Campbell had fab time as ref

Royal Bank of Canada and Grand
Cayman Marriott Resort partnered with the Cayman Islands Football Association
and funded the flight arrangements and accommodation for Jamaican FIFA Referee
Courtney Campbell who officiated in the CIFA men’s FA Cup final between George
Town and Tigers on Sunday.

The game was played at the Truman
Bodden Sports Complex after the Under-13 youth FA Cup and the women’s FA Cup
finals.

George Town won 1-0 through a Tex
Whitelocke goal. 

Campbell who hails from Chapleton
in Clarendon, has been a FIFA Referee for six years officiating in many
international games.

One of Campbell’s greatest
highlights as an official was his participation in the 2009 Gold Cup final as
the central referee.

Campbell is a member of the Jamaica
Constabulary Force, a member of the Clarendon Referees Association and the
Jamaica Federation of Referees Association.

Although not a celebrated footballer,
Campbell played the game and was inspired to become a referee by the now deceased
president of the St Elizabeth Football Association Courtney Brown.

After the game Campbell said that
he was impressed by the level of competitiveness displayed by both teams and
the women’s game as well.

“The teams had an eagerness to score
and played competitive football,” Campbell said. “This level of performance is
befitting for a final. The organization of the event was professionally done.

“The
hospitality received from the president of the Cayman Islands Football
Association and staff and members of the Cayman Islands Referee Association was
remarkable. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone and wish for them
God’s blessings.”

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