This journal has been published rather late. It was written before 1st February, but suspicions about Rhian’s site being hacked, or threatened by malware, have conspired to keep us off the ether. We have been forced to clean and monitor the site closely. A big thanks to Web Apps Interactive for all their assistance. We are now up and ready to go again.
We landed in Houston at the end of January 2016 for the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifications tournament, and this was a day when we started early. 1st February 2016 started early with a 06:45 am flight from Montreal, where I met up with a very tired group of Quebecers waiting for me at the gate.
I was even more tired than they were, and this was my own fault, as I had conspired not to have any sleep at all. At home, I had panicked myself into thinking that my alarm wasn’t going to go off, or that I would sleep through it. The end result was a cup of tea and a cheese sandwich at 02:30 am, not ideal. Then, to make matters worse, I did not manage any sleep on the flight to Texas.
The recovery break between the last Canada camp and our arrival in Houston was just a short one. We were only home for five days, but I managed to make the break eventful. First, I was struck with stomach flu; second I bought a house in Vancouver’s red hot real estate market; and, lastly, I visited Amy Walsh and her family on Mont St Hilaire. Some of you will have noticed how calmly I slid in the purchase of a house in there. Inwardly I am screaming and the whole thing is very exciting.
On more important matters, the team and I are delighted and excited to be here in Houston. Let’s get this tournament underway. This CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament is a major event and we can’t wait to get it going and take the field.
GK (3) – Sabrina D’Angelo ; Stephanie Labbe ; Erin McLeod
DF (5) – Josée Belanger ; Kadeisha Buchanan ; Allysha Chapman; Rhian Wilkinson ; Shelina Zadorsky
MF (6) – Jessie Fleming ;Ashley Lawrence ; Diana Matheson ; Rebecca Quinn ; Sophie Schmidt; Desiree Scott;
FW (6) – Janine Beckie ; Gabrielle Carle ; Nichelle Prince; Deanne Rose; Christine Sinclair;; Melissa Tancredi (
PS As we drove home from practice, we saw birds everywhere – thousands of them all over the place…someone explain this to me other than referring me to Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hendren!