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Arin King holds the fort.

For many Arin King was the most outstanding defender at the just concluded Women’s Caribbean Cup and the rock in the T&T defence.

King, who made her debut for this country’s national senior team is finally able to enjoy some success at the international level. Now she has her sights set on qualifying for a World Cup.

“It’s an amazing feeling to make it all the way to the final and to now be champions of the Caribbean. As a team we’ve worked really hard for this and we’ll continue to go after our dream which is making it to the World Cup,” King said.

King, who also played for the T&T Under 17 and Under 20 team in 2008, qualifies to play for this country through her mother who was born here.

“My mom was born in Trinidad but moved to Canada when she was young, so I am able to play for the T&T because of her. Football wasn’t the first thing that brought me to Trinidad. I’ve been coming here to enjoy the island and Carnival since I was one-year-old, the addition of playing football has just made coming here that much better,” King said.

The 23-year-old, who was born in Scarborough, Canada, was also part of the Canada’s National U-17 team training camp in 2007 in Ottawa and won a bronze medal with Ontario at the 2007 BMO Financial Group U16 Girls National All-Star Championship. She attended the University of Toronto and also had a stint with Switzerland’s Division One club FC Nuenkirch.