T&T is one of 20 countries from across the Caribbean and Central America which will compete in the inaugural Concacaf Under-15 Championship, to be held in the Cayman Islands, August 14 – 25, 2013 as announced on Monday.
The tournament, is an initiative of Concacaf President Jeffrey Webb, with a view towards strengthening the game at the youth levels among all of the Confederation’s members.
In addition to T&T, the other countries include Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St Kitts/Nevis, St Lucia, French St Martin, Dutch St Maarten, St Vincent and The Grenadines, and US Virgin Islands.
“We are proud to host such an impressive number of our member associations for this inaugural under-15 tournament, which will give the Confederation’s younger stars the chance to demonstrate their talents on a larger pan-regional stage,” said President Webb.
“It is out belief that supporting youth football by every possible means is fundamental to the widespread development of our sport across the region and the world.
Through this tournament we hope to take an important further step towards assuring substantial opportunity for all of our Confederation’s youth.” The competition will take place in three venues on Grand Cayman, with teams set to be divided into various groups.