Pro Shottas after 4th title
WITH hardly any fanfare the Barbados Football Association’s 2010 Women’s League kicks off this evening at two venues with defending champions Carlton Pro Shottas aiming to clinch the crown for the fourth straight year.
The action commences at the spanking new University of the West Indies’ (UWI) artificial turf at the Lazaretto with the 2006 queens, Genesis being challenged by the Barbados Women’s Football Academy at 2 p.m.
That game will be followed by a clash between UWI and the National Sports Council, who enjoyed an impressive run last season.
The surreptitious start of the season hardly gave pundits a chance to determine any movement during the off season which was very productive for women’s football.
The top women were engaged in a number of regional and international matches at home and abroad.
Even so, the defending champions will still be minus their trio of Gabrielle Lopez, Alyssa Yard and Soraya Toppin-Herbert, who are on overseas scholarships.
Pro Shottas were still good enough to three-peat without that trio last season and they hope to start impressively at home this evening when they host the unfancied Technique at the Desmond Haynes Oval at 4 p.m.
The Shottas are expecting that their squad will be just as challenging in 2010 as their full name will be for sports journalists with the sponsored unit going by the title of 800 Inc./Digicel/RBC/Carlton Pro Shottas Ladies. (KB)