Roseau, Dominica-DFA- Striker Audel Laville will lead Dominica’s team when the 2017 CONCACAF Under 15 Boys Championship kicks off at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA. Dominica will make its debut appearance during the August 13th -19th tournament which is expected to feature most of the CONCACAF nations. Laville will have as his assistant, Turram Brian Toussaint, who has impressed all with his style and brand of football.
The squad which consists of 18 players was selected after over five months of intense training under the guidance of Head Coach Stanton Seraphin. The unit consists of two goal keepers, seven defenders, six midfielders and three strikers.
Head coach of the team, Stanton Seraphin, said that he is very satisfied with the final selection and that the Young Nature Boys are ready to go.
“The team that we have selected represents the best on the island within that age group. Some five months ago, we started with a total of 44 players that were selected after the conclusion of the inaugural under 15 league. Now we are down to the final 18 players,” the head coach stated.
Seraphin said that the work ethics of the players have been very encouraging. “The players have put in the hard work. They have worked really hard throughout all the sessions. Because of what I have seen, I am confident that they will go out there and make everybody proud.”
Seraphin also had high praise for the DFA for initiating such an activity thereby providing the avenue for the players to showcase their young talent.
Captain of the team Audel Laville gave the assurance that his players would put their best foot forward and make the entire country proud.
The team prepared for the tournament with friendly matches in St. Martin and in Barbados.
The full squad reads: Jerome Burkard, Sachin Thomas, Jamal Augustine, Quinton Moise, Frankie Bellot, Ehron Carbon, Nickson Pacquette, Cheddy Joseph, Tariq Joseph, Turram Toussaint, Audel Laville, Bry Evans, Lequan Leslie, Tyrese Jno Baptiste, Tyreke Jno Baptiste, Kadimel Paul, Omarlie Rabess and Marcus Bredas.
The Technical Staff reads: Stanton Seraphin- Head Coach, Joel Hamilton- Assistant Coach, John Joseph- Manager, Dr. Pharo Cuffy- Team Doctor, Delroy Watt- Trainer, Jerome Bardouille- Technical Director.
The team will leave the island on Thursday and is grouped together with Antigua, Dutch St. Martin and Grenada.