Andrea Johnson elected NAFW president
The Guyana National Association for Women’s Football (NAFW), a member of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), held its election last weekend with Andrea Johnson elected president.
Johnson, a former Secretary of the said association, replaced Charmine Wade, who did not seek re-election in the vote, which was held at the GFF’s Boardroom. Following the NAFW election, Johnson said among her priority areas is the development of women’s football in the hinterland.
“I’m enthusiastic about the newly-elected Executive in terms of working with the Federation for the betterment and development of women’s football in Guyana. The areas that we will be looking at are the outlying areas of Guyana – Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9 – because we feel that for too long those areas have been exempted from major football development,” Johnson highlighted.
The newly-elected president added, “We know those areas have very talented persons when it comes to sport and women’s football, in particular, so we will seek to maximise this.”
Other elected members of the executive with a two-year mandate include First Vice-President Magazene Stewart; Second Vice-President Ayla Kenyon; Secretary Rowena Williams; Treasurer Denneze Lovell; Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Samantha Johnson and Lawrence Griffith, who is an Ordinary Member.
Other positions to be voted on are Assistant Secretary and two additional Ordinary Members, nominated members who were unavoidably absent. These will be voted on at a later date as allowed in the NAWF’s Constitution.
The NAFW’s primary mandate is to develop women’s football in Guyana. To date, they have executed projects including the ‘Women’s Revival Football Tournament’ and partnered with the GFF to execute the Women’s Development League and CONCACAF Women’s Football Day.