Cayman’s Under-17 girls team leaves
for Orlando today to compete in the Disney Women’s President Day Festival tournament.
It is part of the final
preparations leading up to the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship scheduled for
9-20 March in San Jose Costa Rica.
The tournament starts tomorrow on
the grounds of Disney Land with two games for Cayman.
They face Celtics Storm 92 Premium
UT at 11:30am followed by a game against F.C America Kumba at 4:45pm.
On Sunday, at 11:30am Cayman meet
Oak Park River Strikers at which time the teams will know who will be at the
final which is scheduled to be played on Monday.
Nineteen girls form the squad for this trip;
Emily Kelly, Jasmine Ebanks, Tacita Berry, Brianna Hydes, Brittany Mobley,
Amanda Nelson, Marissa McLaughlin, Chelsea Bush, Alyssa Chin, Shanice Monteith,
Chelsea Greene, Chelsea Brown, Shanelle Frederick, Monique Roberts, Brittany
Bodden, Kaela Ebanks, Xotchilt Watler, Ashleigh Shim and Nikki Ebanks.
The squad returns on Tuesday to
continue their final preparations before leaving on 7 March for Costa Rica.
Cayman qualified for the finals in
December and have been in intensive training since early January under the
directions of Women’s Technical Director Thiago Cunha Head Coach Bobby McLaren
and National Technical Director Carl Brown.
They will compete against defending
champions United States, hosts Costa Rica and Haiti in Group B while Group A
will field Canada, Mexico, Jamaica and Panama.
These eight teams will compete for
the championship and a place in the World Cup finals to be held in August in
Trinidad and Tobago.