About the tcifa
The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) is a non-for-profit organisation 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 1998The TCIFA’s Grassroots Development Plan is a crucial extension of the continuous efforts of the TCIFA to develop and expand grassroots football in the Islands. The implementation of these structured programmes has helped the Association create 30 newly qualified coaches and has assisted the Department of Sports and Education with the establishment of football in the school’s curriculum. The schools have furthered been supported by the provision of equipment and the establishment of annual competitions organized and played at the TCIFA National Academy.
This initiative has seen a huge growth in the number of youth players actively participating in the sport. The benefit of this has allowed the Association to set up dedicated Centres of Excellence for both boys and girls from the ages of U9 upwards.
The growth in football has impacted not only our youth and grassroots program but has extended to and embraced other age groups and areas of the game. TCIFA has evolved in recent years from having just two senior leagues and six Regional Academies, to seven Senior Leagues, five Centres of Excellence, seventeen regional academies and sixteen youth leagues/competitions.
Provo premier league and beyond
The Provo Premier League (PPL) is the official 11v11 men's football league of TCIFA, catering to men of all ages, and includes the boys Academy team (U15-U17) on Providenciales. PPL occurs annually during the spring season. A 5v5 league for North Caicos was launched in March 2017. The Masters League caters to men 35 years+, occurring in the fall season. The Women's Football League (WFL) caters to Women of all ages, including the girls Academy team (U13-17). WFL occurs annually during the fall season. In addition to the adult leagues, TCIFA also produces Men and Women National Football Teams, eligible to play in official CFU, CONCACAF, and FIFA tournaments.
The TCIFA’s Grassroots and Youth Development Football Programme is a crucial extension of the continuous efforts of the TCIFA to develop and expand football throughout the islands. The programme currently occurs on Providenciales, Grand Turk, South Caicos, and North/Middle Caicos. TCIFA Providenciales collaborated with FORTIS TCI to launch it's first organized youth league in February 2017. The FA is committed to providing continuous opportunities for local and international tournament experiences.
Community fun and international competition
The Men's Beach Soccer League (currently 4 teams) runs during the fall season. In addition to the league, TCIFA has also produced a Men's Beach Soccer National Team that competed in the 2014 and 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, World Cup Qualifying Tournament.
Enforcing the laws of the game
The Referee Department's mission is to manage, administer and develop all matters relating to refereeing in TCI football, whilst ensuring the Matches are played according the application of the Laws of the Game. The Department’s vision is to lead Caribbean football officiating by being the benchmark in continuous learning, fitness training sessions and applied practical knowledge of the Laws of the Game. This combined passion makes football in TCI, including TCI’s Provo Premier League, one of the most exciting, inclusive and unique sports in the Caribbean. The Department is headed up by Patrice Senior, who is supported by FIFA qualified referees and assistant referees. Based in Providenciales, the Department oversees all officiating duties from the grass roots of the game, from the youth of TCI, all the way up to the men’s and ladies’ senior games, including the Provo Premiership.