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The Football Association will begin the preparation of a National Under 15 team for participation at the Concacaf 2015 F Boys Under-15 Championship which will take place in the Cayman Islands in October.

Further information in relation to nationwide screening will follow in due course but it is expected that T&T will use the build-up and the tournament itself as a way of placing heavy emphasis on its youth development programme.

This year is set to be filled with activities with the Concacaf Gold Cup, the start of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, the Concacaf U-17 and U-20 Men’s Championships, the CFU Club championship, a Concacaf-17 Women’s Championship among other tournaments on the schedule.

Ten additional teams are expected to participate in 2015, which would bring 32 squads from the region to Cayman’s shores.

Concacaf President Jeff Webb said the tournament would be crucial to the development of the region’s young players.

‘The Under 15 tournaments are especially important as those young players have an opportunity to build a foundation for their country’s youth leagues and represent their nations at international events,’ Webb said.

‘It also enables the football community to start scouting for new talent at an earlier age.