U-15 Girls make winning start at CONCACAF Championship.

Trinidad and Tobago's National Under 15 girls team, coached by Rajesh Latchoo, began the CONCACAF Under 15 Championship in winning style on Wednesday with a 4-0 victory over Barbados at the Ed Bush Sports Complex in Cayman Islands.??

 T&T got their goals from Point Fortin Civic Centre defender Shenieka Paul in the 16th minute, midfielder Nia Honore of  Trincity Nationals in the 28th and  St Augustine FC forward Laurelle Theodore in the 51st and 54th minutes.

The result was particularly pleasing for the team which was playing its first international game and competitive fixture at the CONCACAF level.

“We started well with the goals in the first half and I’m really pleased with the way the girls took on the responsibility and completed their first win on the international stage,” Latchoo told TTFA Media.

“We entered the tournament with some challenges as the full squad was not able to assemble in the Cayman Islands but these girls have sacrificed and have worked hard over the past few months so they came here wanting to succeed. They demonstrated that on the field,” he added.

T&T will next face Bermuda on Friday at 5:30pm at the Ed Bush Sports Complex and Latchoo expects a tougher challenge.

“We are taking it one game at a time. I expect Bermuda to be a tougher opponent but our girls will stay focused and go after another positive result,” Latchoo ended.

The other three games played on Wednesday saw Cayman Islands defeating British Virgin Islands 5-0, Bahamas defeating Curacao  3-0 and Honduras edging Bermuda 1-0.


Trinidad & Tobago: - 1.Malaika DEDIER, 3.Natisha JOHN, 4.Shenieka PAUL, 6.Amaya ELLIS, 16.Arianna CAMPBELL, 8.Nia HONORE, 12.Kaydeen JACK, 14.Alexis FORTUNE, 13.Tsai-Anne HERNANDEZ, 7.Raenah CAMPBELL, 15.Asha JAMES.

Subs: - 20.Klil KESHWAR; 5.Raynicia CHARLES, 10.Adanyo PHILLP, 11.Kedie JOHNSON, 17.Alizza McCUTCHEON, 9.Laurelle THEODORE, 2.Shalisha KING.


Brabados: - 1.Shai CARRINGTON, 4.Caithlin PADMORE, 6.Aaliyah BOYCE, 5.Ariel GRANT, 8.Taushana BURGESS, 10.Tiffani BELLAMY, 11.Felicia JARVIS, 14.Shaunte CARRINGTON, 16.Nashandi CARRINGTON, 9.Shontelle APPLEWHAITE, 7.Rianna CYRUS.

Subs: - 18.Breanna ATHERLEY; 3.Shirrilia EDWARD, 12.Shante PADMORE, 13.Omeisha YOUNG, 17.Keira ALLEYNE.


T&T Rosters.

Malaika Dedier (Trincity Nationals), Shalisha King (St. Augustine FC), Natisha John (Central FC), Shenieka Paul (Pt. Fortin Civic), Breanna George (Diego Martin FC), Amaya Ellis (FFC Frankfurt/GER), Raenah Campbell (Skaneateles/USA), Nia Honore (Trincity Nationals), Laurelle Theodore (St. Augustine FC), Adanya Phillip (Trincity Nationals), Kedie Johnson (Trincity Nationals), Kaydeen Jack (Diego Martin FC), Tsai-Anne Hernandez (Petrotrin FC), Alexis Fortune (CAN), Asha James (Tobago), Arianna Campbell (Woodbridge/CAN), Alizza McCutcheon (Diego Martin FC), Klil Keshwar (Trincity Nationals).