The international players for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) are arriving.
Athletes from the USA, Venezuela, Canada, St. Kitts/Nevis and the US Virgin Islands touched down at Piarco over the weekend, with a contingent from Brazil, and players from England and the Caribbean en route to arrive early next week.
The inaugural WPL will feature loads of international talent alongside local players and members of the senior and U20 national teams.
Speaking at the League hotel in St. Ann’s, USVI midfielder Jessica Adams said, “We’re really excited to be here for the WPL. We’re enjoying the heat and can’t wait to start training and meeting the local girls”.
Apart from the arrivals, the WPL looks forward to other key activities in the coming week such as the Combine on 10 and 11 June featuring all the international and marquee local players displaying their skills to the coaches and the Draft on 12 June, which will assign selected marquee players into the six teams that make up the League. Coaches from Trinidad and Tobago and the CONCACAF region have signed on to work for the WPL. Each head coach will have an assistant, in an effort to give exposure and build capacity in the area of women’s football.
The mission of Women’s Premier League is to “provide a platform, in Trinidad and Tobago, for football that is high-quality, entertaining, promotes social values and encourages the participation of women and girls in sport”.