The Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Women’s Team has selected a 15-member training squad to begin preparation for the Caribbean phase of their 2016 Olympic qualifying campaign.
The “Women Soca Warriors” will be led by Randy Waldrum, who coached the team to within 90 minutes of the 2015 Women’s World Cup and replaces interim coach Ross Russell who is now at Central FC.
Sharon O’Brien replaces Vernetta Flanders as team manager while Anthony Creece will serve as assistant coach with World Cup 2006 goalkeeper Clayton Ince as goalkeeper coach and Claire George as equipment manager.
Creece coached Angels at the recently concluded Women’s Premier League (WPL).
The TTFA has promised to appoint a trainer and physiotherapist shortly.
The Warriors invited to train are: Kimika Forbes, Tenesha Palmer, Nicolette Craig (goalkeepers), Arin King, Khadisha Debesette, Lauryn Hutchinson, Annalis Cummings (defenders), Karyn Forbes, Khadidra Debesette, Janine Francois, Dernelle Mascall, Tasha St. Louis (midfielders), Anique Walker, Mariah Shade and Ahkeela Mollon (attackers).
Team captain and playmaker Maylee Attin-Johnson and star attacker Kennya “Yaya” Cordner are both unavailable due to injury.
The Warriors should announced a full training squad in due course.