Bermuda Under-17 Girls’ National Team head coach Gary Adams has named the 21 players who will represent Bermuda in the Dominican Republic.The tournament’s official draw, which divided the 26 participants into six groups, occurred on July 6. Bermuda was drawn in Group F along with Canada,Guyana, and Dominica.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aaliyah Haffer, Alessandra Hughes, Taya Rodrigues
DEFENDERS (7):Ayshalay Simons, Christia Lugo Elibox, Janiya Sealey, Jayla Peets-Butterfield, R-Zaneé Evans-Wadron, Saony Trott, Zalaye Showers
MIDFIELDERS (7): Amiya James, Breanna De Silva Medeiros, Camryn Lines, Evans Welch, KarisBrooks-Smith, Keyandae Lightbourne, Ziae Castle
FORWARDS (4): Avanni Patton, Eva Tuzo, Ja’Shay Trott, Robin-Valana Pearman
When asked his thoughts on the team and his expectations of them in the 2023 Concacaf W Under-17 Qualifiers, Adams had this to say, “It’s an honor to lead these young ladies into these Qualifiers. They have remained positive and shown their dedication and commitment through an intense summer training program. We expect them to give an honest account of their hard work and remain competitive within our group.”
The 26 national teams participating in the tournament are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, CaymanIslands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana,Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis,Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks andCaicos Islands, and US Virgin Islands.
The match schedule for Team Bermuda is below.
After round-robin group stage play, the six groupwinners will advance to the 2024 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship, joiningthe top 2 ranked nations, Mexico and the United States, that have been seededdirectly into the Championship’s group stage.
The Bermuda Football Association would like to thankthe coaches, players, and staff for their hard work and dedication in preparingfor the upcoming tournament. We encourage all of Bermuda to support the team intheir campaign. Additional details will be provided as received.
For more information on the 2023 Concacaf W Under-17 Qualifiers, please visit Concacaf’swebsite.