Women’s World Football Show, Episode 163 spotlights Saint Kitts and Nevis Women’s National Soccer Team with featured guests Head Coach Jené Baclawski and forward Phoenetia Browne. Plus, a soundbite from Canada striker Christine Sinclair.
Writer and Poet Gabriel Garcia Marquez once said, “Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.”
The arrival of Saint Kitts and Nevis Women’s National Team into the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifiers is a reality set into motion by a progressive Saint Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA), a smart and determined coach and team of inspiring local heroes.
In this episode we take a deep dive into the Saint Kitts and Nevis Women’s National Team with exclusive interviews with Head Coach Jené Baclawski and Captain Phoenetia Browne.
Also, a soundbite from Canada WNT forward Christine Sinclair after breaking the record for most all-time international goals across men’s and women’s football.
The high-energy and highly-educated coach from Texas, Jené Baclawski shares stories of her unique path to coaching the Saint Kitts Women’s National Team, her long-term plan for the program, and the importance of their appearance in the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifiers.
Coach Baclawski also gives us insights into the lives of women footballers in Saint Kitts – from the community to the senior national team; how she plans on changing the culture and mindset of girls playing football; building up national team players to be contenders on the international stage, and more. This is a must listen! (13’)
Follow Jené on Twitter @jbaclawski
There’s a hero walking among us and her name is Phoenetia Browne!
A prolific goal-scorer and talented ball handler, Phoenetia honed her skills at Columbia University and University of Texas-Austin, and subsequently all over the world playing club soccer in Iceland, Romania, France, and Finland.
The Saint Kitts and Nevis captain and hero of the Caribbean Tournament Olympic Qualifiers, Phoenetia stops by to share insights on her role as leader of the national team, her commitment to growing the game in the region, her impact on getting more girls in Saint Kitts and Nevis to play football, and so much more! (54’)
Follow Phoenetia on Twitter @phophobrowne
Learn more about 2020 Olympic Women’s Qualifiers happening all over the world via FIFA.com
Learn more about SKNFA at sknfa.com
Check out Ana De Souza’s podcast Futbol Ace
Photos Courtesy of: SKNFA Facebook
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“Love After Love
The time will come
when, with elation,
You will greet yourself arriving
At your own door, in your own mirror,
And each will smile at the other’s welcome.
And say, sit here, Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
To itself, to the stranger who has loved you…
Feast on your own life.”
Original Broadcast Date: February 02, 2020
Women’s World Football Show is hosted, written, edited & produced by Patty La Bella.
Additional assistance for this episode by Jené Baclawski, Phoenetia Browne, Ana De Souza, Vanessa Racine at Canadian Soccer Association
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