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FOOTBALL REFEREES GET RECOGNITION

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The SVG Referee’s Association held its first ever awards ceremony on Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, in which it honoured past and present local and FIFA Officials who have made and are making outstanding contributions to football on the national and international scenes.

President of the SVG Referee’s Association Mr. Elron Lewis told the gathering, “The initiative is a work in progress and one the Association plans to host annually to specifically recognize past FIFA and National Referees who have contributed to the development of the sport.”

On the roster to receive their awards were Victor Peters, Levan Victory, and Fitzgerald (John Hinds) King for their contributions especially at the national level; Mahalia Thomas, Koyana Horne, Timothy Hazelwood, Caswell Cambridge, Kiven Michael, and Clemroy Francois for services rendered as a past FIFA Official; and current FIFA Officials Denroy Barker, Kenran Daniel and Moeth Gaymes.

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Special recognition was given to Clemroy Francois, he being most qualified and internationally experienced referee.  Feature speaker for the evening, Carl Dickson, President of the SVG Football Federation and a former referee himself, reminded those who have come forward to serve as officials, that consistency makes an excellent referee.

He extended an invitation to the younger generation to join the association. 

Special remarks were delivered by Timothy Hazelwood, one of the earliest and longest serving referees, who commended the Referee’s Association for the initiative. 

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