U-15s off to CONCACAF tourney
A Trinidad and Tobago national Under-15 team departs today for Cayman Islands to participate at the inaugural CONCACAF Under-15 championships which runs from August 14-25.
National Under-15 team head coach Shawn Cooper finalised his 18-man squad which goes into action on Wednesday against St Kitts/Nevis.
“We have been shaping up pretty nicely and the last few sessions were pretty sharp and the players are very eager to play their first game for the country,” Cooper told TTFA Media following yesterday’s final training session on home soil at the Ato Boldon Stadium.
The squad includes some players attached to local Pro League clubs including midfielder Renaldo Francois of Defence Force, Kareem Riley and Kierron Mason of W Connection, Travell Edwards of St Ann’s Rangers while there are other players such as defender Sharkell Louison of Moruga FC and Jesse Joseph of Joe Public FC.
“There are players in the squad from both the Pro League clubs, clubs from the TTFA Super League and a couple other lower leagues. We did a comprehensive look around the country even though it happened over a short period of time and we saw some really good talent which eventually saw us come down to a 30-man squad before the final 18 players were selected,” Cooper explained.
“We will continue to work with the entire pool but this opportunity for the boys traveling to the Caymans is a great one in terms of getting that exposure to playing international opposition at this particular age group.”
August 14 – T&T vs St Kitts/Nevis
August 15 – T&T vs Honduras
August 17th – T&T vs Curacao
August 19 – T&T vs St Martin
August 21 – T&T vs Guadeloupe
Squad: Enrique Changiah (GK), Levi Fernandez (GK), Shirwin Noel (DF), Romario Villafana (DF), Kendell Charles (DF), Matthew Joseph (DF), Sharkell Louison (DF), Travell Edwards (DF), Anthony Herbert (DF), Jesse Joseph (MF), Kareem Riley (MF), Kierron Mason (MF), Renaldo Francois (MF), Raheam Borde (FW), Shakhun Hanley (MF), Shakeem Patrick (MF), Akil Frank (FW), Isaiah Hudson (FW)
Staff: Richard Quan Chan –
Head of Delegation
Shawn Cooper – Head Coach
William Wallace — Manager
Ross Russell – Assistant Coach/
Leonson Lewis – Assistant Coach
Terrence Marcelle – Assistant Coach
Michael Taylor - Physio
Devin Elcock – Equipment Manager