Three sports journalists also elected
By Franklin Wilson
President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Peter Green was returned to lead the union for the next two years un-opposed yesterday when the entity held its Annual General Meeting at the National Resource Center, Woolford Avenue and Camp Street.
Green, who has been at the helm of the body since 2013 has indicated that this would be his final term leading the body which has found itself $5Million in the red. In his acceptance remarks last evening, Green stated that he is excited to continue leading the GRFU and has promised that the financial plight of the body would be reversed.
“We have the sort of composition that gives me in particular as president the chance to implement new ideas and directions rather than taking the well known foot path of my predecessors. In other words, our challenge has now begun where we will have to wipe off the existing debt of over five million and I’m confident we will do so.”
Green also noted that the domestic season will have to scrum off shortly and they would also be looking at increasing the pool of young players available to the union for development.
“Guyana rugby is moving forward this year at a higher level now as can be seen where we are taking part in the Rugby Americas Challenge and so every one of you is going to play a role. The executive will be guiding the players and union on the way forward.”
Green, who seemed to be in a no nonsense mood told the players who turned out in their numbers at the meeting that they would have to focus more on their fitness levels as well as the new anti doping regulations and rules that are in place this year.
“You have to be very, very careful not to commit an infraction unknowingly.”
The new executive will be meeting as early as next week to chart the way forward for the body. President Green also cautioned the new members, pointing out that attendance at meetings would have to be priority. He informed that the lack of commitment of some members of the previous executive would not be tolerated during the life of this new body.
“Three meetings in a row will see you being expelled because we were very slack last year, I can’t have that happen again this year; we have to get things done. All eyes are on us.”
The AGM accepted reports from the President and Secretary, Petal Adams who was also re-elected defeating Terrance Grant 24 votes to 4, Grant was not present but had submitted a letter indicating his willingness to contest the post.
The financial statement was deferred to another meeting since the audited statement has not been completed by the auditors.
In what can be termed history, three sports journalists have been elected as part of the executive, Rawle Toney (Junior Vice President) defeating Troy Yhip 17 votes to 10, Joshua Griffith was also nominated but he declined.
The other two journalist’s elected are Esan Griffith (Public Relations Officer) and Tristan Joseph (Committee Member). The other members of the executive are Major Earl Edghill (Senior Vice President) he defeated Griffith 20 votes to 8.
Ryan Gonsalves, who was appointed during the previous term as Treasurer, has now taken up the position full time; Peter Campayne will serve as the new Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, while the Committee members are Teleay McAlmont, Kevon David and Sherlock Solomon.
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