A Trinidad and Tobago National Under 15 Girls Team is currently in training for the 2014 CONCACAF Under 15 Girls Championship in August.
The TTFA conducted screening sessions over the past few weeks and currently a squad of forty players are in training under Rajesh Latchoo who is serving as head coach of the team with Lyndell Hoyte-Sanchez as manager. Hoyte-Sanchez was also manager of the T&T Women’s Under 20 that narrowly missed out on World Cup qualification earlier this year.
Latchoo, is also an instructor for the TTFA Coach Education Program.
“It’s an interesting challenge for us to get the girls up and ready for the upcoming competition,” said Latchoo. “This is a great opportunity for the players to get exposure at the international level before they move up into the Under 17 or Under 20 level for World Cup qualification. It also gives us at the national level to start working with players from an earlier stage prior to these qualifying campaigns.”
TTFA technical director Anton Corneal meanwhile has been overseeing the preparations of the T&T Senior Women’s Team for their upcoming World Cup qualifying campaign. Minister of Sport Anil Roberts showed up at a training session on Saturday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium and has pledged his support towards the team’s campaign.
“We’ve been continuing the training sessions and the girls have been dedicated to the cause because there is a strong desire to go all the way,” Corneal said.
“And it’s been a boost to have the Minister of Sport attend our session and get a feel of what is happening. This has been a form of encouragement for the players,’ Corneal added.