PHILIPSBURG - The FC Soualiga Women's Soccer Team is proud to announce that, as of Wednesday the 27th of August 2014, the team is officially notarized as the Soualiga Soccer Association. Present at the signing were Notary Ms. Meredith Boekhoudt, the Association's President Ms. Fleur Hermanides, Vice-President Ms. Kandice Franklyn, Secretary Ms. Lieneke Haandrikman, Treasurer Ms. Suenah Martis, Technical Advisor Mr. David Forsythe, and Ms. Nathaly Pieters.
The main purpose of the Association is to develop, promote and regulate the sport of women's soccer on Sint Maarten. This will be achieved through providing a safe environment, education and structure. More in particular, the association will focus on having its members actively involved in the sport of soccer; organizing, promoting and participating in competitions locally, regionally and internationally; as well as representing and acting as the agent for its members either towards coordinating bodies or in negotiating educational scholarships, professional contracts or similar.
This is a milestone the FC Soualiga Women's Soccer Team is proud to have achieved, as it has been working towards becoming an Association for the past few months. It is a step towards bringing women's soccer to a higher level locally as well as being recognized on an international scale.
The Soualiga Soccer Association is momentarily in the process of organizing its Second Annual International Women's Soccer Tournament to be held on October 24th, 25th and 26th at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex. During this tournament, FC Soualiga will be competing against different soccer teams from throughout the Caribbean.
The team has been growing exponentially since its inception in April of 2013, under the St. Maarten Soccer Educational Foundation. Therefore, a decision was made to split the team into separate age groups. Currently, the Soualiga Soccer Association has 3 female teams, an under 12 team, a under 18 team and an 18+ senior team.