PR – The Grenada Football Association (GFA) has released its 18-man squad for the upcoming Concacaf Boys U15 Championship from August 6-13. The team is set to depart on Saturday August 5th, at 12:30 pm for Curacao, where they will compete in League B, Group E against Nicaragua, Suriname, and Martinique at the the Jean Francisca Stadium in Willemstad. Tournament matches will also take place in the Dominican Republic.
Head Coach Ali Debellotte expressed his satisfaction with the squad’s progress during their training period, which began in October of last year. He noted, “The players have shown significant improvement since their last competition at the U14 level. We have played three practice matches so far, securing victories in all three encounters. I am optimistic about our prospects, and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the parents for their unwavering support in keeping the players focused and committed to their training.”
Additionally, GFA President Marlon Glean, General Secretary Carl Lee and the coaching staff met with parents of the U15 squad debreifing them on the tournament, expectations and answering any questions or concerns parent had. This meeting took place at the GFA Conference room on Thursday.
The following is the list of players for the squad:
|Player Name||Club||Home Address||Position|
|Tyrese Peters||Mt. Rich Sports Club||Mt. Rich, St. Patrick||Defender|
|Divonte Felix||St. Andrews Football League||Paradise, St. Andrew||Defender|
|Kelroy Peters||Eagles Super Strikers||La Poterie, St. Andrew||Defender|
|Joshua Telesford||Just Sports Academy||Mt. Parnassus, St. George||Defender|
|Ethan Auguste||GBSS Sports Club||Woodlands, St. George||Defender|
|Aundre Stanisclaus||GBSS Sports Club||Woburn, St. George||Defender|
|Aiden Frederick||FC Camerhogne||St. Pauls, St. George||Midfielder|
|Josh Thomas||GBSS Sports Club||Hillsborough, Carriacou||Midfielder|
|Taneil Morain||Just Sports Academy||Vincennes, St. David||Midfielder|
|Cristan Nickolas||Queens Park Rangers FC||Boca, St. George||Midfielder|
|Orion Peters||Hurricane SC||Duquesne, St. Mark||Midfielder|
|Izion Frazer||St. John’s Sports||Douglaston, St. John||Striker|
|Delron John||Paradise FC International||Dunfermline, St. Andrew||Striker|
|Raheem Raeburn||Eagles Super Strikers||Mt. Craven, St. Patrick||Striker|
|Jahym Fletcher||Just Sports Academy||Thebaide, St. David||Striker|
|Kemlon Langdon||Just Sports Academy||Apres Toute, St. David||Striker|
|Corey Jones||GBSS Sports Club||Beausejour, Carriacou||Goalkeeper|
|Neon Smart||St. Andrews Football League||Harford Village, St. Andrew||Goalkeeper|
This year’s Concacaf U15 Tournament, now in its fourth edition, will witness the participation of 39 Concacaf nations. The tournament format consists of three Leagues: A, B, and C. The initial stage involves group play, followed by a knockout stage, adding to the excitement and competitiveness of the games. The distribution of participating teams into the respective leagues was based on the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 ranking as of February 2023, with sub-divisions into groups.
The GFA extends best wishes to the team and coaching staff as they embark on this significant journey to Curacao and we have full faith in their abilities to represent the nation with skill and sportsmanship on the international stage.