T&T’s senior women’s team began preparation in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic yesterday with a gym session, followed by an onfield workout at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium, ahead of their upcoming international friendly match with the hosts on Friday.
Head coach Kenwyne Jones and the home-based players were joined by the majority of the overseas-based players upon arrival on Monday for the two-game friendly series. The matches are scheduled for the Panamericano Stadium in San Cristobal on Friday and next Tuesday (November 30)at 6 pm. The last player scheduled to arrive is Chrissy Mitchell.
“Today we are having our first on-the-field session. We got some of the players in at varying times and did a lot of recovery stuff with them. We had some activation sessions where we were able to assess the players and their physical state following their respective travels,” Jones told TTFA Media on Tuesday afternoon.
“Our remit for this camp is centred a lot on possession of the ball, how we move the ball, how we are able to hurt the opposition and tightening all aspects of our game, defensively, offensively… defending set pieces, attacking set-pieces.”
The former Stoke City player noted that the current camp came at an ideal time for him and the staff to assess the new players coming into the squad, this being after the recent matches against Panama which ended in two successive draws at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, last month 0-0 and 1-1.
“We are really looking forward to working with the new faces that have come in. Our estimation is a lot of them are going to make up the core of the squad, come the next camp as well, while we will also be looking to add a few more faces to give us the best chance to qualify and advance in the competition,” Jones added.
Tenisha Palmer, Naomie Guerra, Dennecia Prince, Kimika Forbes, Kennya Cordner, Collette Morgan, Karyn Forbes, Tsianne Leander, Rhea Belgrave, Jaasiel Forde, Maylee Attin-Johnson, Chelcy Ralph, Akyla Walcott, Raenah Campbell, Liana Hinds, Kedie Johnson, Asha James, Kaydeen Jack, Chelsi Jadoo, Victoria Swift, Lauryn Hutchinson and Chrissy Mitchell.
SOURCE: T&T Guardian