T&T U-14 Girls to face Grenada in CFU Girls Challenge Series opener

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association will host another youth developmental competition, this time the Caribbean Football Union Girls Under 14 challenge series from October 25th to October 29th at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva.

T&T will face Grenada in the second game of the opening day double header at 7:00pm following a clash between Suriname and Cuba at 4:00pm.

T&T then faces Suriname on October 27th and Cuba two days later at the Couva venue.

The T&T team has been in training since April and is the second under 14 girls team in motion under the TTFA Elite Youth Development Programme. Marlon Charles is the head coach of the team.

Speaking about the upcoming tourney, Charles, who also oversaw the previous T&T Under 15 Girls team, said “It is very important to these players considering it’s a new football experience for them at this level and an opportunity to play three games to help in their development.”

Regarding the preparations so far, he told TTFA Media “It was hard for them from the early part in the training because it was a new methodology for them to follow. Their first session they were told not to kick away the ball because we wanted from day one to develop a way to play ‘ Passing and possession with the emphasis to score’. And so it was difficult at first for them to achieve the objective. “
The team has been in training four days per week after commencing sessions twice per week in April of this year.

Charles said there will be two objectives for him over the three-match period.

“Technique and decision making with opponents possession: pressure and close space and simple guidelines – in possession make the field big and long.”

Admission for each matchday is $25 and tickets can be purchased at the venue on matchdays.

Schedule

Match #. Date Time Group 5 – TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Venue
29 25 October, 2019 5:00pm Cuba v. Suriname Ato Boldon Stadium
30 25 October, 2019 7:00pm Trinidad and Tobago v. Grenada Ato Boldon Stadium
31 27 October, 2019 5:00pm Grenada v. Cuba Ato Boldon Stadium
32 27 October, 2019 7:00pm Trinidad and Tobago v. Suriname Ato Boldon Stadium
33 29 October, 2019 5:00pm Suriname v. Grenada Ato Boldon Stadium
34 29 October, 2019 7:00pm Trinidad and Tobago v. Cuba Ato Boldon Stadium