The Trinidad and Tobago Under 20 Women’s Team, inclusive of eight foreign based players completed their one-week camp at the Turning Point Christian Centre in Maracas St. Joseph with a 1-1 draw against a Presentation College U-16 Boys’ team on Saturday.
Describing the exercise as "beneficial", foreign based utility player Amaya Ellis, stated. “The camp was very useful and important especially for the foreign based players to meet and gel with the local based players”. The 18-year-old, who currently plays for Los Gatos High School in California is the daughter of former Queens Royal College standout Mark Ellis and is no stranger to the national team having represented this country at U-15, U-17 and U-20 levels.
Commenting on the 1-1 draw against the Boys team, Ellis said. “We still have a lot of work to do but our performance was very encouraging and we competed very well against the boys. Ellis who plays both in midfield and central defence has some European experience having played three seasons for German outfit Frankfurt Football Club (FFC).
Describing the coaching staff as "experienced" and "passionate " Ellis was happy with how the team adapted to Coach Jamaal Shabazz’s, focus on defensive organization. “I felt that the players grasped the concept of having everyone defending; whether it was supporting or cutting off the opponent’s options. We have certainly improved in one week and I look forward to returning in December”, added Ellis.