Elite refs to officiate at CAC Games

first_imgThree Guyanese match officials will be among those officiating at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games being held in Barranquilla, Colombia from July 18 to 31.Among the officials are Referees Gladwyn Johnson and Maurees Skeete and Assistant Referee Kevin Stephens.According to the Head of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Refereeing Department, Stanley Lancaster, this is an achievement for the CONCACAF Tier Two Referees, whose participation signals an opportunity for further technical assessment and development.“This is the second time, if my memory serves me correctly, that match officials from Guyana have been invited to participate in the CAC Games. This is certainly encouraging and shows the confidence bestowed on the match officials from Guyana to sustain the rigors of competition. This opportunity will also contribute to enhanced technical development considering the expected networking and level of competition,” he said.Johnson is also part of the CONCACAF’s Targeted Advanced Referee Programme (TARP), which seeks to foster the technical growth and development of select referees.The female leg of the CAC Games began on July 18 and will conclude on July 30, while the male competition runs July 19-31.This year’s CAC Games have 38 participating countries involved in 40 disciplines, including athletics, field hockey, football, cycling, swimming and beach volleyball.last_img read more