Grant re­turns to Port­land FA pres­i­dency

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Rachid Parch­ment Sports News Co­or­di­na­tor

OUT­GO­ING JA­MAICA Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion (JFF) gen­eral sec­re­tary Ray­mond Grant has been re-elected pres­i­dent of the Port­land Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (PFA) dur­ing an ex­tra­or­di­nary gen­eral meet­ing yes­ter­day evening.

Grant re­turns to the role ex­actly five years after leav­ing to serve at the JFF. Grant had sought to leave the JFF twice but was asked to re­con­sider. He then sub­mit­ted a res­ig­na­tion once more which was ac­cepted by the JFF on Septem­ber 16, the same day as the body’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing and pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. He, how­ever, con­tin­ued to serve in the role to help the JFF un­til it finds his per­ma­nent re­place­ment.

Garfield Fuller, who had re­placed Grant as PFA pres­i­dent, was elected first deputy pres­i­dent. Both Grant and Fuller were elected un­op­posed after nom­i­na­tion which was opened on Septem­ber 28 closed with no chal­lenger to both po­si­tions.

Al­though Grant will no longer be the JFF’s gen­eral sec­re­tary, he will still be a part of the fed­er­a­tion as a direc­tor. Grant said in a re­lease from the PFA that he will now turn his at­ten­tion to the launch of the Port­land Co­op­er­a­tive Credit Union KO com­pe­ti­tion and the Western Union Ma­jor League; both are set to start be­fore the end of the month.


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