TCIFA Takes On The 2018 Weston Cup & Showcase


For the second consecutive year, Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA), entered Youth Teams in Florida’s Premier Presidents’ Day Weekend Football Tournament, the Weston Cup & Showcase. Organized by Weston FC, it is the largest youth football tournament for both boys and girls, in all of Florida, and one of the top 15 youth tournaments in the United States of America. With four options for levels of play; namely showcase (highest level), gold, silver and bronze (lower level, division 2 for recreational and new travel teams), four TCIFA teams took on the competition in the Bronze Division. These teams were the U11 Girls, U10 Boys, U12 Boys and U13 Boys.   In seeking to be inclusive and expand the game amongst the sister islands, the TCIFA teams all had at least one youth player from each of the sister islands except Salt Cay.

It was an eye opening experience to have so many nationalities, languages, and unique cultures represented; embracing the beauty in the diversity of football, and meeting on one common ground. In reflecting on the Tournament President Sonia Bien-Aime expressed that “at the TCIFA, we recognize that our youth programme is critical to the development of football in the islands, and our aim is to provide playing opportunities for our young players. The Weston Cup is one such instance. We have played against teams that experience competitive games at least once per week for most of the year, but we did not let that intimidate us. We are very proud of every single one of the players and coaches, and we are happy to be able to make a significant difference in the ability of players to access these quality football tournaments.”

In 2017, TCIFA boys U12 received the Champions award of the boys U12 Bronze division. This year, both the TCIFA Boys U10 and U12 groups returned as the 2nd place winners of the Bronze Division.

Though the two other TCIFA teams did not place in the competition, their improvement throughout tournament was quite evident. Despite a slow start in their first game, TCIFA U11 Girls vs. Real Miami U11 Madrid, our young ladies did not allow this setback to interfere with their performance or undercut their motivation. Instead, they showed a great deal of commitment to their goal, and scored in a tight game against Miami Shores Soccer – Black. The U13 Boys won two of three games, but failed to advance to the finals based on goal difference.

TCIFA Tournament Results

Girls U11, Bronze (red)

Sat Feb 17:         Real Miami U11 Madrid (10) vs (2) TCIFA

Sun Feb 18:       TCIFA (0) vs  (6) Fort Lauderdale FC

Sun Feb 18:       TCIFA (1) vs (3) Miami Shores Soccer- Black

Standings:          MW: 3, W: 0, L: 3, D: 0, GF: 3, GA: 11, Pts: 0

Did not qualify for the finals 


Boys U10, Bronze (Red)

Sat Feb 17:         TCIFA (2) vs (3) Fort Lauderdale FC 08 Boys

Sun Feb 18:       West Pines United FC (0) vs  (8) TCIFA

Sun Feb 18:       TCIFA (7) vs (2) Aventura FC

Standings:          MP: 3, W: 2, L:1, D:0, GF:10, GA: 5, Pts: 6

Mon Feb 19:      SEMI-FINAL: CES Breakers-White (1) vs (2) TCIFA

Mon Feb 19:      FINAL:  TCIFA (2) vs. CTC Banfits 2008 CTC ITSS

Won 2nd place overall


Boys U12, Bronze (White)

Sat Feb 17:         TCIFA (3) vs (0)Parkland 2006 Navy

Sat Feb 17:         TCIFA (1) vs (0) MST PSG Academy U12 White

Sun Feb 18:       West Pines United FC (0) vs (0) TCIFA

Standings:          MP: 3, W: 2, L: 0, D: 1, GF: 4, GA: 0, Pts: 7

Mon Feb 19:      FINAL – TCIFA (0) vs (1) Davie United Sharks 2006 Grey

Won 2nd place overall


Boys U13, Silver/Bronze

Sat Feb 17:         TCIFA  (0) vs (3) Brevard SA 06 Boys Blue

Sat Feb 17:         City of Hallandale Beach PA (0) vs (2) TCIFA

Sun Feb 18:       TCIFA (2) vs (0) Martin United MUSC 06 Gold

Standings:          MW: 3, W: 2, L: 1, D: 0, GF: 4, GA: 3, Pts: 6

Did not qualify for the finals


TCIFA Travel delegation

 U10 Boys

Ryan Blain   (Team Manager)               

Joan Whent   (Coach)             

Leishawn Green          

Davaurii Daniel          

Maddox Zaidan          

Harry Whent              

Henri Heino                

Jack Blain                  

Shane Gardiner          

Max Scholar              

Liam Hosein              

Samuel Harvey II        


U11 Girls

Jennifer Blain   (Team Manager)           

Paul Chaplin      ( Coach)         

Simon Nicholls  (Coach)          

Arianna Hosein            

Gabriela Bruton          

Daisy Nicholls              

Anjali Saunders          

Rosaria Talbot            

Jodee Harvey            

Kate Blain                  

Erica Parrish                

Hannah Chaplin          

Olivia Park                  

Angelina Lindenhahn    

Callie Hall                    

Kayley Hall                  


U12 Boys

Atte Heino         (Team Manager)             

Mark MacCabe  (Coach)             

Andreas Gibbs              

Calvin James                

Davaughn Daniel          

Davin Daniel                

Peterson Saint Fleurant

Hency Gedeon              

Jack Stephens              

Kristen Howell              

Louis McCabe              

Matthew Mc Coy          

Nadly Agenor              

Nelson Heino                


U13 Boys

Kim Meehan        (Team Manager)        

Neil Coles             (Coach)       

Zachory Scholar            

Harry Schofield            

Lucas Coles                  

Christopher Louisy        

Jake Whent                  

Hayden Williams          

Kyle Cushing- Meehan  

Joshua Saunders          

Sam Connolly              

Carson greatrex          

Vijay Kalliecharan        

Kaidan Bobb                

Davar Lewis                  

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