TCIFA Executive committee 2017-2018
Turks and Caicos Islands Football association (TCIFA) strives to continuously promote, develop, and expand the sport of football throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Association also recognizes and advocates the significance of women representation, and as such, the TCIFA challenges discrimination in the sport. In line with its strategy and objectives, TCIFA organizes development programmes, recruiting retreats, courses for further education, camps, scouting opportunities and fundraisers on an annual basis. Additionally, TCIFA aims to build closer relationships and exchanges with stakeholders to assist and facilitate growth of the discipline locally.
On July 31, 2017, TCIFA hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the TCIFA National Academy in Providenciales. The meeting organized by the Secretariat, revised past and recent event schedules, procedures, and discussed the overall vision and strategy in addition to budgets for 2017 and beyond.
One significant agenda item was the election to fill vacant spots and expired terms on the Executive Committee. With Oliver Smith resigning from the Executive Committee, and transitioning to the General Secretary position, Candace Hanchell, former Executive Director was voted in and welcomed as the 2nd Vice President, serving the remainder of Mr. Smith’s term (until 2020). Patrice Senior was elected to serve as Executive Director 3 for a period of 4 years. Drani Saunders was also voted in, for the first time, along with Tamara Hall as one of the three Executive Committee Members serving for a period of one year.
The Executive Committee provides overall guidance for the TCIFA’s operations and strategic planning activities. Members of the Executive committee populate sixteen (16) standing committees that meet on a regular basis to ensure that these activities are properly budgeted for, and ran smoothly, and that TCIFA members and their areas of responsibilities are strongly represented.
The current Executive Committee is comprised of nine (9) voluntary members
Sonia Bien-Aime, President
Paul Slattery, First Vice President, Responsible for the National Academy
Candace Hanchell, Second Vice President, responsible for Women’s Football
Steve Kendrew, Executive Director 1, responsible for Men’s Football
Paula Garland, Executive Director 2, responsible for Events & Fund Raising
Patrice Senior, Executive Director 3, responsible for Referees
Ryan Blain, Finance Director
Tamara Hall, Executive Committee Member, responsible for Beach Soccer & Futsal
Drani Saunders , Executive Committee Member
President Sonia Bien-Aime, in speaking of the Executive Committee, indicated that “the Executive Committee is the engine that drives the TCIFA. They as a group decide and shape the policies and direction of the TCIFA. Significantly is the fact that they are all volunteers unselfishly giving of their time with great commitment all with the goal of developing the sport of football in this country."
TCIFA was founded in 1996, and by 1998 became a member of FIFA.
TCIFA is a non-profit organization and is independent of the Government and all political bodies.