The Organizing Committee, led by T&TT women’s football president Sharon O’Brien is moving ahead with plans to stage another season of the TT Women’s Football League (WoLF).
O’Brien is expecting the interest in the league to be greater than years gone by due to the fact that this is a World Cup qualifying year for the National Senior Women’s team along with the Caribbean Football Union’s final qualifying round slated to be held in T&T in August. Additionally, the strong showing by the Women’s National Under 20 team in the CONCACAF Finals earlier this year, it is hoped will attract more younger players to the League.
“We are expecting that the appetite for women’s football will be better this year and this is largely due to some of the promising performances we have seen by our national teams,” O’Brien said.
The League is expected to start on May 24th and the National Women’s Under 15 team will participate in the Premier Division alongside defending champions Real Dimension, Trincity Nationals, Malick City, St. Ann's Rangers, St. Augustine FC, Defence Force and new promoted team Central FC, and Civic Centre Pioneers. Caledonia AIA will be producing a team in the 1st division this year.
“From an administrative standpoint we are looking to improve things and to ensure we have a properly run league which can attract players and ensure that the current ones are able to play the game in a well staged league. The Senior Women’s has a busy season ahead of them and our youth teams also have a lot to look forward to and I am expecting all of these factors to contribute to the interest developing in local women’s football,” O’Brien added.
FIFA Women’s football consultant, Mexican Andrea Rodebough visited the TTFA offices earlier this month and held meetings with local officials, citing the need for a proper league for women’s football.
“The meetings were very useful to us and she indicated the need for us to have a strong league if we are to see the growth of women’s football in the country. We intend to give it our best shot at making this a reality.”
O’Brien can be contacted at 623 9500 by Friday 9th May, 2014 by any clubs interested in joining the League for the upcoming season.