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Tobago-born trio Shontellle Year-
wood, Asia Joseph and Kerdisha
Sutherland all attached to the Uni-
versity of T&T have been named in
a 12-member T&T women s senior
volleyball team due to depart on
Thursday to contest NORCECA Con-
tinental Championship Olympic
Qualifiers in Michoacan, Mexico
from September 27 to October 3.
The team which will be led by newly
appointed captain Renele Forde also
included three other newcomers in
Hannah Floyd, Rejanne Wallace and
Shernice De Four.
The regulars in the team and who
a lot will rely on are captain Forde,
who makes her return after a lengthy
injury layoff, overseas-based quartet
Sinead Jack (Russia), Channon
Thompson (Turkey), Darlene Ramdin
(Hungary) and former captain and ace
spiker Krystle Esdelle.
The trio of Jack, Thompson and
Ramdin will link up with the team in
Mexico, while Esdelle who last played
in Romania has been in training with
the team for a while.
Among the notable absentees are
former captain Kelly-Anne Billingy,
Courtnee-Mae Clifford, and Jalicia
Ross-Kydd, all of whom have taken
a break from the sport.
At the eight-team event, T&T which
placed sixth last time out after losing
to Mexico in the fifth placed playoff,
will compete in Pool B with the host,
Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic,
who are the two-time reigning silver
medal winners and 2009 champion.
Seven-time champions USA (1981,
1983, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2013)
head Pool A which also features Costa
Rica, Cuba and Canada.
Team USA has won five of the last
seven editions and reached the podium
in 21 of the 23 editions since the tour-
nament began in 1969.
The local women's team which will
be coached by former two-time Cuban
Olympic women's volleyball winning
gold medal player Idalmis Gato is due
to depart on Thursday and held anoth-
er training session at the Jean Pierre
Complex, Mucurapo, yesterday as well.
According to the T&T Volleyball
President, Daymian Stewart, the
team's participation at the tournament
was confirmed yesterday after it was
the much needed $400,000 by the
Sport Company of T&T.
Stewart who along with Forde met
with Ministry of Sports Permanent
Secretary Gillian Mac Intyre at the
Ministry of Sports Office, Abercromby
Street, Port-of-Spain, on Monday to
finalise funding for both the men and
women teams said he was very
delighted that the Ministry was able
to come through for the players.
"An upbeat Stewart added, "We at
the T&TVF managed to raise
$180,000, but we still required a fur-
ther $400,000 to cover the travel
expenses of both teams, and we are
very happy that our request was met."
He added, "The T&TVF planned
for these events in the new financial
year starting October 1, but the Con-
tinental body (NORCECA) confirmed
that the women's event would take
place from September 25 to October
3 while the men run from October 3
Stewart said this tournament which
is the first step in Olympic qualifying
fell in a very rough period as T&T is
now coming off General Elections and
some transformation is taking place
and one would expect some pres-
Despite the challenges financially,
the long serving volleyball official said
he remained confident that the team
can represent T&T and the Caribbean
"It's a very tournament where all
the top teams in NORCECA and the
winner of this event is expected to be
a major contender for the gold medal
at next year's Olympic Games in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil.
"But for us, we are going through
somewhat of a transition phase with
a few new players coming into the
team and our level will be measured
against Mexico and Costa Rica, who
are closer to us in the world rankings.
With regards to the new players,
Stewart noted that it will be very crit-
ical in their development.
This will be T&T's fifth appearance
at the Continental Championship
since making its debut in 2005 at
home with an eighth placed finish.
This was followed by a sixth place
showing in 2007 (Mexico), eight in
Puerto Rico (2009) and seventh of
nine teams, its best outing two years
in Caguas, Puerto Rico after outplaying
Costa Rica, 26-24, 25-21, 25-12.
It will be the third international
outing of the year for T&T senior
women's team as they also topped
their Second Round Norceca FIVB
Women's World Championship Qual-
ifiers at St Augustine in May and will
resume their quest for a spot in Italy
Krystle Esdelle, Channon
Thompson, Sinead Jack, Darlene
Ramdin, Renele Forde (captain),
Hannah Floyd, Shontelle Yearwood,
Asia Joseph, Kerdisha Sutherland,
Afeisha Olton, Rejeanne Wallace,
Shernice De Four.
Technical staff: Idalmis Gato
(coach), Francisco Cruz (assistant
coach/technical director), Susan
T&T WOMEN'S TEAM:
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Three Tobago women in Olympic vball qualifiers squad
...Sportt provides $.4 million in funding
Tournament groups and
Group A: Costa Rica, USA, Cuba,
Group B: Dominican Republic,
Puerto Rico, Mexico, T&T
The trio of Sinead Jack, from left,
Channon Thompson and Krystle
Esdelle are key members of the senior
national women team's headed to the
NORCECA Continental Championship
Olympic Qualifiers in Michoacan,
Mexico from Sunday to October 3.
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