&T.
Miami Tour U-17.
COACH: Ken Eli.

16 Aug, 00
2 - 2

Andre Alexis, Kenwyne Jones.

14. Miami Lakers FC v T&T.
Miami Tour U-17.
COACH: Ken Eli.

18 Aug, 00
1 - 4

Andre Alexis, Sherwyn Marcano 2, Nkosi Blackman.

15. Haiti  v T&T.
Caribbean Football Union.
COACH: Ken Eli.

23 Aug, 00
5 - 2

Kenwyne Jones, Nkosi Blackman.

16. St. Kitts & Nevis v T&T.
Caribbean Football Union U-17.
COACH: Ken Eli.

27 Aug, 00.
1 - 4

Andre Alexis, Nkosi Blackman 3.

17. Flumenense [Brazil] v T&T.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Ken Eli.

12 Apr, 01
7 - 0

No Scorers.

18. Flamengo [Brazil] v T&T.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Ken Eli.

18 Apr, 01
1 - 1

Roderick Anthony 36th.

19. Vasco da Gama [Brazil] v T&T.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: 
Ken Eli.

20 Apr, 01
2 - 2

Mario Daniel 38th, Kerron Phillip (Pen).

20. T&T v Joe Public.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

10 May, 01
0 - 0

No Scorers.

21. Vasco da Gama v T&T.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

03 July, 01
4 - 0

No Scorers.

22. Madurenira [ Brazil ] v T&T.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

06 July, 01
2 - 2

Jerol Forbes, Nkosi Blackman.

23. Paraguay v T&T.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

10 July, 01
6 - 1

Roderick Anthony.

24. Nacional [ Paraguay ] v T&T.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

12 July, 01
2 - 2

Terrance McAllister 43rd, Kahlil Mathura 70th.

25. Zico Coaching U-20 [Brazil] v  T&T.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

18 July, 01
1 - 0

No Scorers.

26. T&T  v  Japan.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

22 July, 01
1 - 1

Khalil Mathura.

27. T&T v  Japan.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

24 July, 01
1 - 3

Nkosi Blackman 18th.

28. Germany U- 20 v T&T .
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

31 July, 01
5 - 0

No Scorers.

29. Germany U- 18 v T&T .
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

02 Aug, 01
4 - 0

No Scorers.

30. Racing Club U-21 [France]  v T&T.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

05 Aug, 01
1 - 0

No Scorers.

31. T&T v  Simpaul's Travel, All-Stars.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

12 Aug, 01
2 - 0

Devon Leacock, Jerol Forbes.

32. T&T v Joe Public.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

19 Aug, 01
3 - 2

Kenwyne Jones 16th, Devon Leacock 61st, Nkosi Blackman 84th.

33. T&T v  T&T Senior Team.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

24 Aug, 01
0 - 3

No Scorers.

34. T&T  v W Connection.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

28 Aug, 01
1 - 4

Nkosi Blackman.

35. T&T v Antigua Under-20.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

01 Sept, 01
3 - 0

Andre Alexis 2nd, Nkosi Blackman 28th, Jerol Forbes 85th.

36. T&T v  Paraguay.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

05 Sept, 01
0 - 3

No Scorers.

37. T&T  v  Oman.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

07 Sept, 01
2 - 2

Andre Alexis, Jerol Forbes 77th.

38. T&T  v  Croatia.
Youth World Cup U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

13 Sept, 01
1 - 2

Nkosi Blackman 57th.

39. T&T  v  Australia.
Youth World Cup U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

16 Sept, 01
0 - 1

No Scorers.

40. T&T v  Brazil.
Youth World Cup U-17.
COACH: Rene Simoes.

19 Sept, 01
1 - 6

Jerol Forbes 61st.

41. T&T v  Barbados.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Dion La Foucade.

28 Sept, 02
3 - 1

Gorian Highley 35th, 43rd, Kwesi Thomas 84th.

42. T&T v  Barbados.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Dion La Foucade.

29 Sept, 02
2 - 1

Stephan Granderson, Gorian Highley 77th.

43. Barbados v T&T.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Dion La Foucade.

05, Oct, 02
1 - 1

Josimar Belgrave 71st.

44. Barbados v T&T.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Dion La Foucade.

06 Oct, 02
1 - 2

Gorian Highley 35th, 65th.

45. Guyana v T&T.
Caribbean World Youth Qualifiers U-17.
COACH: Ron La Forest.

30 Oct, 02
1 - 1

Gorian Highley 24th

46. St Lucia v T&T.
Caribbean World Youth Qualifiers U-17.
COACH: Ron La Forest.

01 Nov, 02
0 - 0

No Scorers.

47. Bermuda v T&T.
Caribbean World Youth Qualifiers U-17.
COACH: Ron La Forest.

03 Nov, 02
1 - 1

Akil De Freitas 67th.

48. T&T v  Malick Senior Comprehensive.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Ron La Forest.

08 Jan, 03
1 - 4 

Josimar Belgrave.

49. T&T v  Princes Town Comprehensive.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Ron La Forest.

19 Jan, 03
1 - 2 

Gorian Highley.

50. T&T v Tobago United Pro Team.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Nigel Grosvenor.

12 Aug, 04
3 - 0

Nyron Orr, Michael Brown, Kyle McIvor.

51. T&T v St Lucia.
Caribbean World Youth Qualifiers U-17.
COACH: Nigel Grosvenor.

18 Aug, 04
8 - 1

Silas Spann 20th, Carlon Hughes 27th, Michael Brown 31st, Nyron Orr 40th, Kyle McIvor 70th, 78th, 80th, Javed Mohammed 88th. 

52. T&T v Bahamas.
Caribbean World Youth Qualifiers U-17.
COACH: Nigel Grosvenor.

20 Aug, 04
14 - 1

Nyron Orr 4th, Lester Peltier 8th, 65th, 74th, 83rd, Brendon Boucaud 19th, Carlon Hughes 22nd, 25th, 42nd, Shastri Spencer 57th, Kyle McIvor 70th, 87th, Qian Grovesnor 79th, Kerron Ross 90th.

53. T&T v Barbados.
Caribbean World Youth Qualifiers U-17.
COACH: Nigel Grosvenor.

22 Aug, 04
6 - 2

Javed Mohammed 25th, 70th, Khaleem Hyland 41st, Lester Peltier 46th, Michael Brown, Carlon Hughes.

54. T&T v Venezuela.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Nigel Grosvenor.

05 Nov, 04
1 - 4

Lester Peltier 42nd.

55. T&T v Venezuela.
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Nigel Grosvenor.

07 Nov, 04
1 - 2

Shastri Spencer 90th.

56. Cuba v T&T.
Caribbean World Youth Qualifiers U-17.
COACH: Nigel Grosvenor.

26 Nov, 04
3 - 1

Kyle McIvor 64th.

57. T&T v Cuba.
Caribbean World Youth Qualifiers U-17.
COACH: Nigel Grosvenor.

10 Dec, 04
1 - 3

Kyle McIvor 6th.

58. Chicago Magic v T&T U-16.
Dallas Cup USA.
COACH: Ken Elie.

10 Apr, 06
2 - 0

No Scorers.

59. Brentwood Excel Utd v T&T U-16.
Dallas Cup USA.
COACH: Ken Elie.

11 Apr, 06
0 - 0

No Scorers.

60. Crossfire Premier v T&T U-16.
Dallas Cup USA.
COACH: Ken Elie.

12 Apr, 06
2 - 0

No Scorers.

61. T&T v USA Combine U-16 High.
Friendly U-16.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

03 Aug, 06
5 - 1

Daniel Joseph 2, Franz Husbands, Ethan Gordon, Stephen Knox.

62. T&T v USA Combine U-16 High.
Friendly U-16.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

05 Aug, 06
5 - 0

Daniel Joseph 2, Stephen Knox 2, Franz Husbands.

63. T&T v Aruba.
CFU Youth Cup U-16.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

14 Aug, 06
8 - 1

Stephen Knox 22nd, 25th, 65th, Chad De Freitas 32nd, Ryan O’Neil 72nd, Daniel Cyrus 74th, 80th, Daniel Joseph 76th.

64. President XI v El Salvador.
CFU Youth Cup U-16.
COACH: Tony Keith.

16 Aug, 06
0 - 7

No Scorers.

65. T&T v Grenada.
CFU Youth Cup U-16.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

16 Aug, 06
5 - 0

Stephen Knox 7th, 81st, 84th, Leston Paul 43rd, Chad De Freitas 90th.

66. President XI v Bermuba.
CFU Youth Cup U-16.
COACH: Tony Keith.

17 Aug, 06
0 - 1

No Scorers.

67. T&T v Guyana.
CFU Youth Cup U-16.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

18 Aug, 06
3 - 0

Stephen Knox 10th, Daniel Cyrus 51st, Ryan O'Neil 88th.

68. President XI v Canada.
CFU Youth Cup U-16.
COACH: Tony Keith.

19 Aug, 06
0 - 6

No Scorers.

69. T&T v Barbados.
CFU Youth Cup U-16.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

21 Aug, 06
1 - 1

Leston Paul 85th.

70. T&T v Suriname.
CFU Youth Cup U-16.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

23 Aug, 06
4 - 0

Stephen Knox 1st, 80th-pen, Daniel Joseph 64th, Kevin Molino 72nd.

71. T&T v Haiti.
CFU Youth Cup U-16.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

25 Aug, 06
0 - 1

No Scorers.

72. T&T v Jamaica.
CFU Youth Cup U-16.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

27 Aug, 06
2 - 0

Stephen Knox 44th-pen, Ryan O'Neil 53rd.

73. T&T v President X1.
Friendly U-16.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

07 Oct, 06
6 - 0

Sheldon Bateau, Stephen Knox 2, Daniel Joseph 2, own goal.

74. Honduras v T&T
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

14 Feb, 07
3 - 0

No Scorers.

75. Motagua (Honduras) v T&T
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

15 Feb, 07
2 - 0

No Scorers.

76. Honduras v T&T
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

17 Feb, 07
2 - 1

Daniel Joseph 77th.

77. T&T v Mexico
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

04 Mar, 07
0 - 2

No Scorers.

78. T&T v Mexico
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

06 Mar, 07
0 - 2

No Scorers.

79. St Clair CS Senior v T&T
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

05 Apr, 07
4 - 2

Stephen Knox 2, Franz Husbands, own goal.

80. T&T v Joe Public Senior
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

13 Apr, 07
1 - 1

Leston Paul.

81. T&T v Harvard FC
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

19 Apr, 07
0 - 2

No Scorers.

82. T&T v Harvard FC
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

19 Apr, 07
3 - 0

Isaiah Ferguson, Jean Luc Rochford, Stephen Knox.

83. Costa Rica v T&T
Youth World Cup Qualifier.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

28 Apr, 07
2 - 0

No Scorers.

84. USA v T&T
Youth World Cup Qualifier.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

30 Apr, 07
3 - 0

No Scorers.

85. Canada v T&T
Youth World Cup Qualifier.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

04 May, 07
1 - 2

Leston Paul 4th, Stephen Knox 38th.

86. Jamaica v T&T
Youth World Cup Qualifier.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

06 May, 07
0 - 1

Kevin Molino 13th.

87. T&T v Peru
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

14 Jun, 07
0 - 1

No Scorers.

88. T&T v Peru
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

16 Jun, 07
0 - 0

No Scorers.

89. T&T v Cherry Hill FC (USA)
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

00 Jul, 07
6 - 0

Marcus Joseph 3, Daniel Joseph, Akeem Dillon, Brenton Balbosa.

90. Sporting Crystal U-20 (Peru) v T&T
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

13 Jul, 07
3 - 1

Daniel Joseph.

91. Universidad U-20 (Peru) v T&T
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

15 Jul, 07
0 - 0

No Scorers.

92. T&T v T&T Olympic Team
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

02 Aug, 07
1 - 2

Sean De Silva.

93. De Graafschap U-18 (Holland) v T&T
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

07 Aug, 07
6 - 2

Akeem Adams, Marcus Joseph.

94. FC Omniworld (Holland) v T&T
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

11 Aug, 07
0 - 5

Daniel Joseph 5th, Stephen Knox 42nd, 65th, Stephan Campbell 70th, Kevin Molino in the 74th.

95. Cheonan Semi-Professional (Korea) v T&T
Friendly U-17.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

15 Aug, 07
1 - 4

Aaron Maund 40th, Leston Paul, Marcus Joseph 77th, Ryan O’Neil 79th.

96. Ghana v T&T
2007 FIFA World Cup.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

20 Aug, 07
4 - 1

Stephan Campbell 80th.

97. Colombia v T&T
2007 FIFA World Cup.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

23 Aug, 07
5 - 0

No Scorers. [Full Game Video]

98. Germany v T&T
2007 FIFA World Cup.
COACH: Anton Corneal.

26 Aug, 07
5 - 0

No Scorers. [Full Game Video]

 
U-17/U-16 NEWS:
28-May-2008 TTFF makes U-17 World Cup plea.
18-Sept-2007 Jesse would do it a second time.
31-Aug-2007 Delusions of grandeur.
31-Aug-2007 Warner wants U-17s in Super League.
28-Aug-2007 Alvin: U-17s was like watching a movie.
27-Aug-2007 Sean De Silva: Korea a lifetime experience.
25-Aug-2007 Alone in Korea.
24-Aug-2007 Corneal looking beyond Korea experience.
23-Aug-2007 Young Warriors feel the heat.
22-Aug-2007 Corneal could change line up for Colombia.
19-Aug-2007 T&T U-17s take centre stage.
18-Aug-2007 Corneal – No room for Ghana to play.
17-Aug-2007 Warner not impressed by Pan absence.
17-Aug-2007 The search is on for new T&T stars.
17-Aug-2007 Young Warriors’ families left behind.
16-Aug-2007 Colombian coach not taking T&T lightly.
14-Aug-2007 ‘Wooooh Trinidad’ as Koreans wave flags.
13-Aug-2007 Young Soca Warriors touch down in Seoul.
10-Aug-2007 Wim: T&T can learn a lot from experience.
08-Aug-2007 U-17s get a taste of Amsterdam.
08-Aug-2007 T&T juniors go Dutch.
06-Aug-2007 Little rest for U-17s in Holland.
05-Aug-2007 Warner: U-17s will peak at right time.
01-Aug-2007 Paul: team ready to increase work rate.
30-Jul-2007 Final T&T squad named for U17 World Cup.
30-Jul-2007 Najjar excited about TT U-17s.
15-Jul-2007 Koreans wants steel band at World Cup.
11-Jul-2007 Boynes gives Under-17’s $10m in schols.
11-Jul-2007 T&T U-17s off to Peru for friendlies.
21-Jun-2007 US-based trio joins U-17s.
07-Jun-2007 Foreigners want to join Young Warriors.
05-Jun-2007 Meet the 2007 T&T U-17 Team.
24-May-2007 U-17s start back with strength training.
21-May-2007 Korea qualification ease Barber's Tabanca.
17-May-2007 T&T draw tough U-17 group.
15-May-2007 Going Korea with Glenroy Samuel.
11-May-2007 Warner lauds gutsy Young Warriors.
10-May-2007 Going Korea with Stephen Knox.
06-May-2007 Soca vs Reggae in do-or-die battle.
03-May-2007 Hart expects tough outing from T&T.
28-Apr-2007 U-17s start quest for Korea today.
26-Apr-2007 U17s focus on Costa Rica.
20-Apr-2007 T&T roster announced for U-17 finals.
18-Apr-2007 U-17s 'MVP' eager to prove his worth.
01-Mar-2007 T&T U-17s running on hills.
09-Feb-2007 U-17 off to Honduras.
24-Nov-2006 U-17 final round groups confirmed.
01-Oct-2006 The Metamorphic Warrior.
15-Sept-2006 Leston's keen to look and learn.
14-Sept-2006 Sean De Silva ponders College action.
14-Sept-2006 TD enters SSFL/TTFF debate.
08-Sept-2006 SSFL keep national stars for now.
04-Sept-2006 Rijsbergen backs Corneal in SSFL rift.
31-Aug-2006 SSFL vow to keep players.
27-Aug-2006 Anton Corneal ponders SSFL boycott.
05-Sep-2006 Corneal pleased with Under-16s.
30-Aug-2006 Phillips: T&T youths shows promise.
23-Aug-2006 Corneal: U-16s must step it up.
20-Aug-2006 Revised format for CFU U-16 youth cup.
16-Aug-2006 Rijsbergen views U16s.... likes the look.
15-Aug-2006 T&T U16s not sure eight is enough.
13-Aug-2006 Young Warriors aim to emulate seniors.
11-Aug-2006 TT ‘B’ team in Youth Cup replacement.
09-Aug-2006 Stadium work forces off CFU U16 opener.
04-Aug-2006 U-16s get five past US outfit.
30-Jul-2006 Rijsbergen assess talent at youth level.
27-Jul-2006 U-16s in beach work out for CFU cup.
09-Jul-2006 CFU U-16 Youth Cup play off here in August.
03-Apr-2006 U-16 team about to make Dallas Cup debut.

NFA calls Husbands and DeFreitas in 56.

T&T Guardian Newspapers.
30-Oct-2004 - Top Under-14 footballers Franz Husbands and Chad de Freitas are among 56 players selected by the Northern Football Association after two screening sessions.
The players selected would be part of a national pool of players working towards selection for the 2007 Under-17 World Cup. The 56 players are to attend a training session under coach Dion La Foucade tomorrow (Sun) on St Anthony’s ground, Westmoorings, from 8 am.

They Are:

John Oba Alleyne, Chad Appoo, Jasimar Ashers, Joseph Baird, Sheldon Bateau, Kristian Bocage, Brent Cameron, Anthony Cape, Cordell Cato, Rostant Chance, Christopher Collins, Chad de Freitas, Sean de Silva, Phillip de Verteuil, Elton Douglas, Kevon Durham, Kevon Edwards, Jesse Fullerton, Ronaldo Garcia, Dwight Gilbert, Dwayne Gonzales, Rashad Griffith, Pierre Guillaune, Adrian Hall, Franz Husbands, Matthew Jardim, Akeem John, Joevin Jones, Allan Joseph, Anson Joseph, Kareem Joseph, Alonso King, Hakeem King, Andrew Lawrence, Bradley Lawrence, Michael Lewis, Lorenzo Lutchman, David McGuirk, Khray McKay, Kevin Molino, Kareem Moses, Anjum O’Brien, Jonathan Penco, DK Ramdeen, Keejay Ramdoo, Brandon Rupert, Kashif Salandy, Glenroy Samuel, Anton Simon, Skeete Stewart, Stephen Stewart, Anthony Sullivan, Brandon Victor, Keome Walcott, Miguel Williams, Quinton Williams.

T&T Under 17s kick off CFU qualifiers in Tobago.

Issued By: Shaun Fuentes, TTFF Press Officer.
14-Aug-2004 - Naparima College midfielder Javed Mohammed will captain this country’s National Under 17 team in the preliminary group stage of the Caribbean Football Union Under 17 World qualifiers at the Dwight Yorke Stadium Bacolet from next Wednesday.
The team, under coach Nigel Grosvenor, is currently in camp in Mt Irvine ahead of their opening game against St Lucia from 7pm Wednesday at the Dwight Yorke Stadium. The game will be the second of a double header with Barbados taking on Bahamas in the earlier game from 5pm.
Grosvenor, coach of the highly successful St Anthony’s College has had the team in training for the past six months and is coming off several live in camps including one at Forest Reserve, Fyzabad. The team has also played warm match matches against local opposition, defeating St Benedict’s College 9-2, losing 2-1 to a South West Drillers outfit. They then defeated Tobago United’s Pro team 3-0 last Thursday at Shaw Park. Nyron Orr, Michael Brown and Kyle McIvor were the scorers in that affair.
Grosvenor says while his team will be cautious of their Caribbean counterparts, they feel confident that they have prepared well and will deliver the goods in the tournament.
“We are confident at the moment but it all breaks down to how the boys react mentally on the days of the games. We have done well in the training matches but also have been playing without any pressure and so we are just looking forward to the big stage because that’s when it really counts,” Grosvenor told TTFF Media on Saturday.
“We have been playing good football, playing the ball and deck and building into attack and strong on the defensive side as well as in the middle. The team is prepared to play total football. But we are well aware that no team can be taken for granted,” added Grosvenor.
“We just want the fans in Tobago to come out and support the team because these are our future senior team players and they cannot be left out or forgotten at this stage in their careers.”
The team includes young midfielder Silas Spann, son of former national player Leroy Spann and brother of current senior team midfielder Silvio Spann. Some notable names include Fatima College defender Marvin James who was on the last national under 17 team, Queen’s Royal College forward Kyle McIvor and the Tobago boys like Scarborough Secondary defender Jeromy Williams, Kerlon Fergusson of Mason Hall Government, defender Jevon Morton of Signal Hill Senior Comprehensive and Nyron Orr of Roxborough Composite.
Along with T&T’s group, three other Groups will be contested with the four winners advancing to a two-game Second Round Series (home-and-away) in September. The two winners there will then move on to the CONCACAF finals in April and May 2005 from which the top two teams advances to the 2005 World Under 17 Championship in Peru.
Once T&T advances from this first group, they will go into a home and away knockout tie against the winners of the Group which comprises Cuba, Bermuda, Guyana and St Vincent.
Admission for the games which will all be played at the Dwight Yorke Stadium is $20 (covered stands), $10 (uncovered) and children under 12 will be allowed free in the uncovered stands.

T&T 19-man Squad:

Goalkeepers:
Kareem Charles (Tranquility Secondary), Kevin Mussio (St Anthony’s College).

Defenders:
Brendon Boucaud (St Anthony’s College), Jeromy Williams (Scarborough SC), Jevon Morton (Signal Hill SC), Kaleem Hyland (Mucurapo SC), Kurt Williams (Point Fortin SC), Marvin James (Superstar Rangers).

Midfielders:
Javed Mohammed (Naparima College), Kerron Ross (Malick SC), Michael Brown (San Juan SC), Nyron Orr (Roxborough Comp), Shastri Spencer (St Augustine SC), Silas Spann (W Connection), Qian Grosvenor (St Mary’s College).

Forwards:
Carlon Hughes (Mayaro Composite), Kyle McIvor (Superstar Rangers), Kerlon Fergusson (Mason Hall Gov’t), Lester Peltier (St Pierre’s Composite).

Nigel Grosvenor calls 40 for Under 17 training.

By: Shaun Fuentes.
08-Jan-2004 - National Under 17 coach Nigel Grosvenor has selected a squad of forty (40) players to continue preparations for the Caribbean Football Union Under 17 qualifiers in September.
Following a number of screening session throughout the twin-island over the past month, Grosvenor came up with a squad which will now go into a level of preparation to take them through to the period shortly before the competition at which time a final squad will be selected.
Grosvenor pointed out that screening will take place in Tobago at a date to be determined. He added that based on the players seen so far, there was obvious talent to be developed.
"The screening went well and we still have to go Tobago because we need to get everyone involved. We have seen some good talent but we are sort of weak on defenders because everyone wants to play midfield and forward. But other than that we have seen some talented players and now just actually looking forward to stating actually training," Grosvenor told TTFF Media on Thursday.
W Connection duo of Aaron Downing and Kemuel Rivers who impressed during a stint with English First Division club Walsall last year are among the players selected for training. Also included is Queen's Royal College midfielder Marvin James who already ahs experience at the national under 17 level as well as Silas Spann, son for former national Leroy Spann.
Another screening session will take place at the end of this month to give an opportunity to those who may have missed out on the previous dates.
The first session takes place on Saturday at the Defence Force grounds from 9am and will continue three times weekly.

Players called:

North:
Brendon Boucaud, Mykhael Bain, Keston George (St Anthony's College), Chad De Freitas, Frank Dinzay, Sean Ramdoo, Zeronn Forte (Fatima College), Marvin James, Kyle McIvor (Queen's Royal College), Hackim Phillip (Morvant/Laventille), Jernal Farrel (Woodbrook Government), Keon Quow (Excel Composite), Keron Ross (Belmont Junior Sec), Lester Peltier (St Pierre's Secondary), Nigel Thomas (Mucurapo SC), Qian Grosvenor (St Mary's College), Tigana Forde (Diego Martin SC).

Central:
Kemuel Rivers (Waterloo High School).

East:
Adrian Foncette, Kareem Charles (Tranquillity Government), Ian Edwards, Carlon Hughes (Mayaro Composite), Demitri Villaroel (North Eastern College), Larry Jnr Mitchell (Curepe Junior Sec).

South:
Matthew Bartholomew, Silas Spann, Kendall Penny, Kareem Gray, Stefan De Las (St Benedict's College), Aaron Downing, Javed Mohammed, Cion Samuel (Naparima College), Akeem Parris, Ronald Joseph (Fyzabad Composite), Kurt Williams, Sherlon Swan, Andre Mitchell (Point Fortin SC), Diron Smart (Point Fortin Junior Sec), Dwayne Thompson (Siparia SC), Denzin Richardson (Penal Junior Sec).

Under 17 ’keeper holds his own at Chelsea.

By: Shaun Fuentes.
7-May-2003 - English-based National Under-17 goalkeeper Andre Charles continues to impress during his training stint with Premiership club Chelsea and is confident that he will land a deal with the club’s Under-19 team.
Charles, born in Pt Fortin, has lived in England for the past ten years and made his debut for the T&T Under-17 team during last year’s Under-17 World qualifying matches in Bermuda.
He recovered from a broken leg earlier this year and recently kept clean sheets in 7-0 and 2-0 victories over Reading and Fulham respectively.
“I am quietly confident of receiving an offer from Chelsea even though they just signed an Under-17 ’keeper from Belgium. I have been playing in the matches and things are looking good at the moment,” said Charles.
He was in training with the team for a tournament in Italy last month from which Chelsea was forced to withdraw because of an air traffic control strike in Italy the week of the tournament. Teams such as AC Milan and Independiente from Argentina took part in the tournament.

Injury problems for Under 17 'keeper on Chelsea trial.

By: Shaun Fuentes.
13-Feb-2003 - National Under 17 goalkeeper Andre Charles has been on a second trial with Chelsea's youth team over the past few months but suffered a setback two weeks ago. Charles, a Trinidad-born who has lived in the England since the age of six, suffered a broken leg while playing for his semi-pro club Burnham Ramblers last month and is sidelined for another six weeks.
He recently played for Chelsea' Under 17s and kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Fulham.
"Things have gone fine at Chelsea but I'm just waiting to get over this injury and back in the goal again," said Charles. "The coaches at the club said they just have to assess me over a few more games then they will what happens from there," he added.
Charles lined up for T&T's Under 17 team during the Caribbean Football Union Under 17 World qualifying series last October, playing three games against Guyana, Bermuda and St Lucia.

T&T Under 17 squad selected for CFU qualifiers.

By: Shaun Fuentes.
24-Oct-2002 - Trinidad and Tobago Under 17 coach Ron La Forest named his 18-man squad to go into the Caribbean Football Union World Qualifiers next week in Bermuda.
La Forest named the squad following an enterprising 4-4 draw with Joe Public’s Under 19 team at the Dr Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence, Macoya on Tuesday evening. A second half double by Gorian Highley ensured a recovery for La Forest’s boys. The team will depart for Bermuda on Monday.

The Squad.

Goalkeepers:
Thorne Holder, Andre Charles.

Defenders:
Jamaal Warner, Matthew Cupid, Machel James, Shevhon Abraham, Wesley Frederick, Ansel Bobb.

Midfielders:
Josimar Belgrave, Kwesi Thomas, Gerron McKnight, Sean Bateau, Kitwana Abosi, Marlon Ramsumair, Marvin James.

Forwards:
Gorian Highley, Akil De Freitas, Simba Aberdeen.

Team Officials.
Boris Punch (Chef de Mision), Rudolph Roberts (Manager), Ron La Forest (Head Coach), Michael McComie (Assistant Coach), Gilbert Bateau (Trainer) and Terrant Vance (Physiotherapist).

English-based goalie joins La Forest's U-17s for Barbados friendly.

By: Shaun Fuentes.
28-Sept-2002 - Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 footballers welcomed English-based goalkeeper Andre Charles on Friday ahead of Saturday’s warm-up international against Barbados at the Larry Gomes Stadium from 3pm.
A second warm-up will be played between T&T and Barbados will be played at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Sunday from 3pm. This is in preparations for next month's CFU World Under 17 qualifiers to be played in Bermuda.
The 16-year-old Charles touched down at the Piarco International Airport in the evening moments after newly appointed coach Ron La Forest conducted his first session with the squad at the Dr Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence, Macoya. He has played in England fro the past eight years and was reportedly on trial with Chelsea over the past few weeks.He will sit out Saturday’s game but will be in the squad for Sunday’s encounter.
The 47-year-old La Forest took over from Dion La Foucade following the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation’s announcements of new appointments a day earlier. Assisting La Forest is former national player Alvin Thomas and Michael McComie as goalkeeper coach. Rudy Roberts is serving as team administrator.
Running against time with back to back friendlies against the “Bajans” scheduled, La Forest got down to business and indicated that he was impressed with the capabilities shown by the youngsters in their first session under him, which included a training game.
“I am very pleased with the appointment because it’s something that I’ve always looked forward to. Being a past national player, I think I have something to give back to the game locally. It’s a chance for me to share some knowledge with the younger ones and this is my very first time at the national level,” said the former CL Financial Jabloteh and Mucurapo Senior Comprehensive coach.
“The call was not a shocking one for me because I’m into the business and you expect things like this. It’s like if you are going to school and expecting exams to come your way,” added the current St Anthony’s College coach.
“I always like challenges and I’m going into to these two games with full confidence and I like what I saw in this first session. Expect some magic from these guys,” he added.
McComie also added “It’s an honour to get the opportunity to work wit the youth especially as I’m still an active player. I have an idea as to how the players feel. In my view is that Ron La Forest along with Bertille St Clair are the two best coaches in local youth football. It’s good to see that he (La Forest) has been hired. We have not had the ideal time frame but I don’t think there’s anything that coach La Forest cannot do,” said the 30-year-old former national youth goalie.

T&T starting eleven for Saturday’s game.
Thorne Holder - GK, Matthew Cupid, Shevon Abraham, Machel James, Kitwana Abosi, Kwesi Thomas, Josimar Belgrave, Jerron McKnight, Lemuel Lyons, Akil DeFreitas, Gorian Higley.

Reserves:
Rondell Paul (GK) Devon Drayton, Joel Williams, Jamal Warner, Stephan Granderson, Adisa Conell, Josimar John, Kern Robinson, Jack Weedon.

T&T Under 17s face Barbados this weekend.

By: Shaun Fuentes.
23rd-Sept-2002 - Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 17 footballers will face Barbados’s Under 17s in two warm up matches here this weekend.
Currently preparing for the Caribbean Football Union World Under 17 qualifiers, the National team, under the coaching of Dion La Foucade will come up against the “Bajans” on Saturday from 4pm at the Larry Gomes Stadium at then on Sunday from 2pm at a venue to be announced.
T&T’s Under 17 will face Maracas St Joseph’s Under 20s in a friendly on Tuesday at 2:30 pm in St Joseph.
“Taking into the consideration the short time we have had to get the team together, I think things have been going quite well. The building process is not the best as we would have hoped for we won’t be making any excuses and come competition time we will be putting our best foot forward with the best possible team,” La Foucade told TTFF Media.
He added that all players on the team, campaigning in the Secondary Schools League have been asked to refrain from playing for their schools from this coming weekend. Currently sessions are being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on weekends. Some of the players in the team out of the SSFL include Josimar Belgrave (Fatima College), Lynton Pompey (Vessigny), Ancil Farrier (Naparima College), Simba Aberdeen (Queen’s Royal College), Thorne Holder (QRC), Shevaughn Abraham (St Benedict’s College), Machel James (Fatima College), Matthew Cupid (Morvant/Laventille), Akiel Freitas (St Anthony’s College), Jerron McKnight (Cowen Hamilton), Ancil Bobb (St Benedict’s College) and Stephan Granderson (Malick SC).
La Foucade also mentioned that English-based goalkeeper Andre Charles, has been successful on a trial with the Chelsea Football club youth team and should become a member of the club soon. Charles trained with the T&T team recently and will be making the trip here later this month to rejoin the squad for competition.
The 16-year-old campaigned with Burnham Ramblers, a semi-professional team in South End. He spoke to TTFF Media, expressing delight with the chance of representing T&T.
“I just happened to be in Trinidad on holidays and I saw the ad on television and thought well why not go give it a shot. It’s just really an honour to be able to have the chance to play for the country after playing all my football in England so far,” Charles told TTFF Media.
Having moved to England at age 4, he has also been following the likes of T&T’s English-based professionals. “I’ve seen Shaka obviously, I’m a big fan of him, and I’ve followed guys like Dwight, Stern, Rougier and the boys from Wrexham as well (Carlos Edwards, Hector Sam, Dennis Lawrence). I’ve seen all the guys from Trinidad playing in England. Now this makes the chance to play for Trinidad an even more exciting one for me,” Charles added.
T&T will face off with hosts Bermuda, St Lucia and Grenada in a round robin group phase from October 30 to November 3. Four CFU groups will be contested with the top team from each group moving on to the Caribbean Zone finals. Separate ties on a home and away basis will be played among the winners of the four groups to determine the Caribbean Football Union’s two representatives at the CONCACAF final qualifying round at a date to be announced. The 2003 FIFA Under 17 Championship will be held in Finland in August.

Thirty-six member squad now in training for U-17 qualifiers.

By: Shaun Fuentes.
5-Sept-2002 - A thirty-six member squad is now in training to represent this country at the Caribbean Football Union World Under 17 qualifying series next month in Suriname.
Under coach Dion La Foucade, several prominent players have come through the screening sessions which took place over the past few weeks. In the squad of thirty six, twelve players selected by former technical director Rene Simoes have been included and will vie for selection on the final 25-man squad which will be selected later in the month.
They are Thorne Holder, Kerwin Beckles, Matthew Cupid, Machel James, Josimar Belgraves, Ancil Ferrier, Simba Aberdeen, Rondell Paul, Devon Drayton, Lemuel Lyons, Kitwana Abosi and Gorian Highley.
Also among the list is English-based goalkeeper Andre Charles, who was in Point Fortin on holidays last month before turning up for trials. The 16-year-old Charles has returned to England and according to La Foucade, is on trial with Arsenal’s Under 20 team and arrangements will be made to have him return here to rejoin the squad. He will carry the list to thirty seven players.
La Foucade explained to TTFF Media that a recommendation has been made to the Secondary Schools Football League that these selected players represent their Schools during the current season and train on Sundays with the national team on Sundays. Then from October, they will be asked to train and play solely with the National team. The next session is at the Larry Gomes Stadium this Sunday.
“There isn’t much time before the competition starts so we have to try and get in as much sessions and get the guys together to get that understanding and cohesion going,” La Foucade stated. “This bunch has some very talented players which were selected out of the screening sessions and we will be seeking to get the best possible squad together along with those who we kept back from what Professor Simoes had earlier selected,” added La Foucade.
Arrangements are being made to have the team travel to Barbados in October to play two warm-up internationals on October 11 and 13 as well as two games against Jamaica’s Under 17 team here prior to the competition kick off.
T&T will face off with hosts Bermuda, St Lucia and Grenada in a round robin group phase from October 30 to November 3. Four CFU groups will be contested with the top team from each group moving on to the Caribbean Zone finals. Separate ties on a home and away basis will be played among the winners of the four groups to determine the Caribbean Football Union’s two representatives at the CONCACAF final qualifying round at a date to be announced.
The 2003 FIFA under 17 Championship will be held in Finland in August.

The full 37-man squad.

Goalkeepers.
Andre Charles, Thorne Holder, Rondell Wenwick, Nigel Parris, Rondell Paul, Kerwin Beckles, Adrian Toussaint.

Defenders.
Matthew Cupid, Machel James, Lynton Pompey, Joel Williams, Shevhon Abraham, Jameel Warner, Josimar John, Dain Ferdinand, Ancil Bobb, David Jordan, Kyle Parker.

Midfielders.
Keston Jones, Lemuel Lyons, Marquis Alexander, Wesley Frederick, Jerron McKnight, Kemo Marcis, Kitwana Abosi, Ancil Farrier, Josimar Belgrave, Kwesi Thomas, Stefan Grandison, Devon Drayton, Dorian Daniel.

Forwards.
Simba Aberdeen, Akil Defreitas, Delano Pierre, Gorian Highley, Adisa Cornell, Kern Robinson.

Under 17 players selected for final sessions.

By: Shaun Fuentes.
20-Aug-2002 - Some of the more talented Under 17 footballers from throughout the twin island Republic have been summoned for two final training sessions as the final day of selection of a National Under 17 team approaches.
Over the past two weeks, coach Dion La Foucade with assistance from Rudy Roberts, Michael McComie and Hayden Martin has been to several areas in T&T, holding 18 screening sessions in which some 470 youngsters born on or after January 1, 1986 have been looked at.
This Thursday and Friday from 9am at the Larry Gomes Stadium and Skinner Park San Fernando respectively, two final sessions comprising of selected players will take place from which 30 players will be short-listed to join the current Under 17 team.
A match will be arranged for a date to be determined where the players selected from the scouting sessions will face the current Under 17 team following which a squad of 30 players will be named to begin training for the Caribbean Football Union World Under 17 qualifying matches in October.
“We have basically seen 99 percent of all players in this age group from throughout the country,” said La Foucade. “This will no doubt give us a better chance of forming the best possible team to represent the country”.
Among the players discovered is 16-year-old goalkeeper Andre Charles who has lived in England for approximately ten years and was in Point Fortin on holidays recently. Charles, who is attached to a semi-professional club in England, has been highly spoken of by La Foucade and will be one of the players at the training session at Skinner Park on Friday. Doujuan Clarke, an English-born forward was also spotted in Tobago and is among the players selected.

Full List of players for Larry Gomes Stadium, Thursday, 9am.

Goalkeepers -
Clinton DeLeon, Neil Francis, Matthew Methevier, Miguel Pierre, Nigel Parris, Joshton Thomas, Ato Bekoe, Keiron Johnson.

Defenders
Jamal Warner, Sheldon Sayers, Joel Williams, Shevon Edwards, Makesi Lewis, Dane Ferdinand, Andre Bartholemew, Josimar John, David Jordan.

Midfielders
Avian Meijas, John Stewart, Rete Roop, Tarik Hartley, Brenton Nicholas, Kernater Morris, Mark Ramkhelawan, Marlon Whitehall, Jumel Sylvester, Renny Castillo, Anton Nicholas, Jemel Patron, Kendall Jagdeosingh, Ricardo Harvey, Ishmael Mitchell, Manuel Rezembe, Keiron Thompson, Taurian Mitchell, Keston Henry, Marc Lookloy, Jason Devenish, Jarred Carmichael, Kern Gardiner.

Forwards:
Marlon Mitchell, Shurland Serillo, Travin Cumerbatch, Kevin Foster, Delano Pierre, Cleavon Noel, Jean-Paul, Rudder, Richard Roy, Kevon Gill, Atiba Geeree, Keon Lyons, Jamal Marshall, Michael Hospidales, Derwyn Lee, Ellon Hunte, Jesse Davis, Teshann Rollock, Kevon Marcus, Shawn Stewart, Chike Taylor, Klayden Christmas, Lyndon Smith, Kenny-Atta George.

Players from Tobago.

Nyron Orr, Beluke Sandy, Kyle Parker, Doujuan Clarke, Foluke Sandy.

The full list of players selected for Skinner Park, Friday 9am.

Goalkeepers
Keon Belmontes, Cieron Millette, Dillon Prince, Adrian Toussaint, Lester Shade, Kona Modeste, Andre Charles, Rondell Renwick.

Defenders
Ghmyo Harper, Darrell Neptune, Shervon Abraham, Chad Dharamnath, Lynton Pompey, Nick Tyson, Darian Simpson, Kevin Charles, Marvin Adams, Kerron Lawrence, Terwyn Daniel, Macolm Burke, Darian Springer, Ansel Bobb, Simeon Augustus.

Midfielders
Keron Montrose, Michael Cornum, Wesley Frederick, Kor’s Mitchell, Sean Farley, Ryan Lloyd, Gerron McKnight, Jerome Barker, Kern Peters, Randy Toney, Keron Clarke, Daren Ramdatsingh, Javed Mohammed, Marcus Alexander, Reynaldo Descartes.

Forwards
Kern Robinson, Adisa Alexander, Clinton Lewis, Kwade Paul, Keion Rebley, Alvin Alexander, Ronald Hackett, Kendall Renny, Kwesi John.

The 2003 FIFA under 17 Championship will be held in Finland in August.

Rene Simoes calls up Under 16 players for training.

News Written By: Shaun Fuentes.
4-Apr-2002 - Technical Director Rene Simoes has called thirty three Under 16 players for training at the Hasely Crawford Stadium from 8:30am on Saturday.
This first session is part of trials the Brazilian-born coach is holding for selection on the National Under 17 team which will have to go into World Qualifying matches ahead of the 2003 Under 17 Championship which takes place in Finland. The qualifiers are expected to begin early next year.

The list of players selected following the recent T&T International Under 16 Cup includes:

Kerwin Beckles, Jerron Johnson, Devon Drayton, Oliver Santos (W Connection).

Thorne Holde, Machel James, Corneal Thomas, Marvin James, Sean Bateau, Keston Jones, Josimar Belgraves, Keron Grimes, Simba Aberdeen, (Rangers).

Rondell Paul, Stephan Granderson, (San Juan Jabloteh).

Jevais Cumberbatch (Sackie's).

Sherran Caruth, Kwesi Thomas, Chad Dharamath, Dion Peters, Frankie Castillo (Joe Public).

Gorian Highley, Dorian Daniel, Kitwana Abosi (Memphis).

Matthew Cupid, Assil Guerra, David Nicholas, Shelae Spencer (Trendsetters).

Leon Mitchell, Ancil Farrier (Palo Seco).

Adisa Alexander (Petrotrin).

Keon Daniel (St Clair Coaching School).

Kerron Forster (Blackbox).

Simoes spoke highly of the talent on display at the T&T Under 16 International Cup tournament and Milo 14 tournament.
"These tournaments have been excellent. I want to congratulate Alvin Corneal and the sponsors because this tournament is exactly what we need. I also want to congratulate Anthony Harford and his team for the Under 14 competition. We have seen some excellent young players with very good qualities.
"I have this experience along with coach Julio Leal having worked with players of these age groups at the national level in Brazil. Julio had the same opinion as I did in that the quality we have seen here is exactly the same with what we have seen in Brazil. The difference is that the project Brazil has and the way in which the clubs there work with the players from as young as 12 year-olds. But the natural ability between the players of the two countries is the same," said Simoes.
Simoes added that he will also call a list of Under 14 players for training in the near future.

More teams in TT Cup International.

T&T Guardian Reporting.
12-Mar-2002 - Due to the overwhelming demand for local teams, organisers of the Trinidad and Tobago Cup International Under-16 Soccer Club Championships have now included a Tobago leg of the competition.
The Dwight Yorke Stadium has been allocated to host the Tobago leg which includes powerhouses St Clair Coaching School, Signal Hill and Scarborough Secondary, the Tobago Zone winners and Big Four champions of the Secondary Schools Football League.
There will be still eight groups but the number of teams has increased to six said Alvin Corneal, one of the members of the Organising Committee.
There are five foreign teams that have confirmed their participation in the tournament, which runs from March 23 to 30. Three of these teams are from the United States and one from Barbados and Grenada.

Under 17 duo see other bright spots in Tobago.

By: Shaun Fuentes.
12-Mar-2002 - Two members of this country's National Under 17 team during the period of the FIFA Under 17 World Championship last year believe that football in Tobago has ingredients for growth and success.
Last Thursday, defender Kerron Phillips and Kenyon Manswell, who both earned calls to the current Under 20 team in training along with the likes of Devon Leacock and Roderick Anthony, echoed similar sentiments about the possibilities for the game in the sister isle.
Speaking about his experiences since the World tournament, Phillips said "Things have gone okay since the tournament. I am now looking forward to the tournament in Venezuela with the Under 20s.
"Right now I think the only thing we are missing is more competitions here in Tobago. We will like to have more competitions right now for us because we are eager to play. But they will come sooner or later especially now as there is the Stadium which has been great to play on" said Phillip.
Both he and Manswell touched on the point that Tobago now has opportunities in football outside of the St Clair Coaching School, which for many years has been the dominant force in the sister isle. But according to the duo, it's not like that anymore.
"I never went to Coaching school. I just trained with my school and by myself. Mr Ronald Duke was always behind me as well as my brother Warren Phillips. So that shows that you don't only have to be at the St Clair Coaching School to make it. I have also heard people say that words are spread about footballers must come to his school but now I think there are other opportunities if you want to make it. Signal Hill always used to win it but this year we went out there and showed that we can do it too and football here is not only about St Clair and his teams, it improving all over the island," added Phillips.
Since his exploits at the Championship last year, Phillips said he's " gained a lot of respect and also learnt a lot and it helped me more as a person too. I think I'm a bit more mature now."
As for Manswell, he's been practicing and playing with the Tobago Hilton team now playing in the Cannan minor league. "Never went to St Clair school. I've heard that but it's not really true because once a player gets the right push and person to show him the way, then he can reach somewhere as was the case with me and Kerron and some of the other players who played for the national team. Rolston James, Coulson Dick and Handell Manswell have been some of the guys who have helped me, as well as Carl Williams from Stokelyvale," he said.
He also touched on his experience with Technical Director Rene Simoes. "My aim is to try and make it as far as possible and the Professor has helped me in a way that I know how to position myself better on the field."

National Youth League - Juniors battle for a 'Soca Warrior' pick.

12-Mar-2002 - Several young aspiring footballers in TnT continue to vie for a chance to represent this country in a World Cup when they take to the fields for the closing stages of the Simpaul's National U-17 Championship starting on Sunday July 1, 2001.
Since May of this year, youngsters from throughout the twin island have been representing their respective local youth teams in a tournament which was organised by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation to allow members of the national team technical staff the opportunity to scout for talent which was not discovered previously.
Already TTFF Technical Director and U-17 Team Coach Professor Rene Simoes and his assistants found a talented forward from Tobago, Kevin Cooks, who has been outstanding in the local tournament.
Professor Simoes urged players to continue doing their best on the field, maintaining strong discipline at the same time as the door remains open to youngsters hoping to wear the national jersey at the World Youth Tournament.
"Over the past few weeks we have already found a player, Kevin Cooks from Tobago and the door remains open for other players to come into the team. There is no doubt that there is a lot of talent out there which has not been discovered as yet. We always want to have the best players possible and I am sure there are many players who want to play for their country," have been the words of an open eye Simoes.
These youngsters are our future "Soca Warriors". Show your support so they can show you what they've got.

Fixtures:
Quarter Final Round - Sunday July 1, 2001

(A) Defence Force Youth Team vs Vessigny Govermnent Secondary
3:00pm, Paragon Ground, POS

(B) St Clair Coaching School vs Rio Claro United, 3:00pm, Rio Claro Recreation Ground

(C)Netshakers FC vs W Connection, 3:00pm, Gilbert Park, Couva

(D) St David Sports vs Palo Seco Football Academy, 3:00pm, Cumana Recreation Ground

Semi Finals = Sunday July 8, 2001:
Winner of (A) vs Winner of (B), 3:00pm at a venue to be determined
Winner of (C ) vs Winner of (D), 3:00pm at a venue to be determined

Final - Sunday July 15, 2001:
Winners of Semi Finals."

T&T brace for international Under-16 football tourney.

By LASANA LIBURD.
01-Mar-2002 - International youth football will return to local shores from March 24-28 in the form of the Trinidad and Tobago Cup World Under-16 Club Championships.
FIFA instructor Alvin Corneal yesterday launched the tournament in a news conference at Crowne Plaza, Port of Spain, which will also serve as the official hotel for the Cup. It is the first international competition to be staged by Trinidad and Tobago since the September 2001 FIFA Under-17 World Championship.
The tournament’s chief sponsors, represented by Colin Murray (Carib Brewery), Chandradath Singh (Squadra) and Annaline Bobb (American Airlines), were present at yesterday’s launch.
Neville Chance was also at the Crowne Plaza on behalf of the Ministry of Sport, while Oliver Camps was there in his official capacity as Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (T&TFF) president. Mary Siu Butt addressed the media, as well as being the local representative for England-based striker Stern John.
John, who campaigns for English First Division team Birmingham, will sponsor a trophy for the competition’s leading goal scorer.
The T&T Cup, according to Corneal, will follow the model of the United States Dallas Cup competition, which runs at the same time and fields 864 clubs.
Corneal explained that the T&T Cup will try to entice the many clubs who are rejected by the Dallas Cup officials, while also offering an alternative to the teams who regularly attend the US-based competition but are eager for a change.
The former national star player and coach expressed hope that his brainchild will one day feature as many as 120 teams, although they should start with 32 clubs this month.
At present, though, only ten foreign clubs—all from the US—have confirmed their availability for the competition, while 12 local teams have also asked to be included.
Corneal claimed that several teams from Asia and Europe, including Italian outfit Fiorentina, had shown interest in the competition but opted out due to concerns about flying so close to the Americas.
Joe Public, Defence Force Youths, CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh, Bertille St Clair Coaching Clinic, Superstar Rangers, Scarborough Secondary and St Mary’s College are among the interested local clubs. The home teams are asked to pay $30 to register each player, while the actual games will allow four substitutions plus a goalie.
Games will be played at the Hasely Crawford, Larry Gomes, Manny Ramjohn and Ato Boldon stadiums, although Corneal explained that Tobago would have to wait until next year before they can also act as hosts at the Dwight Yorke Stadium at Bacolet.
There should also be a girls’ competition in the 2003 edition of the T&T Cup. Corneal insisted that the tournament will become a fixture in local football.

New boys press for U-17 picks
Guardian.
Trinidad and Tobago Technical Director, Professor Rene Simoes, is now a happier man.The Brazilian has been pleased by the form shown by his three latest recruits, Venosh Maraj, Raphael Jones and Kerwyn Belgrave.
The trio was drafted into the side earlier this week after impressing Simoes while playing for a Simpaul's Travel Service All Star team against Team 2001 last weekend.
Maraj is a skillful midfielder, Jones a defender standing at 6 foot seven inches and Belgrave is a goalkeeper.
In fact, Simoes is optimistic the new boys will be able to maker the final cut and eventually represent their country in next month's FIFA Under 17 World Championships.
"The three players who have come in are very talented," Simoes said yesterday.
"Let's see how their fitness is now. They are working with the other players because, obviously, their level of fitness will not be as good as the players on the national team. But definitely they are very good additions to the squad and have been a boost to the squad with their height, size and skill."
Team 2001 will be under the spotlight today when the Football Federation stages a motorcade through the streets of Port-of-Spain.
Two music trucks and a steelband will be part of the journey, which starts at the TTFF Head Office on Dundonald Street, Port-of-Spain and proceeds along Richmond Street, Park Street, Frederick Street, Independence Square, Wrightson Road, Colville Street, Tragarete Road and ending at the King George V Park. Fans are asked to join in on the action in support of the team.
 
TnT duo face injury battles.
Shaun Fuentes.
National U-17 duo Shai Prescod and Delano Davis will be hoping to force themselves back into the squad from injuries as the countdown continues towards the FIFA Under 17 World Championship in this country from September 13.
Goalkeeper Prescod has had to look on from the sidelines dating back to the team's last visit to Brazil, suffering from a bursitis in the right leg. But according to Team Doctor Anil Gopeesingh, the Naparima College custodian should resume training within the next two weeks. The 16-year-old player missed the recent tours to Germany and France but has seen sufficient improvement in the team to feel assured that TnT will give a decent showing during the Championship.
"There has been a lot of improvement in the team especially because of the new coaches and their tactical abilities. They have been doing a lot more tactical work now and concentrating more on physical stuff. They treat us like professionals. It will take us a little time again but having seen the progress we have made in the short time so far, I think we will be ready by the time the tournament comes around," Prescod said on Sunday while looking at his teammates complete a 2-0 victory over a Simpaul s Travel Service All Star team at the Larry Gomes Stadium. Prescod is one of three keepers on the team alongside starter Marvin Phillip and Jan Michael Williams.
Davis meanwhile, a Tobago-born midfielder has a neurological abnormality and will undergo further treatment this month before knowing his fate. The former
Signal Hill SC player is prepared to fight his way back into Rene Simoes' squad however, "I will do my best to make it back into this team," mentioned Davis, who broke down prior to the recent trip to Europe.
 

Top T&T U-17/U16 Goal Scorers Since 2000.


Stephen Knox - 21.
Nkosi Blackman - 16.
Daniel Joseph - 12.
André Alexis - 11.
Kyle McIvor - 8.
Gorian Highley - 7.
Jerol Forbes - 6.
Kenwyne Jones - 6.
Lester Peltier - 6.
Carlon Hughes - 5.
Leston Paul - 5.
Marcus Joseph - 5.
Ryan O’Neil - 4.
Daniel Cyrus - 3.
Franz Husbands - 3.
Javed Mohammed - 3.
Khalil Mathura - 3.
Kevin Molino - 3.
Michael Brown - 3.
Nyron Orr - 3.
Terrance McAllister - 3.
Chad De Freitas - 2.
Devon Leacock - 2.
Devon Daniel - 2.
Josimar Belgrave - 2.
Roderick Anthony - 2.
Stephan Campbell - 2.
Sherwyn Marcano - 2.
Shastri Spencer - 2.
Akil De Freitas - 1.
Aaron Maund - 1.
Akeem Adams - 1.
Akeem Dillon - 1.
Brenton Balbosa - 1.
Brendon Boucaud - 1.
Christian Cabral - 1.
Ethan Gordon - 1.
Isaiah Ferguson - 1.
Jean Luc Rochford - 1.
Kerron Phillip - 1.
Kerron Ross - 1.
Kwesi Thomas - 1.
Khaleem Hyland - 1.
Keyon Y
earwood - 1.
Mario Daniel - 1.
Silas Spann - 1.
Sean De Silva - 1.
Sheldon Bateau - 1.
Stephan Granderson - 1.

Qian Grovesnor - 1.
Winston Samuel - 1.


T&T 2007 World Cup U-17 Squad.

Staff:
Anton Corneal (Head Coach).
Hutson Charles (Assistant Coach).
Ross Russell (Goalkeeper Coach).
Gilbert Bateau (Trainer).
Michael Taylor (Physiotherapist).
Esmond O'Brien (Equipment Manager).
Mario John (Doctor).
Shaun Fuentes (Media Officer).
Kenneth Kerr (Assistant Manager).
Christopher Gouveia (Manager).

Goalkeepers:
Glenroy Samuel (San Juan Jabloteh).
Jesse Fullerton (Weston Fury High School).
Kern Caesar (Victory Christian Academy).

Defenders:
Akeem Adams (W Connection).
Brenton Balbosa (Defence Force).
Jean Luc Rochford (Joe Public FC).
Ryan O’Neil (Defence Force).
Robert Primus (San Juan Jabloteh).
Shelon Bateau (San Juan Jabloteh).

Midfielders:
Aubrey David (W Connection).
Aaron Maund (FC Greater Boston).
Chike Sullivan (San Juan Jaboteh).
Kevin Molino (San Juan Jaboteh).
Leston Paul - capt (Defence Force).
Micah Lewis (San Juan Jabloteh).
Marcus Joseph (United Petrotrin).
Sean De Silva (Superstar Rangers).
Stephan Campbell (United Petrotrin).

Forwards:
Daniel Joseph (San Juan Jabloteh).
Daniel Cyrus (Stokely Vale FC).
Stephen Knox (San Juan Jaboteh).

Reserves:
Chad De Freitas (Superstar Rangers).
Cameron Roget (LA Jolla Nomads).
Stephan Chang (San Juan Jabloteh).
Wesley Douglas (unattached).

T&T 2007 Qualifying U-17 Squad.

Staff:
Anton Corneal (Head Coach).
Hutson Charles (Assistant Coach).
Ross Russell (Goalkeeper Coach).
Gilbert Bateau (Trainer).
Michael Taylor (physiotherapist).
Mario John (Doctor).
Esmond O’Brien (Equipment Officer).
Christopher Gouveia (Manager).
Oswald Davis (Assistant Manager).

Goalkeepers:
Glenroy Samuel (Jabloteh).
Jesse Fullerton - (Cypress Bay High/USA).

Defenders:
Aubrey David (Vessigny Government).
Brenton Balbosa (
Defence Force).
Jean Luc Rochford (Joe Public FC).
Ryan O'Neil - capt - (Defence Force).
Robert Primus (Jabloteh).
Stephan Chang (Jabloteh).
Sheldon Bateau (Jabloteh).

Midfielders:
Akeen Adams (W Connection).
Chad DeFreitas (Superstar Rangers).
Chike Sullivan (Jabloteh).
Daniel Cyrus (Stokley Vale FC).
Kevin Molino (Jabloteh).
Leston Paul (Defence Force).
Micah Lewis (Jabloteh).
Sean DeSilva (Superstar Rangers).

Forwards:
Daniel Joseph (Jabloteh).
Isaiah Ferguson (New York Red Bulls).
Marcus Joseph (United Petrotrin).
Stephen Knox (Jabloteh).


T&T 2006 U-16 Squad.

Staff:
Anton Corneal (Head Coach).
Hutson Charles (Assistant).
Ross Russell (Goalkeeper Coach).
Christopher Gouveia (Manager).
Gilbert Bateau (Trainer).

Goalkeepers:
1.Jesse Fullerton - capt - (QRC).
21.Kern Caesar (Defence Force).
22.Glenroy Samuel (Jabloteh).

Defenders:
2.Mark Rivers (Starworld Strikers).
3.Ryan O'Neil (Defence Force).
4.Sheldon Bateau (Jabloteh).
5.Akeen Adams (W Connection).
12.Robert Primus (Jabloteh).
13.Stephan Chang (Jabloteh).

Midfielders:
6.Leston Paul (Defence Force).
7.Brenton Balbosa (Defence Force).
8.Sean DeSilva (Superstar Rangers).
9.Chad DeFreitas (Superstar Rangers).
14.Jean Luc Rochford (Joe Public FC).
15.Chike Sullivan (Jabloteh).
19.Kevin Molino (Jabloteh).

Forwards:
10.Stephen Knox (Jabloteh).
11.Daniel Joseph (Jabloteh).
16.Marcus Joseph (United Petrotrin).
20.Daniel Cyrus (Stokley Vale FC).


T&T 2004 U-17 Squad.

Staff:
Nigel Grosvenor (Head Coach).

Goalkeepers:
Kareem Charles (Tranquility Sec).
Kevin Mussio (San Juan Jabloteh).
Nigel Thomas (Mucurapo SC).

Defenders:
Brendon Boucaud (St Anthony’s).
Jeromy Williams (Scarborough SC).
Jevon Morton (Scarborough SC).
Khaleem Hyland (Mucurapo SC).
Kurt Williams (Vessigny GS).
Marvin James (Superstar Rangers).
Ronald Joseph (Fyzabad Comp).

Midfielders:
Javed Mohammed (capt) (Naparima).
Kerron Ross (Malick SC).
Michael Brown (San Juan Jabloteh).
Nyron Orr (Roxborough Comp).
Stephen De Las (St Benedicts).
Shastri Spencer (San Juan Jabloteh).
Silas Spann (W Connection).
Qian Grosvenor (San Juan Jabloteh).

Forwards:
Carlon Hughes (Mayaro Comp).
Kyle McIvor (Superstar Rangers).
Kerlon Fergusson (Mason Hall Gov).
Lester Peltier (San Juan Jabloteh).
Matthew Bartholomew (W Connection).


T&T 2002 U-17 Squad.

Staff:
Dion La Foucade (Head Coach).
Ron LaForest (Dion's Replacment).

Goalkeepers:
Andre Charles (Chelsea Youth/ENG).
Thorne Holder (Superstar Rangers).

Defenders:
Ansel Bobb (W Connection).
Jamal Warner (1st Santa Rosa).
Mathew Cupid (Trendsetter Hawks).
Machel James (Superstar Rangers).
Shevhon Abraham (Point Fortin CC).
Wesley Frederick (Point Fortin CC).

Midfielders:
Gerron McKnight (Cowen Hamilton).
Josimar Belgrave (capt - S.Rangers).
Kwesi Thomas (Joe Public FC).
Kitwana Abosi (Memphis FC).
Marvin James (Superstar Rangers).
Marlon Ramsumair (Claxton Bay).
Sean Bateau (Superstar Rangers).

Forwards:
Akil De Freitas (D.Martin All Stars).
Gorian Highley (Memphis FC).
Simba Aberdeen (Superstar Rangers).


T&T 2000/2001, U-17 Squad.

Staff:
Onigbinde Adegboye (Head Coach).
Ken Eli (Onigbinde's Replacment).
Rene Simoes (Eli's Replacment).

Goalkeepers:
Jan-Michael Williams (St Anthony's).
Marvin Phillip (Princes Town SC).

Defenders:
Devon Bristol (Carapichaima Sec).
Jamal Hamid (Arima SC).
Julius James (St Anthony's).
Kenwyne Jones (St Anthony's).
Lee Haynes (St Benedict's College).
Makan Hislop (Signal Hill).

Midfielders:
Devon Leacock (Scarborough Sec).
Cyrone Edwards (Trinity College).
Kahlil Mathura (St Mary's College).
Ochieng Obosi (El Dorado Sec).
Roderick Anthony (capt - Naparima).
Terrence McAllister (El Dorado Sec).

Forwards:
Andre Alexis (St Benedict's College).
Jerol Forbes (Naparima College).
Kerron Phillips (Scarborough Sec).
Nkosi Blackman (St Benedict's).



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