Trina Davis becomes Fiji’s first female pro player
US-based Fijian youngster Trina Davis (19) has signed a pro contract with Israeli side ASA Tel Aviv University SC.
“Contract signed, flights booked, bags packed & dreams becoming reality. Proud to announce that I have signed with ASA Tel Aviv in Israel to start my professional soccer career,” Davis wrote on Twitter.
Contract signed, flights booked, bags packed & dreams becoming reality🌟 proud to announce that I have signed with ASA Tel Aviv in Israel to start my professional soccer career 🇮🇱⚽️ pic.twitter.com/AjqF3v0egU
— Trina Davis🇫🇯 (@TrinaDaviss) February 26, 2021
ASA Tel Aviv University SC play in the Israeli top flight and have won the league eight time. They finished second last season.
The team sit third in the current season, with 16 points after seven games, three points behind league leaders Maccabi Kiryat Gat.
According to Fiji FA President Rajesh Patel, the 19-year-old is the first female player from Fiji to turn professional.
“As we kick start the Women’s Super League this year, this will encourage our female footballers to take up the challenge. Davis is a good role model for many women footballers here in the country,” Patel told the Fiji FA website.
Davis made her debut at only 16, for the Fiji national team in the 2018 OFC Nations Cup qualifiers, scoring a hattrick on her debut against Vanuatu. She was integral to Fiji’s run in the Nations Cup proper, scoring five goals on the team’s road to an 8-0 final loss to New Zealand.
Speaking to the Fiji FA, Davis is optimistic on behalf of her country’s chances in the future.