The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) continues to educate, ameliorate and enhance their programme through imparting knowledge to potential coaches through a FIFA Intermediate Coaching Course – lead by Instructor Fredrick Roy Millar from October 4 to 5, 2015.

Mr. Millar is the former Director of Coaching for the Irish Football Association and former manager of the Northern Ireland national under-21 football team. Mr. Millar previously played in the Irish League for Cliftonville F.C. and in with Dundela F.C in the old ’B’ Division. Since joining the Irish FA as a coach in 1982 Millar has at some point taken charge of all youth teams from Under-16 to Under-19 and also the Northern Ireland B team and the Northern Ireland Elite (Under-19) squad that takes part in the Milk Cup. Mr. Miller holds the UEFA Pro License and is a respected instructor of this course and has also been a lecturer at the NSCAA convention for the previous four years as well as participating on coaching education courses in both Fort Lauderdale and Stanford University. In addition to this Mr. Millar has lectured at Dallas FC as well as numerous lecturing roles in Europe for UEFA and the rest of the world for FIFA. Mr. Millar also has the experience of being a part of 8 technical study groups for both UEFA and FIFA concerning the youth game and he is a senior FIFA Coaching Instructor, which allows him to facilitate various coaching education programs for FIFA all over the world.

Justified by his qualifications, Mr Millar facilitated 25 people throughout the successfully ran course. Technical Director, Craig Harrington commented that “the coaching education courses we hold here at the TCIFA are continuing to expand in reputation.  Whether you want to coach the Under-7’s, school teams or work with the senior players, coaching is important to the development of the game of football.”

The TCIFA continues to invest heavily in delivering Coaching Education Programs. In collaboration with FIFA the TCIFA offers a wide range of Courses.  Coaches are required to develop the game at all levels and in so doing the TCIFA aspires to afford the various opportunities to increase and broaden coaches knowledge and to help foster the game of football in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In this regard, all interested persons are encouraged to get involved.


ABOUT Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association – The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) is a non-for-profit organization in the business of football development throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. The TCIFA has been in operation since 1996, and a member of FIFA, since 1998.


Saturday the 19th of September, 2015 Chopsticks Restaurant in Grace Bay, Providenciales hosted the Provo Premier League (PPL) and Master’s League award ceremony under the aura of the sweet sweltering summer’s heat and the electrical charge of excitement which exuded from the attendees.


The level of competitiveness during the season was very high with six teams: AFC Academy, Beaches FC, Cheshire Hell FC, SWA Sharks, Rozo FC and Teachers FC competing. AFC Academy emerged victorious for the second consecutive season amongst the pool with 28 points under the coaching of TCIFA Technical Director, Craig Harrington. AFC Academy was also awarded a cash prize of $1,000.00. Beaches FC placed 2nd with 16 points and Cheshire Hall FC secured 3rd place with 14 points.


Candia Ewing, TCIFA General Secretary, along with Chris

Candia Ewing, TCIFA General Secretary, along with the Steve Kendrew, PPL President, presented a variety of awards to applaud players on all aspects of the tournament. Rodney Etienne secured the Golden Boot award for a second time as top goal scorer with a total of 17 goals during the season. Marco Fenelus obtained 2nd place with 10 goals. The youngest player award went to Ishmael Louis who saw competition from other exceptional players such as Ras Diamond and Mackenson Cadet. The overall player of the season went to Jerry Liluce who displayed an outstanding performance throughout the league. SWA Sharks were able to conceiving the les amount of yellow cards with 16 points and were awarded the Fairplay award. The purpose of the Fairplay award is to encourage teams to play a clean and fair competitive game. Beaches FC followed closely with 20 points. Gianni Ascani received referee of the year and was recognized for his ability with respect to keeping players in control on the field of play. Joan Whent captured the Assistant Referee award.


A few of the Awardees

The evening was filled with celebratory cheers and laughter. Coaches were congratulated on their effort of getting their players out to make this season as successful as it was.

Mr. Kendrew stated that “Beaches for me was one of the most impressive team this year under the management of Johnny Suckrajh who did well recruiting some good new players as well finding a star goalkeeper in the form of Patrick Grant.”Mr. Kendrew also noted that during the upcoming season players can anticipate small changes, such as, the implementation of 7 substitutes and older members of the AFC Academy will be joining other teams and/or forming a new team in order to create a pathway for younger players to participate in the PPL.


Steve Kendrew, PPL President

Norman Hamilton, TCIFA’s Executive Director responsible for men’s football, stated that “the league improves from year to year in terms of the number of teams and player participation. Although the league is strong, we need to develop our fan base, which will be one of our focuses for the upcoming years.”


Norman Hamilton, TCIFA’s Executive Director responsible for men’s football.

The Masters League, which consists of players ages 35+, also displayed awards for the league winners (Teachers FC), runners up (Cheshire Hall FC), and leading goal scorers (Courtney Tain and Ian Chang).The evening culminated with hyped music as players and stakeholders mingled.

About: The Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association is a non-profit organization in the business of developing football throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands.


Makenson Cadet

Makenson Cadet

15 year old Makenson Cadet was recently afforded the opportunity to travel to Nottingham, UK to participate in a trial for the Nottingham Forest Football Club (NFFC). His talent was recognized by members of the Coventry University Student Union, who, not long ago, visited the TCIFA to carryout a three week long coaching project. He was further recommended to the NFFC, which resulted in an invitation to be assessed for a position on the NFFC’s Youth Academy Football Team, scheduled to compete in the 2015 Evima Cup – Albena, Bulagria.

Following days of training, the coaches of NFFC expressed a great deal of fascination and interest in the young player’s talent, and decided to take him on as a member of the team for the Evima Cup. These games will give NFFC an opportunity to further view his technical and tactical capabilities as a player.

Makenson is the youngest member of the TCIFA’s Men’s National Beach Soccer Team, which participated in the 2015 CONCACAF Championships of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifiers, during this year in El Salvador.

President Sonia Bien-Aime stated : “Makenson is a special talent, and one that has progressed through our grassroots program to the Center of Excellence. He was also a part of the winning National Academy team in this past Provo Premier League. This is a very significant occurrence for the TCIFA and for its grassroots and youth development programmes. With the increase in the numbers of players being offered scholarships in colleges abroad, and now the offering of a trial by an established professional football club to one of our youth players, it confirms what we have always believed; and this is that we possess true talent in these islands, and that the TCIFA is moving in the right direction with providing proper coaching and the tools necessary to assist in their development. We are taking critical and definitive steps in the right direction of football development. Makenson’s trial however is a gigantic leap proving our optimism that we will bear fruit in the near future.”




About the TCIFA:

The TCIFA is a non-profit Organization in the business of football development throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands.
For more information contact the General Secretary, Candia Ewing, at 941-5532


TCIFA’s most recently appointed FIFA referee was given his first assignment. Gianni Ascani will be flying the Turks and Caicos Islands’ Flag in the prestigious Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup tournament in Dallas, Texas, USA. The annual tournament has been scheduled to occur from March 29 to April 5, 2015; and attracts club teams from all over the United States, South America, Central America, Africa and Europe. The Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup is the oldest international youth football tournament in the United States, and one of the largest and most highly competitive youth football tournaments in the world. This tournament will compromise of seven age groups ranging from under-13 to under-19.



“I am honored to represent the TCI and TCIFA at the Dallas Cup. I am currently investing as much extra time as possible to prepare myself and get fitter. This includes extra running, and strength exercises, analysis of game situations, polishing my knowledge on the laws of the games, etc,” says Gianni. “It will be exciting to meet all these referees from North America, Japan, Australia, Europe, and to exchange experiences. There will also be top youth teams from all over the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and England.” Gianni went on to express that international exposure from the Dallas Cup would, indefinitely, play an important part in his personal and professional development.

Sonia Bien-Aime, President of the TCIFA noted that “this is, no doubt, a great opportunity for Gianni and the TCIFA, as it gives our youth and senior officials something to aspire to. As Gianni enters an arena with other professional referees from around the world, we have every confidence in him that he will represent the Turks& Caicos Islands and the TCIFA very well.”

We wish Gianni all the best.



ABOUT Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association – The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) is a non-for-profit organization in the business of football development throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. The TCIFA has been in operation since 1996, and a member of FIFA, since 1998.

For more information kindly contact Candia Ewing, Secretary General on 941-5532 or email


A six-day FIFA Futuro III referee course for technical and fitness instructors concluded on Thursday March 19, 2015. The event is one of three conducted annually throughout the CONCACAF Confederation sponsored by the FIFA Referee Assistance Program (RAP). The others are held for CONCACAF’s Spanish-speaking member associations and the smaller Caribbean countries.

Winston Wright is one of the TCIFA’s Senior Referee instructors specializing in instructing within the technical area. This is Mr. Wright’s second time attending the referee course. Randy Ford, however, is a multi-faceted individual, who also coaches track and field, and attended the referee course for the first time. Both candidates were highly recommended by the TCIFA and approved by FIFA.

The FUTURO III, is a highly intensive course, that focuses on the education of referee technical instructors. Additionally, the course provides the instructors information on developing and improving the fitness level of the referees within the region. These instructors, having participated in the Futuro III Referee course, were required to return to their various countries and, in turn, pass on the information gathered to other local referees, with the purpose of creating consistency in instruction and interpretation.

For more information kindly contact Candia Ewing, Secretary General on 941-5532 or email


ABOUT Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association – The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) is a non-for-profit organization in the business of football development throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. The TCIFA has been in operation since 1996, and a member of FIFA, since 1998.