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Fraser calls for a shake-up


Former Committee Member of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) Marvin Fraser is calling for a shake up in the current Executive of the national body.

Fraser, who tendered his resignation recently, was elected at a General Meeting held by the SVGFF on Saturday, March 28, 2009.{{more}}

But, with elections due later this year, as the Joseph Delves- led Executive’s four-year tenure ends, Fraser is advocating changes in personnel.

Fraser, the current manager of the 2009 National Lotteries Authority National Club Championships Premier Division winners, Avenues United, made his feelings known in an e-mail circulated last Wednesday, January 19.

“From the standpoint of someone who wants to see football progress in our country, that we definitely need to make changes to the current body that is in place”, Fraser wrote .

When contacted by SEARCHLIGHT last Saturday morning, Fraser reiterated that he was standing firm to his call and confirmed his resignation .

Fraser lamented in his e-mail, “We must no longer put people to run football in our country because of political affiliation, or because their names have been mentioned in football circles for years, but we must be willing to elect the type of Executive that will inject youth, enthusiasm, vision, knowledge and energy into the administration of football”.

Hinting at some levels of inefficiency in the current set of national administrators, Fraser added: “I urge us all to stamp out the partiality and ad hoc manner in which our soccer affairs is being administrated, come election time, as it is time for new faces and new methods”.

“I appeal to you all that if you love soccer and want to see it back to the heights it once was, that we make sure that this year when the elections for a new body is called, that we put aside our fears of stepping up, and that we take the responsibility and elect persons that are truly suitable for these positions”, he wrote.

Fraser used the medium to thank all the persons who voted him into the post, and said, “The experience has been a most challenging, yet educational one”.

Fraser, Kamara Doyle and Julian Small were elected to replace Committee Members Larry Bascombe, Wayne Peters, and Jeffrey Da Silva.

The late Da Silva at his resignation, then, cited partiality and lack of vision of the Executive, as the reasons for terminating his services to the national Football body.

Bascombe died in March 2009, and Da Silva passed away last December.

The Executive of the SVGFF is yet to make it public that Fraser has tendered his resignation. (RT)