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TCIFA celebrates 2018 in Women’s Football

#Providenciales, February 7, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – The TCIFA Women’s Football Social and Awards celebrated another exciting year for Women’s Football at Caribbean Element Restaurant on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.

This annual award ceremony is held under the stewardship of the Women’s Football Committee and is used as an opportunity to recognize and reward teams and individuals for their achievement over the preceding year.  This year the list of awards and awardees were as follows:

1st place, 2018 Women’s Football League – “Orange” Crush lead by Coach Gillian Vernice

2nd place, 2018 Women’s Football League – “Blue Tsunami” lead by Coach Damien Grant

Top Goal Scorer, 2018 Women’s Football League – Jancilla Cox with 5 goals (however, she opted to have her trophy and award given to the two young players placing 2nd Dominga Robelledo  and Mae Chaplin)

Overall most dedicated and discipline Player – Sydnee Campbell

Most Outstanding U15 Player for Orange Crush – Anika Harry

Most Outstanding U15 Player for Blue Tsunami – Sanne Healy

Award for consistently voluntarily refereeing in the 2018 Women’s Speed Soccer League (a community league) – Ancie Bernadin

Only female club that has completed the Club Licensing registration process –

Joan Whent representing Revolution

Coach Gillian Vernice – for her dedication and voluntary services to Women’s Football

Coach Damien Grant – for his dedication and voluntary services to Women’s Football (commuting from South Caicos on a weekly basis to facilitate training sessions)

Coach Steve Maclaren – in recognition of his voluntary services from March 2017 to January 2019 to Women’s Football and The Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association

Candace Hanchell, TCIFA 2nd Vice President and head of Women’s Football who presided over the event commented that  “2018 has met Women’s Football with many unexpected events, including the withdrawal from two major international competitions and a decrease in games due to reasons beyond our control.  But, already, 2019 is shining brightly with the addition of Ms. Yunelsis Rodriguez-Baez – Director of Women’s Football, and an increase of young players who are greatly enthused about the game and have showed their commitment to the sport.  As our pool of players continue to grow, we look forward to an increase in eligible players for our Girls U15 and Women’s National Football Teams.  We also look forward to having more playing opportunities this year. It is imperative that we continue to motivate and provide the best opportunities for our players.”

It was made clear of the determination to continue to propel women’s football, in the Turks & Caicos Islands, forward.  This was solidified with General Secretary- Oliver Smith’s remarks setting out his hopes and plans for 2019, onward.  An overview of the roadmap for a more successful development programme was discussed, with the intent to continuously increase the profile and uptake of women’s football.

For more information, please contact TCIFA Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Candia Ewing, at 941-5532 or



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