Guyana’s Junior Lady Jags have been placed in League B based on rankings for the upcoming Concacaf Girls’ U-15 Championship in Tampa, Florida.
The fourth edition of the developmental U-15 Concacaf girls’ championship will feature more than 500 girls from across the region from 31 Concacaf Member Associations, as well as one invited guest nation.
Participating teams were divided into three leagues according to their Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Ranking of May 2022, which places Guyana’s Junior Lady Jags in League B as the 20th ranked team among Concacaf member countries.
Other teams in League B are; Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago.
“Our U15 Girls Championship will provide hundreds of girls from across North America, Central America and the Caribbean with an opportunity to compete and experience all aspects of a top-level Concacaf competition,” said Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio.
“We are thrilled to once again be hosting this exciting competition, especially at such an important time for women’s football in our region with the Concacaf W Qualifiers delivered earlier this year and the upcoming W Championship in July.”
The 2022 edition of the developmental tournament will be hosted in its entirety at the Hillsborough County Tournament Sportsplex in Tampa, Florida, United States from July 31 to August 7.
Within each League, the participating teams will be divided into groups of four teams each. After round robin play, the two group winners and second place finishers of League A will advance to the knockout stage and will play for the tournament’s championship. For Leagues B and C, the three group winners and the best second place finisher will advance to the semifinals of their respective League. Furthermore, the remaining teams in each League will dispute an additional match for final position in the competition. The knockout stage of each League will be disputed in a single match direct elimination format, beginning with the semifinals, followed by a final and third place match. With this format, each League will crown a Champion and guarantee that every participating team plays a minimum of four competitive matches. The previous edition of the Concacaf Girls’ U-15 Championship took place in 2018, in Bradenton, Florida.
The United States won its second title at this age level after defeating Mexico 3-0 in the League A Final. The 2020 edition of the competition was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.