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Turks & Caicos News – September 2012
TCIFA’S General Secretary Returns from Women’s World Cup in Japan
Secretary General for The Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) recently returned from Japan, where she fulfilled her second tour of duty with the Organizing Committee for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
The Women’s World Cup tournaments took place in various cities in Japan from Aug. 19 – Sept. 8 and Sonia Bien-Aime was appointed to various appointments as Match Commissioner. “This was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had throughout my football administration career. I was very lucky to have been chosen from amongst the committee members to act as an ambassador for FIFA and also to work as Match Commissioner in three different cities, with sports professionals from all over the world,” said Mrs. Bien-Aime.
Bien-Aime said that she was particularly “blown away” the news of her final appointment, given that it was a task of great importance and one of major responsibility. The fact that she was chosen from a pool of experienced Match Officials - some of whom had served on other committees, speaks volumes. “I have received a lot of excellent feedback from the Japan Local Organizing Committee, FIFA Staff and the General Coordinators for the Competition, which have encouraged me to continue my work to improve my Member Association (TCIFA), the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) on which I serve as a member and for myself, as an individual,” said the General Secretary. Bien-Aime went on to add that she is eager to attend the commencement of meetings in a few months to start the preparations for the next U-20 Women’s World Cup which is be held in Canada in 2014.###
Turks & Caicos Free Press Newspaper, September 18th, 2012