Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
Story by Andres Torres
Alyssa Budhoo is one of the former Futsal Club Toronto players that will help inaugurate Trinidad and Tobago’s new Women’s premier League as she signed for Team Angels.
Players from all the America’s, including USA, Venezuela, Canada, St. Kitts/Nevis and the US Virgin Islands are touching down in Piarco over the last few weeks, with players from Brazil and Europe expected to arrive shortly.
“So far the experience has been great,” says Budhoo. “I’m thankful to have an experience like this to play in another country, learn a new culture and play with women from all around the world.”
Given all the excitement and exposure around this summers Women’s World Cup, Trinidad and Tobago is taking this opportunity to create a new and exciting league in the nation to help promote the sport and give more women the chance to play competitive soccer.
“The competition here is very good, the women playing in the league come from Trinidad, the national team, England, USA, Brazil, and all around,” says Budhoo. “Lots of the players here have competed at a semi-professional level and have played at the college university level, everyone here has the same goal and that is to win as many games as possible.”
“I feel like women’s soccer can definitely grow a lot more. I feel it’s great that Trinidad took the chance and created the WPL to give more women the opportunity to play at a higher level. I feel women don’t get enough attention for their talent and the support needs to continuously grow.”
Alyssa has been a member of the woman’s futsal team at FCT for this past season and shares her experience while playing futsal for the club, “Playing for FCT has been one of the best decisions I think I have made in all of my years playing. It has helped me individually as a player technically and mentally. Because futsal is a much faster paced game than traditional soccer it forces you to play smarter, quicker with skill and great footwork. FCT has helped with these aspects of the game that also helps a lot on the bigger pitch. You’re always in a learning and fun environment with FCT and I could not be happier playing for the club and its staff.
Budhoo and Team Angels won their first game with a score of 3-0, and will play their next match on Saturday, July 4.Gallery with ID 25 doesn't exist.