Royal TCI Police Team Wins TCIFA/D&B Auto Ltd. Corporate 7v7 Football Competition In Aid Of TCIFA Youth Development
With summer temperatures soaring up local thermometers, companies and organizations from around the Turks and Caicos Islands gathered at the TCIFA National Academy on the morning of Saturday September 15th, with a mission to “Kick For A Cause”. This fund raising event, in aid of the TCIFA youth development football programmes throughout the country, combined friendly competition, fun, wellness, athletic skills, networking, team bonding, and charitable giving. Matches were held on the artificial turf field that has been played on by all youth programmes, including teams from Grand Turk, South Caicos, and North/Middle Caicos, for less than a decade.
“The matches brought out everyone’s competitive nature. Our community’s love for football was heavily demonstrated, and it was satisfying to watch. We see this as a resounding endorsement on the impact TCIFA youth development programmes have on our community. It gives us great pleasure to be involved in this sort of initiative; to support the TCIFA in its endeavors for the youth, and corporate leaders who are given opportunity to promote their brands through this platform,” expressed David Daley of D&B Auto Ltd.
The games featured a 7 a-side, mixed gender, with a minimum of one female participant on each team. With the TCIFA/D&B Auto Ltd Cup up for grabs, six teams went head to head – SWA Architects, Providenciales Primary and Middle School, Providenciales Red Cross, Teachers FC, Projetech Construction Management, and Royal TCI Police. Royal TCI Police kicked their way to victory, with Providenciales Primary and Middle School finishing in 2nd place, and Teachers FC in 3rd. All three teams received a trophy, commemorative medals, and bragging rights for the next year.
“We are so grateful for our partner, D&B Auto Ltd., and all of the participants who made this fundraiser a huge success. Our local companies and organizations are opening doors, and helping us to reach our goals through their support,” said President, Sonia Fulford. She continued, “I make special mention our officers who are going over and beyond the call of duty, by engaging in non-enforcement local community projects, such as this. It is no doubt that sports and activity have the power to transform lives. Sports can prevent youth crime through positively influencing behavior by strengthening life skills; and interaction with law enforcement in these safe environments, as friends, families and colleagues get together, will start the trust development process, building healthy lasting relationships with our youth and communities. Our officers have identified with the purpose of football as a tool for peace, creating happier and healthier societies. Our youth are agents of change.”