ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (March 16, 2018) – Twenty teams from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) will be in the hunt for top honors in the CFU Women’s Challenge Series. The competition is scheduled for April and will be played across five venues, namely Warner Park Sporting Complex in St. Kitts; UWI JFF Captain Horace Burrell Center of Excellence in Jamaica; Stade Sylvia Cator in Haiti; Antigua Recreation Grounds in Antigua; and Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad.
CFU Interim President Randolph Harris said the Challenge Series addresses a dearth of competitive play for women footballers in the Caribbean and is a welcome addition to the calendar. “This is both exciting and productive for our Member Associations. The respective women’s national teams have been itching to get off the mark for some time, so we are confident that the competition will redound to the benefit of the teams and football fans across the region,” Harris said.
The groups are:
Group A: St. Kitts and Nevis (hosts), St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia and Dominica;
Group B: Jamaica (hosts), Barbados, Cuba and Turks and Caicos Islands;
Group C: Haiti (hosts), Martinique, Dominican Republic and USVI;
Group D: Antigua and Barbuda (hosts), Curacao, Guadeloupe and Montserrat;
Group E: Trinidad & Tobago (hosts), Grenada, Guyana and Suriname
The CFU Women’s Challenge Series will be played over a period from April 18-29, 2018. Medals will be awarded to the group winners and runners-up.