Ferreira-James appointed to CFU Referees Committee
Guyana’s most successful FIFA Referee to date who retired last year from active duties, Dianne Ferreira-James has been appointed to the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Referees Committee and will serve until 2016.
The committee which will be chaired by Jamaican Peter Pendergrast is one of the Standing Committee’s of the CFU and the other members are Denmore Roberts (Antigua & Barbuda), Luis Enrique Yero (Cuba), Alfredo Whittaker (Cayman Islands), Hedwig Vinkwolk (Suriname) and Merere Gonzales (Trinidad & Tobago).
The Committee is expected to make a significant contribution to the transformation of the CFU that begun in December 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland and culminated with the election of a new Executive in May 2012 in Budapest, Hungary.
In outlining the criteria for membership of the committee, the CFU stated that the members must be former or retired Referees having served at the International, Confederation or Union level.
The Committee members should possess a sufficient level of refereeing knowledge, Laws of the Game, Officiating Expertise, Referee Instruction and/or other relevant experience.
Ferreira-James has had a distinguished career in the middle and commanded the respect of all and sundry the world over. As she now embarks on an administrative journey in the same field, the Guyana Football Federation wishes Ms. Ferreira-James and the entire CFU Referees Committee the best as they seek to further consolidate the development of the game from a referee’s perspective.