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Player to watch : Trina Davis

Many great young players do not have a lot of visibility because they don't yet feature for the biggest clubs in the world. mycujoo will regularly put one of them in the spotlight. Our second prospect: the Fijian player Trina Davis, who plays for Marysville Pilchuck (USA).

Trina Davis revealed her skills with Fiji national team at the OFC Women's Cup qualifiers in August 2018

Photos courtesy of OFC/Phototek

Her Bio

Name: Trina Rochelle Davis
Country: Fiji
Date of birth: 06/09/2001
Club: Marysville Pilchuck (USA)
Position: Right winger
Achievements: OFC Women’s Nations Cup qualifiers winner and best scorer (4 goals). All-time leading scorer for Marysville Pilchuck with 36 goals.

A bit of history

Born in the USA, Trina is Fijian through her mother, who moved to the States when she was 22. Trina was contacted by the Fiji FA this year to represent her mum’s country, after having impressed the national team coach, Marika Rodu, on video. Trina herself was surprised, and honoured. "I was honestly shocked, I couldn’t believe that I would have an opportunity to represent mum’s country", she told the Oceania Football Confederation.

And for her first big tournament with Fiji, she did not disappoint: at the OFC Women’s Nations Cup qualifiers, she scored four goals and provided one assist in three games. A talent in multiple sports, she runs 100 meters (12.19 PB) and 200 meters (25.79 PB), holding school records, she also does long jump and plays soccer in parallel, as a striker.

Her good sides

Extremely fast, Trina also has a very impressive touch on the ball and is cold blooded in front of goal. But one of her main qualities is certainly her capacity to read the game. Most of the time she makes the right choice on the pitch, whether dribbling, passing or shooting.

Her less good sides

Trina is obviously very young (17) and as such possesses huge potential to improve. She definitely could improve in the air, probably as well in her capacity to defend and in her positioning. When facing more experienced defenders - which she will at the OFC Women’s Cup in November if she is selected - she certainly will need to be a bit more tricky.

What they say about her

"She will definitely bring lots of experience up front with her speed and skills. I have seen her calibre via videos, which is a boost for the side"
Marika Rodu, Fijian National Team coach.

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