Women's National Team Bonding
The concept of teamwork is extremely important to the success of all partnerships. Teamwork means working together as a unit, providing clear expectations, improving open and positive communication, building trust, and contributing to player motivation. Unhealthy and negative occurrences and relationships can cause conflict between members and can interfere with the unit’s performance.
The Turks and Caicos Islands Women’s National Football Team, in setting out to defy the odds, held a Team Bonding Session at the Offices of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) on Thursday, August 24th.
Key presenters were Candace Hanchell, TCIFA Vice President and Chairman of Women’s Football, and Samantha Clark, who grew up playing soccer in Wisconsin and then became a player in the TCIFA’s women’s programme upon relocating to Turks & Caicos. The one-day session provided a fun team atmosphere where players were encouraged to identify their strengths and weaknesses and develop their problem-solving skills through interactive team-bonding games and exercises. The Players expressed an appreciation of the Workshop and reflected that the experience will go a far way in improving their relationship both and off the field.
“It is of vital importance that we continue to cultivate a more effective and collaborative team. The team-bonding workshop provided a great avenue to enhance these attributes. Participation was at its peak as players interacted with each other and embraced the experience. We look forward to seeing the wholeness of the team transferred onto the football pitch. We are very grateful to Mrs. Samantha Clark who assisted with facilitating this workshop,” said Ms. Hanchell.
Ms. Clark added, “Soccer is a pretty influential sport in my life. I am so pleased to be a part of something so wonderful here in TCI. My goal is to be a role model for young women wanting to succeed in soccer, which in turn sets them up for future life goals.”
Upcoming International FRIENDLY
The TCI Women’s National Team is scheduled to play two International Friendly Games against the Barbados Women’s National Team on September 1 and 3, 2017. The Games will be held at the Barbados Football Association’s Turf Field in Wildey, Barbados.