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WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Saint Lucia National Under 14s Versus Dominica This Afternoon

THE Saint Lucia national Under 14 female football team will take on the Dominica Under 14 female football team today (Saturday 28th December 2019) at the Phillip Marcellin Ground in Vieux Fort. The match commences at 4. 00 p.m. and admission to the game is absolutely free.

According to the Saint Lucia Football Association (SLFA) Inc., Saint Lucia currently has three youth female teams preparing and participating in regional tournaments including the Under 14, Under 17 and Under 20 teams. All age groups are required to play a quota of four International Friendlies in 2019. To date Saint Lucia has only played three.

Image: (L-R) National Under 14 women in action against Canaries in SLFA Tournament. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) National Under 14 women in action against Canaries in SLFA Tournament. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

This match against Dominica will complete the full quota of four International Friendlies.

The National Under 14 team recently competed in the SLFA’s Women’s Tournament where they performed creditably.

The upcoming Friendly against Dominica will provide additional regional competition for the National Under 15 Team as they prepare for the CONCACAF Regional Under 15 competition scheduled for 2020.

The public is invited to come out and support the Under 14 female footballers as they get set to face Dominica.

Meanwhile, the St Lucia Football Association’s Under 20 female team has commenced its training for second round participation in the Under 20 World Cup.

The second round of matches will take place in the Dominican Republic from February 22 to March 8th 2020.

A total of 25 local players have been called to training from which the final 18 will be selected.

Recalled to training are Shaquel Charlery, Janelle Mathurin, Kenna Lionel and Kettina Joseph.

The returning players are Tiffany Allain, Stephanie Allain, ShakeraClasse, Britanya St Prix, Illana Lashley, Heather Frederick, Nebia Montrope, Renalla Francis, Tanika Bernard, Krysan St. Louis, Janya Charlemagne, Geean Henry, Cassandra Shepherd and Raquel John.

Joining the squad in training will also be new-comers Arnica Louis, Kaylor Francois, Melanie Richard, Blossom Fernie, Kyla Solomon, Sage Lionel and Tessa Rigobert.

The squad will be under the watchful eyes of Jamal Shabaz and Emmanuel Bellas with assistance from Emily Remy.

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