The Georgetown Cricket Club’s under-21 indoor ladies hockey team (GCC) flew off to the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago last evening to compete in this year’s annual Carib Magnolias Indoor Hockey Tournament.
Despite their young ages, ranging from just 13 to 20, the under-21 girls have been competing in local competitions as a team under the name of GCC Spartans for the last two years.
According to Coach Philip Fernandes this was an effort to expose as many players as possible to competition. Fernandes stated that his intention was to establish a developmental squad where he could have new players breaking into the senior selection already with the experience of several competitions.
The GCC girls will have the handicap of being the youngest squad in the competition and also having to play all their games on one weekend of the two-weekend competition because of logistics.
When Fernandes was asked about their chances, he expressed optimism, stating that the team has several quality players in the side including some who has already trained with the local national squad.
He added that although it will be tough to win, he doesn’t rule out the possibility and also is certain that the girls will give a good account of themselves.
The squad is made up of Captain Trisha Woodroffe, Ashley DeGroot, Briawna Gordon, Dominique DeGroot, Gabriella Xavier, Thalia Fiedtkou, Marzana Fiedtkou and Alysa Xavier. Philip Fernandes will coach the team while Tricia Fiedtkou is the Manager.
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