TCIFA takes Weston, Florida in the 2017 Weston Cup & Showcase
The Weston Cup & Showcase, hosted by Weston FC and sanctioned by Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) and US Club Soccer, is Florida’s premier President’s Day Weekend Tournament for boys and girls under 8 to under 19. It is the largest youth football tournament in Florida, hosting hundreds of teams from all over the world on multiple playing fields. The tournament, expecting to see roughly 700 teams this year, will commence on February 18th through February 20th, 2017, in the heart of Broward County in Weston, Plantation, Miramar, and Davie.
The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) has chosen four age groups from the grassroots programme to compete at the bronze level; namely boys under 9, girls under 10, boys under 11, and boys under 12. The bronze division is primarily suited for lower level Division 2 teams and new travelling teams seeking competitive competition. Under 9- 10 groups will play 7-a-side games, whilst the under 11-12 will play 9-a-side, with a guaranteed minimum of 3 games per team.
All four teams have dedicated themselves to putting in a tremendous effort with training for the upcoming tournament. Not only does this tournament afford them the opportunity to play the sport they love on a larger competitive scale and build team morale, but TCIFA endevours to build self-reliance, self confidence, social skills, and communication skills, as these positive effects have lifetime developmental benefits.