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Under-20 female footballers getting ready for Suriname assignment

Under-20 female footballers getting ready for Suriname assignment


St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Under-20 female footballers will be intensifying their preparations in the upcoming weeks, before they head out to Suriname for the Caribbean Football Union qualifiers next month.{{more}}

The local lasses will contest the group, along with Grenada, Dominica and host Suriname from July 15 to 19.

The coach assigned to the St Vincent and the Grenadines outfit, Andrew Bramble, said he is generally pleased with the preparations thus far.

Bramble told SEARCHLIGHT on Monday, “It is a group of players who have been together for some time now….The girls have been putting in maximum effort.

“We have been training at Grammar School Playing Field, and although it is not the ideal surface, we are making good of the situation,” Bramble said.

Bramble said that the team also had the benefit of the use of the football pitch at the Buccament Bay Resort, but training there has been sporadic.

“We have had some practice matches with several male teams and the girls have been giving a good account of themselves, which we are using to gauge the progress of the team,” Bramble stated.

The technical staff of the Under-20 team had another view of the players in a competitive match situation last Sunday at the Diamond Playing Field, when they engaged the senior women’s team.

The exhibition match saw the Under-20’s coming away 3-2 winners over their senior counterparts.

The under-20 female team head coach revealed that he has been getting some assistance from technical director of the SVGFF Keith Ollivierre, as well as national senior team men’s head coach Cornelius Huggins.

And, with school and external examinations almost out of the way, Bramble projected that training will step up, during which time the coaching staff will be looking to iron out the kinks in the team.(RT)