Commits to forward movement of the entity
By Michael Benjamin
Ansa McAl executive, Troy Cadogan, was yesterday morning formally installed as the President of the Western Tigers Football Club, replacing incumbent, Roger Moe, when affiliates of that entity convened for their Annual General Meeting at the club’s West Ruimveldt headquarters.
Earlier, the members had moved a motion to install two Vice Presidents and accordingly, Alexander Elliot and outgoing President, Roger Moe were elected to serve in those capacities. Another Ansa McAl executive, Nigel Worrell assumed the post of Secretary, while Mark Cliff is the Treasurer. The final executive position of Assistant/Secretary Treasurer went to Edmond Fraser while two other appointment positions, Manager and Public Relations Officer, were deferred until the new executives convene shortly.
Minutes after he was installed Mr. Cadogan expressed gratitude to the electorate and pledged to give of his best in the transformation of the club. A former resident of that community, Mr. Cadogan, who played among other former members of the club, said that he had noted the rapid deterioration of the club over the years and felt a personal obligation to fix the situation. “The fact is, that I have the resources at my disposal and it would be remiss of me if I should shirk those responsibilities,” he informed the gathering.
At the moment, the ground where the footballers practice their trade is in a disheveled state and the Ansa McAl executive said that he has already put the modalities in place for rehabilitative works to at least half of the field.
He said that the other portion would be attended to upon the availability of the requisite funds. Plans are also in train to erect a clubhouse so that executives could work in comfort and where the players may engage in (other) club activities.
“The aim of this (new) executive body is to prepare you to be better members of the society,” the newly inaugurated President intimated. He implored them to be ambassadors of the club and reminded them that they all have a responsibility to the club and should always display exemplary behavior.
Touching on the acquisition of funds for the club’s advancement, Mr. Cadogan told the membership that they should start thinking along the lines of self sufficiency.
He noted that club members could organize small fund raising ventures that could liquidate the expenses for small things like water and other (small) necessities during training sessions.
“I am prepared to do all that is necessary towards the transformation of this club but I cannot do it devoid of your input,” concluded Mr. Cadogan.
Earlier, President of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA), Clifton Hicken, engaged the players in discussion and spoke of the adverse effects of drugs. He urged the players to abhor such practices and instead, aspire to be good role models for residents of their community.
“I’d like to also urge you all to engage in wholesome activities in an effort to remove the (unfair) stigma that has been plastered on the (football) community,” he urged.
Cadagon’s installation brings the Roger Moe’s two years reign to an end and most of the members are optimistic of a bright future for the club which had once ruled the roost after winning the K&S football accolade a few years ago.
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