Olympic Women’s Head Coach – Steffon Defour
The Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Women’s Team has emerged as a powerhouse in the Caribbean and has proven to be a team to be reckoned with in CONCACAF.
The team performed creditably during the campaign, playing unbeaten in the Caribbean Cup before defeating Jamaica 1-0 in the Final at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in 2014. They entered the CONCACAF final round with a great deal of anticipation and captain Maylee Attin-Johnson and her teammates defied the odds to make it to semi-final stage. Victories over Haiti and Guatemala and a gutsy showing in an opening 1-0 defeat to eventual World Cup champions United States were among the highlights of their campaign. But T&T failed in its bid to overcome Costa Rica in the semi-finals and Mexico in the third place playoff before losing 1-0 at home to Ecuador to see their qualifying dreams dashed.
T&T Reaches 2018 CONCACAF Final Round
The team, under the guidance of Anton Corneal and Shawn Cooper in the final phase of the CONCACAF Caribbean round in Jamaica in August, finished runners up to the host nation. Along with Cuba and Jamaica, T&T advanced to the final CONCACAF round in North Carolina in October where they will battle with seven other countries for one of three available spots in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
T&T reaches semi-final round in Olympic Qualifying
Trinidad and Tobago’ Senior Women’s team completed two victories over Guatemala (2-1) and Guyana (5-1) to secure a place in the last four of CONCACAF Final round qualification in Houston in February. But a 5-0 loss to world champions United States ended the Olympic dream as both the US and Canada advanced to the Rio Olympics as the Concacaf representatives.
T&T had previously copped the Caribbean Olympic crown with a 1-0 victory over Puerto Rico in the final at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva after getting past Jamaica in the semi-final stage.
The Senior Women’s Team finished third in 1991 CONCACAF Women’s championship and fourth in ’93, ’94 and 2014.
T&T Women’s Senior Team at the 2015 CONCACAF Championship
The Women’s Senior Team has produced several outstanding players, the likes of Desiree Searjeant, Ricarda Nelson, Kathyann Nixon and Izler Browne from the past, to current day players Kennya Cordner, Arin King, Mariah Shade, Ahkeela Mollon among others. Coaches who have overseen their early development include the late Robbie Greenidge who led the team in its first World Cup qualification attempt in 1991, Jamaal Shabaaz and Marlon Charles.
The senior team has maintained a ranking among the top fifty teams in women’s world football for quite some time and continues to make strides with its sights set on qualification for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
A vibrant local women’s league (WOLF) and a rapidly improving Secondary Schools League has also played a pivotal role in the development of players and acts as a feeder for the Senior Team
|T&T’s record in Women’s World Cup qualification and Gold Cup|
|Current||48 1 (October 2015)|
|Highest||38 (June 2007)|
|Lowest||106 (March 2010)|
| Trinidad and Tobago 3–1 Mexico
(Haiti; April 20, 1991)
| Trinidad and Tobago 13–0 Dominica
(Trinidad and Tobago; July 5, 2002)
| Brazil 11–0 Trinidad and Tobago
(Brazil; June 20, 2000)
|Concacaf Women’s Gold Cup|
|Appearances||7 (First in 1991)|
Best Finish 3rd (1991)