The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has revealed the members of the 30-player women’s under-14 training pool for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U14 Girls Regional Championship 2016 scheduled on May 31 to June 5 in Laos.
There are 21 local players and nine players from the training and selection camps held in the North American region facilitated by PFF Women’s Department head Ernest Nierras.
Leading the pack are Keanne Dedel, Anya Dominque Fuentes, Alexzandrea Pahtrris Lagman, Maria Lazo, Trici Paige Lim, Maria Mikaela Mantecon, Rachelle Joyce Sanciangco, Darylle Emanielle Tangco, Maria Bianca Torres and Kassandra Marie Zalamea from the National Capital Region.
Also in the list are North America standouts Katelyn Alexander, Gabriella Collatos, Shelten Nicole Cruces, Carleigh Frilles, Kaelani Hill, Arianna Christine Lepage, Alessandra Ysabel Villalon, Trinity Rose Wambolt and Journey Auriana Wynder.
Joining them are Julien Meredith Mirto and Jessica Marie Pido of Davao, Cebu’s Rizamae Ugbaniel and Trizza Mae Musni, Rileah Jacey Ortega of Zambales, Catherin Pardilla of Laguna, Argelyn Silao of Iloilo, Zamboanga’s Ivy Tapiz; Negros Occidental’s Mikaela Jacqueline Villacin, Marienel Cristobal of Pampanga, and Czarina Gabrielle Houtsma of Camarines Sur.
Only 18 players will make it to the final roster.
The Philippines has been clustered in Group A with Thailand, Cambodia and Laos while Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam are in Group B.
The Philippines will first face host Laos at the Chao Anouvong Stadium in Vientiane on the opening day.
They will then face Thailand on June 1, then Cambodia at the end of the elimination round at the National University Stadium on June 2.
The Philippines needs to clinch one of the two seats in their group to qualify for the knockout phase.
Joyce Landangan is the team’s coach assisted by Patrice Impelido, Marielle Benitez and Isabella Fernando.
JAELLE NEVIN REYES