With a rescheduled itinerary, the junior Lady Tridents will now only face Belize and Curacao in the Qualifiers of the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship.
This after St Vincent and the Grenadines pulled out of the competition to be held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, citing logistical reasons.
The junior Lady Tridents will now face Belize on October 22, and Curacao on October 24. All games will be held on Filed 2 at 11:10 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
According to a report from Concacaf, a number of teams withdrew from the tournament due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, resulting in an uneven number of teams per group. Concacaf took the decision to reformat the Group Stage to two groups of three teams, and one group of four teams.
Group A: Saint Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, US Virgin Islands, and Suriname
Group B: Barbados, Curaçao and Belize
Group C: Honduras, Anguilla, Guyana, and Turks and Caicos Islands
The competition runs from October 20 to November 1, and the team is set to depart the island today.
At the end of the Group Stage, the winner of each group and the best-ranked second-place finisher will advance to the 2022 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship (CWU17).
The ranking of the best second-place team will be determined using a weighted points system (total number of points divided by the number of matches played).
The 2022 CWU17 is scheduled to take place in January. The top-ranked 16 teams participating in the Group Stage of the Championship will be divided into four groups. After Round-Robin play, the top three teams in each group will advance to the Round of 16, joining the four teams from the Qualifiers.
The winner, runner-up, and third place of the 2022 CWU17 will qualify for the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup is scheduled to be played in India from October 11-30, 2022.
TEAM: Rayna Cummins (captain), Lisa Harding, Kayghun Rouse, Destiny Best, Jodie Ruck, Eboni Atherley, Amber Soudatt-Sealy, Keidasha Thomas, Faith Greaves, Jessie Robinson, Tekoa Hope-Downes, Ketarah Lowe-Millar, Unique Cox, Siara Blackman-Oliver, Rashouna Edwards, Akilah Yearwood, Leah Persuad, Kaitlyn Smith-O’Neil, Acima Alleyne, Ryah Dates.
OFFICIALS: Richard Forde (Head Coach), Rhea Holder (Assistant Coach), Nicole McKenzie (Team Manager), Dr Chantal Clarke (Physiotherapist), Patrick Mapp (Equipment Manager), Cadijah Mars (Logistics Manager/COVID-19 Officer)