Guam U17 Women's National Team Travels to Saudi Arabia for Training Camp

Guam U17 Women's National Team trains in Saudi Arabia, plays friendlies against Saudi U17 team, highlighting growth of women's football in Guam and West Asia.

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Guam U17 Women's National Team Travels to Saudi Arabia for Training Camp

Guam U17 Women's National Team Travels to Saudi Arabia for Training Camp

The Guam U17 Women's National Team is currently in Dammam, Saudi Arabia for a training camp this week. The team, consisting of 19 players, arrived in the Middle Eastern country to prepare for upcoming international competitions and further develop their skills on the pitch.

Among the 19-player roster, 12 are currently playing in the Interscholastic Girls High School Football League in Guam. As part of the training camp, the Guam team is scheduled to play two friendly matches against the Saudi Arabia U17 Women's National Team on April 19 and 22.

Head coach Chyna Ramirez is leading the Guam contingent, which also includes an assistant coach, goalkeeper coach, team manager, assistant team manager, team physiotherapist, and the Guam Football Association technical director as part of the traveling staff.

The training camp in Saudi Arabia is viewed as a valuable opportunity for the young Guam players to gain international experience and prepare for future competitions. Women's football has been rapidly growing in the West Asian region, making this trip an important step in the development of Guam's U17 women's team.

Why this matters: The Guam U17 Women's National Team's training camp in Saudi Arabia highlights the growth and development of women's football in both Guam and the West Asian region. International training camps provide young players with essential exposure and experience that can elevate their skills and prepare them for higher levels of competition.

Belinda Wilson, GFA Technical Director, emphasized the significance of the training camp, stating, "This is a great opportunity for the players to develop and compete against quality opponents." The friendly matches against Saudi Arabia's U17 team will serve as a valuable benchmark for the Guam players as they continue their football endeavor and strive to represent their country in future international tournaments.

Key Takeaways

  • Guam U17 Women's National Team in Saudi Arabia for training camp
  • 12 players from Guam's high school league in the 19-player roster
  • Team to play 2 friendly matches against Saudi Arabia U17 team
  • Training camp aims to provide international experience and prepare for future competitions
  • Highlights growth of women's football in Guam and West Asia region