TCIFA President Sonia Fulford Re-Elected to Concacaf Council for Third Term Unopposed

TCIFA President Sonia Fulford Re-Elected to Concacaf Council for Third Term Unopposed


#TurksandCaicos, February 26, 2023 – On Saturday, February 25th, 2023, Concacaf hosted its 38th Ordinary Congress. As the world collectively emerges from the restrictions and impact of COVID-19, a face-to-face meeting of the Congress was organized and held at the National Museum of Art in Antigua, Guatemala, with representation from forty of its forty-one member associations.

Included on the agenda were the acknowledgments and discussion of last year’s successes, progression, and challenges. This provided an opportunity to reflect on the many competitions delivered in 2022, activities and projects away from the field, such as the Executive Mentorship programme which was introduced to the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association in conjunction with a girls’ football festival, Commercialization Workshops, Coaching Conventions, Coaching License Programs, The Generation Amazing Program, and Concacaf Infrastructure Project; to name a few. New projects/initiatives for 2023 onward were also presented.

This year’s Congress saw the election of Concacaf Council and FIFA Council offices, namely, President, Vice-President (North America), Vice-President (Caribbean), Member (Central America), Female Member, and FIFA Council Member (Central America). In this regard, TCIFA President Sonia Fulford, un-contested, reigned victorious in her re-election to the Concacaf Council as its Female Member with voting rights.

Sonia Fulford was first appointed to the FIFA and Concacaf Council in a co-opted position in 2013. Following this, at the 30th ordinary Congress in 2015, she was elected as the first female to hold an elected position on the Concacaf Council.  Since then, she has remained an active member of the council, with responsibility for developing the game in all areas, but more importantly, maintaining her platform to bring parity for women in sports, particularly football.

Sonia Fulford commented, “It is always a productive experience at the Concacaf Congress. We get to be reminded of the work of the Confederation, and this inclusive process allows for equal participation from each Member Association.  Firstly, I’d like to express my profound gratitude to all the Member Associations Presidents and my colleagues for their vote of confidence in me, allowing me the opportunity to serve for another term.  It gives me an opportunity to continue what I feel is my progressive agenda and work with the Council to continue building on the great work of our Confederation. Many thanks to my husband, Guardvin, who continues to provide unconditional support to me in my extremely demanding role.  I’m forever grateful for your patience, support, and understanding.”

In addition, Victor Montagliani was re-elected to the President’s office, Nick Bontis to the Vice-President – North America, Randolph Harris to the Vice-President – Caribbean, Jorge Salomon to Vice President – Central America, and Rodolfo Villalobos to Concacaf’s FIFA Council member- Central America. As a result of two vacant positions remaining, The Concacaf Council appointed Cindy Parlow Cone to Member – North America and Sergio Chuc – Member Central America.

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  • PublishedFebruary 27, 2023

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