Philippine Women's National Football Tryout in the US

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  1. Pelefan

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    #1 Pelefan, Jul 31, 2021
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    pff.org.ph/2021/07/29/phi-wnt-training-camp-to-be-held-in-the-united-states/

    PHI WNT training camp to be held in the United States
    Thursday, July 29, 2021


    With the target of reaching the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in sight, the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) aims to strengthen its player pool of the Philippine Women’s National Team with a training camp and player tryouts set this August 2021 in Orange County, California, United States.

    The tryouts and training camp mark the team’s preparations for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers scheduled for 13-25 September 2021. The Philippines, ranked 68th in the FIFA Rankings, will face Hong Kong (ranked 76th) and Nepal (ranked 100th) in Group F of the qualifiers. The top team at the end of the group stage will qualify for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 next year, for a chance to qualify to the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

    Philippine Women’s National Team head coach Marlon Maro will oversee the tryouts and training camp in the United States. Joining him are assistant coaches Rose Ton Barinan, Michael Agbayani, Anthony Albao, and Marlon Pinero, together with physiotherapists Red Sajonia, Anna Demigillo, and Stella Perreras.

    PFF invites all interested US-based women’s football players to join the tryouts which will be held on 04-12 August 2021. Player requirements are as follows:

    Must be at least 18 years old
    Hold a valid Philippine passport

    Players must also send the following items to PWNT2021@gmail.com and fill in the form in the QR code attached on or before 30 July 2021:

    Player CV
    Three (3) minute highlight video link
    One (1) full match video link (preferred)

    https://www.facebook.com/philfootballfederation/posts/2991076294503851

    The Philippine Women’s National Team will conduct tryouts for players based in the United States this August 2021.
    The tryouts are part of the team’s preparations for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers this September 2021.
    Interested US-based players may fill up the form in the QR code and submit their requirements to PWNT2021@gmail.com

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    I think even if you don't have a Philippine passport at the moment, you can still apply and send your credentials as long as you state your intention in getting one for future events. You can apply for a passport as long as you can prove that at least one of your parents is from the Philippines.

    Many of the national team players are also Fil Ams and Fil Canadians who they recruited originally from the US NCAA ranks, so I don't think it would be too difficult to adjust and have used their status in the Philippine women's national football team to gain entry in women's professional leagues abroad after graduation in Europe and Asia esp. in Japan where there is a quota of Asian players per team that are counted as local players.

    The Philippine Women's National Team is ranked 65th in the women's FIFA ranking as of December 2020 and is considered among the stronger women's football nations in Asia, giving them a decent chance to make the FIFA Women's World Cup which is their ultimate goal.
     
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  2. Pelefan

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    #2 Pelefan, Jul 31, 2021
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    Several former US NCAA women players have used their standing in the Philippine Women's national football team to earn a professional contract in Japan this year including Quezada(UC Riverside) and Bolden(Loyola Marymount and US U-23 national women's team).

    Others have gone on to join professional teams in Europe as well.


    https://cnnphilippines.com/sports/2021/6/1/PH-Malditas-Bolden-Quezada-Japan.html

    Philippine Malditas stalwarts Sarina Bolden and Quinley Quezada will play in Japan's first women's professional football league, the Philippine Football Federation announced on Tuesday.

    The PFF said they nominated Bolden and Quezada as the country's ASEAN players in the upcoming WE (Women Empowerment) League.

    "Quinley and Sarina may be the first but certainly not the last Filipina players who will play in the Japan WE League. It will inspire other women football players in the country to continue developing their skills for a chance to play in the international stage," said PFF general secretary Atty. Ed Gastanes.
     
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  3. Gryphons Dad

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    Didn't the PFF try this years ago?
     
  4. Pelefan

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    #4 Pelefan, Aug 1, 2021
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    Yes, they have. There are millions of Filipinos who have immigrated to the US so it is natural for them to seek women soccer players from their expatriate population over here especially since Title IX has increased the number of colleges and universities fielding women sports teams particularly in soccer.
     
  5. Pelefan

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    Philippine Women’s National Team tryouts underway
    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    The Philippine Women’s National Team began their preparations for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 qualifiers with the team tryouts, which started yesterday 04 August 2021 at Great Park Irvine in Irvine, California, USA.

    The player tryouts session is part of the team’s United States training camp in the buildup to the qualifiers scheduled on 13-25 September 2021. The Philippines will face Hong Kong and Nepal for a spot in the Women’s Asian Cup, which also acts as qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

    Over 40 players (composed of Philippine-based and US-based players) are expected to join the tryouts. Following the tryouts, the training camp will begin and will serve as the basis to select the 23 players that will represent the country in the qualifiers.


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  6. cachundo

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    #6 cachundo, Aug 20, 2021
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    A little late for comment. But these tryouts happen to be right at the start of training camp for college teams. It would be a very big ask for players who aspire to be starters for their college teams to take time off to attend this. Perhaps if your Fed is aware of the ebbs and flows of the college season, perhaps training camp schedules held in the US can be given more thought, if that is the pool this Fed is fishing from.

    FWIW, Stanford have quite a number of players who may be able to claim citizenship jus sanguinis. Contact the Stanford coach if interested
     
  7. Pelefan

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    Thanks. Unfortunately the women's national team scheduled their tryouts and training camp during this time window specifically because they were preparing for the AFC qualifiers and their trip to the US was meant to prepare them for that since they couldn't train at home because of the COVID lockdown.

    Can you name the players you are referring to and can you make them aware of the possibility of playing for the Philippine Women's national team?
     
  8. Gryphons Dad

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    No offense, but I would be very surprised if any NCAA athletes choose to opt out of the Fall season to go play Nepal and Hong Kong.
     
  9. Pelefan

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    They are mostly looking for players for future games, not just for the current window, particularly when they start facing stronger teams or in bigger tournaments.

    The Philippines are used to not being able to call up players with commitments to not only their universities but also professionally. Most of the time the latter players are only available during limited FIFA windows.

    That is why it is important that they increase their pool of players. It increases the chance of having solid football players replacing others when they are not available.
     
  10. cachundo

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    Do you have a sense of how many college-age players attended the Irvine camp?

    Would it not make more sense, to expand their pool of players, to include college-age players? If so, then why not conduct US-based camps on windows that do not conflict with college program windows?

    Please don't take this as a criticism of you, but of your Fed's. The timing is curious, if not bizarre. IT seems like a joke, perhaps incompetence(?) when perhaps they could have conducted camps a week or two earlier, then it would not have conflicted with the start of college training camps.

    If the PFF are serious in recruiting college-age players, they need to have a better sense of when to conduct camps that are aimed to attract college-age players. Specifically, dates that don't conflict with college dates - competition, training, etc. jm $0.02
     
  11. Pelefan

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    I am not sure which players are attending the trials and training camp but here is their official Facebook page with pics of those that participated.

    Even if players can't attend this camp due to college commitments, I think they should still send their resume to the PFF so they can be called up in future trials.

    https://www.facebook.com/PilipinasWNFT
     
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  12. Pelefan

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  13. Pelefan

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    #13 Pelefan, Sep 14, 2021
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    In their first competition since the 30th Southeast Asian Games, the Philippine Women’s National Football Team is getting back on the pitch to gain international glory for the country.

    The Philippine Football Federation announced the selection of players who will compete in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 qualifying matches in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

    A total of 22 players have been called up, with nine holdovers from SEA Games team.

    Headlining the squad are co-captains Inna Palacios and Hali Long.

    Veterans also returning are defenders Chelo Hodges, Tara Shelton, and Patricia Tomanon; midfielders Sara Castaneda, Bhebe Lemoran, and Camille Rodriguez; and striker Alisha Del Campo.

    Defender Ryley Bugay, midfielders Tahnai Annis and Jessica Miclat return to the fold to reinforce the squad. They last represented the program back in the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan.

    The rest of the lineup includes debutants Olivia Davies McDaniel, who plays goalkeeper; midfielders Malea Cesar and Alyssa Ube; and forward Chandler McDaniel.

    Former youth internationals Isabelle Mapanao and Arianna Lepage make the cut at the senior level. The likes of Sofia Harrison, Anicka Castaneda, Camille Wilson, and Rocelle Mendano complete the pool.

    The Marlon Maro-mentored squad conducted a training camp in California, USA, last August and left for Uzbekistan last Sunday.

    The team is set to compete against Nepal on September 18 at 6:00 PM (Manila time); and Hong Kong on September 24 at 6:00 PM. They start in Group F at the JAR Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

    The Filipinas are targeting two straight victories. The team that tops its group is the only one that can book a ticket into the tournament proper of the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, which takes place in India. It also serves as the final qualification phase of the Asian continent for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

    tiebreakertimes.com.ph/tbt/palacios-long-lead-pwnft-lineup-for-asian-cup/219308

    There are some new faces possibly taken from the tryout in the US. I also noticed that they didn't call up pros like Bolden and Quezada probably because of club commitments. The quarantine requirements enroaches on the time they spend with their clubs and can go beyond the FIFA international window allowed.
     
  14. Pelefan

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  15. PlaySimple

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    #15 PlaySimple, Sep 15, 2021
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    Tahnai Annis is a name that I haven't heard in a long time. A few years ago I remembered wondering what she was doing these days. I didn't think that she had a Filipino background. She must qualify through a grandparent or something.

    Annis was quite a force as a Florida Gator and scored quite a few goals. If I recall correctly she may have been an All-American once or twice and collected multiple SEC accolades. She was a very powerful player though she is very short and stout - just solid with a low center of gravity and very hard to knock off of the ball and dispossess. She was without a doubt one of the all-time greats at Florida.

    Annis was a Gator in the late 2000s to early 2010s when Becky Burleigh's teams were feared and always among the best in the country. It's amazing to think about how good the Gators used to be and where they are now.
     
  16. Pelefan

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    Her mother is Filipina. It is too bad that Tahnai never got to play for the Philippines until later in her career at 28 y/o in 2018 and then Covid wiped out most of the AFC schedule. She has quite an extensive professional career in Iceland and has participated in the UEFA Women's Champion's League.

    https://www.the-afc.com/competition...est/news/annis-philippines-are-on-the-map-now
     
  17. Pelefan

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    #17 Pelefan, Sep 16, 2021
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    It looks like 4 pros(2 playing in Europe in Graversen and Madarang and 2 playing in Japan in Quezada and Bolden) were not released or chosen for this window.
     
  18. L'orange

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    Never have there been SO many posts about the world's 68th ranked team.....
     
  19. PlaySimple

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    Does it really matter? This is a forum for the discussion of soccer and the last time I checked, the discussions are about...soccer!

    The women's college forum is probably the wrong place for this thread but I bet if you delved into some of the other threads elsewhere in this forum you will find longer threads about national teams that are ranked lower than 68th. I don't know, though, it's just a wild hunch... :rolleyes:
     
  20. Pelefan

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    #20 Pelefan, Sep 17, 2021
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    There is a thread for the Philippine Women's National Football Team in the Women's International Forum that is 10 pages long.

    https://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/f...football-thread.2044996/page-10#post-39927044

    I noticed that women fans from other countries including from many traditionally strong countries from Europe and Asia are much more supportive of the Philippine efforts to improve their team there than some posters here in the college forum.

    Despite their low ranking, they have been improving and have the ultimate goal of eventually qualifying for the FIFA Women's World Cup like many other countries.

    The thread here was meant to inform college players in the US NCAA that were eligible for the Philippines that a tryout was being scheduled in the US so it is relevant to this forum.
     
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  21. Pelefan

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    #21 Pelefan, Sep 17, 2021
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    https://www.fifa.com/news/rising-ph...b9-VXqnXuZuzqKzuV0iHBqLkQcYGR7S6E8ZxkAxz152Hw

    Rising Philippines set sights on World Cup ‘dream’

      • Philippines are aiming to qualify for their first FIFA Women’s World Cup
      • The Southeast Asians fell narrowly short of qualification for France 2019
    With the upcoming iteration of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ set to feature 32 nations for the first time, it seems likely there will several new counties lining up when the world’s elite head Down Under in 2023. One such nation hoping to be among the list of new faces is the Philippines. The Southeast Asians may enjoy little global recognition, but they have been steadily building in recent years and in 2018 they were just a single win away from maiden Women’s World Cup qualification. Having won through to the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup – their first such appearance in 15 years – the Philippines reached the play-off for the fifth and final AFC ticket to France 2019, only to be outclassed by Korea Republic at the final hurdle.

    Fast forward three years and Philippines are primed to begin their charge to win a spot at Australia & New Zealand 2023. Supplemented by a handful of US-based players, the Philippines have cause for optimism. On Saturday, Philippines will tackle outsiders Nepal, before meeting Hong Kong six days later. The latter have considerable historical pedigree and with only one of the three sides progressing to January’s Women’s Asian Cup, there is little margin for error.

    Qualification to the 12-nation Women’s Asian Cup in India would leave Philippines within sight of achieving their Women’s World Cup goal. Mathematically the odds of advancing a step further are strong. The top five teams, excluding Australia, will claim AFC’s five direct slots, with two further nations to participate in the new intercontinental play-off tournament.

    “Making it to the World Cup in 2023 would make the Philippines’ agenda to support women’s football all the way down to the grassroots level. “It would put the Philippines on the map not only in Southeast Asia but across the continent as well in terms of women's football. Everyone loves a good underdog story.”
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    The Philippines nearly made the Women's World Cup in France in 2019 in a tournament that only had 24 teams(5 AFC slots) finishing 6th in Asia during qualification. They hope to do better for the World Cup in Australia with 32 slots available with the 5 AFC slots excluding Australia as the host and 2 further intercontinental playoff slots available.
     
  22. Pelefan

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    Annis scored 2 goals in the AFC Women''s Cup qualifers against Nepal and Hongkong helping the Philippines qualify for the AFC Women's Cup and will now have a chance to qualify for the FIFA Women's WC in Australia/NZ if the Philippines finishes in the top 5 of the tourmament. Last time they finished 6th just one spot out of the 5 qualified AFC teams to the World Cup that included Australia.
     
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  23. Pelefan

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    #23 Pelefan, Sep 26, 2021 at 3:12 PM
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    Their coach says they plan to return to California to prepare for the AFC Women's Cup since the Philippines is still under lockdown for the most part because of COVID and the local players are unable to train properly. Unfortunately some Philippine based players weren't able to join the training camp in the US for this qualifiers because of visa issues but hopefully they can do that next time.

    I also hope they add the 4 veteran pros who were not released from their clubs in Europe and Japan that were missing from this window and add a few more to strengthen the team like 27 year-old Filipina-French-American midfielder Katrina Guillou who currently plays top flight football in Sweden's Damallsvenskan with club Pitea IF.

    They probably will schedule another tryout before then in the US so those who missed out in the previous tryout can make their case. They just need to work on getting their Philippine passports sorted out though early if they wanted to be considered for the AFC Women's Cup scheduled for Jan 20, 2022 – Sun, Feb 6, 2022.

    https://www.the-afc.com/competition...atS7lrzn9_-IzIgybvXK12k-RtpcrNnp0LPwS5bfYOn-Y

    Philippines' Maro eyes California training camp after reaching AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 Finals

    Maro said it is important for the Philippines-based players to join their teammates in California for the training camp.

    “My plan next is to make sure that all players in Manila can have their visas. California is the only place that we can train on because it’s open already.

    "You can do all sports activities there. And besides, we can have a lot of friendly matches like what happened in this competition. We had five practice matches with different women clubs in California so that helped us a lot to prepare tactically.”

    Maro will also look at strengthening the squad to ensure Philippines are at their best for the Finals.

    “We have to make sure that we beef up the team when it comes to players based on position. We have positions that we have to strengthen especially the side defenders.”
     

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