ST GEORGE’S, September 16, 2015 – The Grenada Football Association (GFA) is on a drive to recruit players to complement its National team for the hosting of the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship, scheduled for March 3-13, 2016.
The GFA has also sought the assistance of CONCACAF in its recruitment especially from North America.
The request was made on Tuesday during a meeting with CONCACAF officials in St George’s.
The officials, including Consultant Kevan Pipe and Inaki Alvarez, CONCACAF Operations Manager, were in Grenada for a one-day meeting with the GFA.
President of the GFA, Cheney Joseph said that their outreach will also span the United Kingdom and the Caribbean.
“We want to reach the semi-finals and as such we will be going all out to try to find Grenadian players around the world,” he told GrenadaSports.
“This is an important tournament for us and we have to put our best team together, and on show at home.”
The tournament will crown the Confederation’s champion at this level, and qualify three teams to the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be played in Jordan.
The Under-17 Women’s Championship Grenada 2016 will include eight teams, three from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), two from the Central American Football Union (UNCAF) and three from North America.
Canada, Mexico and the United States are the automatic North American entrants, while the CFU and UNCAF qualifying processes will take place in coming months. As host country, Grenada is automatically qualified as one of the three CFU representatives.
Mexico is the defending champion of the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship, having won the title in Jamaica in November 2013.