Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 15 Boys team will face off with Panama’s U15s in the second game of a double header on the opening day of the TTFA 5-nation Invitational Youth tournament on July 17th at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.
The TTFA announced fixtures for the event which will also see the National Girls under 16 team getting much needed match practice against Curacao’s U-16 girls on the second and third match days.
T&T will open against Panama on July 17th from 7:15pm with Mexico and Panama squaring off in the curtain raiser from 5:15pm.
There will be a triple header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Friday July 19th with T&T’s girls taking on Curacao from 4pm, Mexico and Panama’s boys meeting at 6:15pm and T&T taking on Venezuela from 8:15pm.
The final day will see T&T facing Mexico in the third game of the evening at the Ato Boldon Stadium from 7:15pm
“It’s very good preparations for us,” T&T U-15 boys head coach Stuart Charles Fevrier told TTFA Media. “Like I said before, it’s important to see where the boys are at this point in terms of match readiness and we need to be playing against quality opposition such as Mexico, Venezuela, Panama and Curacao. I’m really pleased that the Association has been able to arrange these matches for us,” he continued.
“We have two weeks left before the opening game and we’ll be working towards ensuring that the team gives a good account in front of the home fans,” Fevrier added.
T&T is preparing for the 2019 CONCACAF U-15 Boys Championship at IMG Academy in Florida in August where they will face Mexico, Panama and Curacao.
The Women Under 16 team meantime is preparing under head coach Stephan De Four for the Concacaf 2020 Under 17 Women’s Championship at IMG Academy.
“Preparations are now really starting and I’m focusing on some aspects such as getting the players together because we have those playing in the WOLF League and other small leagues in the country.I’ve also been to Tobago to see a few players,” De Four told TTFA Media.
“The opportunity for us to play two games against Curacao in this tournament is good and much welcomed at this stage because it’s whole new start for the programme. We have five overseas players coming into the squad. We’re not quite there as yet in terms of preparations but we are getting there and these games will be useful for us,” De Four added.
Tickets are available at all NLCB Lotto outlets. They are priced at $50 (covered), $30 (uncovered) per matchday and $125 for a season pass which allows access to all three match days in the covered stands.