Goodness, we know that probably more than one of those women would have made the team if it wasn't for the Italy trip. Also, thank you for emphasizing a major purpose of the trials—to evaluate candidates for future national teams. However, I think the "primary purpose" was to choose for the Japan trip. Future trials will be held for future events, but you point is well taken.
My only suggestion was to invite more to cover the ones that couldn't go.