Local competitive football returns to the Turks and Caicos Islands this weekend, as the Football Association has announced plans to kick-off its Under 17 Male Elite League, as well as the Women’s Premier League this Saturday, May 29.
Sponsored by local light and power company FORTIS, the Male Under 17 Elite League is scheduled for kick-off at 10 in the morning with games on the cards. In the first encounter the South Caicos Mariners will be going up against the Provo Lions.
In the second encounter, the Grand Turk Dynamos are scheduled to face off against the Provo Eagles. Later on, the Grand Turk Dolphins will match skills with Provo Falcons, capping the day off with the South Caicos Seals, tackling the Provo Jaguars.
The Football Association stated that the competition supports football development in the Turks and Caicos Islands, as it will enable the youngsters to whet their skills and to enhance their chance to compete for a place on the national senior team.
Action would then resume at 6pm, with the kicking off of the women’s Premier League with a trio of encounters.
In the first game, Cheshire Hall Football Club will go head-to-head with the Academy Eagles. In the second encounter at 7pm, Revolution Football Club will try to seize the initiative from the SWA Sharks Football Club. In the final game at 8pm Flamingo Football Club will go up against Teachers Football Club.
All games will be played at the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) Academy Field in Providenciales.
The Association pointed that all Ministry of Health COVID-19 protocols will be followed during the day-long competition. These include the wearing of masks or face-coverings, maintaining of physical distance, sanitizing of hands and onsite temperature checks.