Anguilla Football Association Updates

By anguillian September 4, 2017 10:19 Updated



The Female National under 20 and under 17 football teams, as well as the national boys under 15 team, just completed their CONCACAF competitions in their respective age groups. The national under-20 female team participated in the Group D Zone of the CONCACAF qualifiers with Haiti, Cuba and Dominica. Anguilla lost badly to Haiti and Cuba, but bounced back in the final game to draw with Dominica.
This tournament was played in Haiti from the 18th to the 23rd of July. Outstanding players for Anguilla were Laneicia Romney, who scored the lone goal against Dominica, Carlia Johnson, Aneisha Matthew and Trashanna Richardson.
The under 17 Female National team travelled to Puerto Rico where they competed in the Zone D leg of the CONCACAF competition against Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Anguilla drew the first game against Bahamas, narrowly lost to the Dominican Republic in the second game, but suffered a huge defeat against the host Puerto Rico. The outstanding players for Anguilla were Carlia Johnson who also scored against Bahamas, Laneicia Romney, Trashanna Richardson, Ronaesha Hodge and T’shara Rogers.

The under-15 boys were more successful. They travelled to Florida to participate in the CONCACAF under-15 boys tournament. Anguilla played 4 matches. In the second encounter Anguillla defeated Montserrat by a score of 1 goal to nil. Anguilla then trashed the Turks and Caicos by a score of 3 goals to 1. In the final match Anguilla narrowly went under to the U.S.V.I by a score of 2 goals to 1. The goal scorers for Anguilla were Deon Daniels, Cadeem Rogers and Abduli (Den Den). Other outstanding players were Captain Shermori Bryan, goalkeeper Omar Hodge and defender Sedu Bradshaw.
In other related news, over 20 coaches just completed their CONCACAF D License at the Raymond E. Guishard Technical Centre. This course was conducted by two FIFA instructors, Mr. Vin Blaine from Jamaica and Mr. Luis Swisher from Colombia. The course was held from the 23rd to the 27th of August and included both theory and practical sessions. Participants at this course consisted of persons from all male and female clubs on the island as well as coaches from the Primary and Secondary Schools in Anguilla. This course was conducted primarily to fullfil FIFA’s requirements to ensure that all coaches in FIFA member territories, who sit on the bench in the club or international matches, are certified with the coaching license. Anguilla’s next coaching license will be a grassroots course in December 2017.

– Press Release

By anguillian September 4, 2017 10:19 Updated


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