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Sports administrator 'Freddie' Green passes away

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 4:26 PMAkino Ming, Staff Reporter -

Retired sports administrator Winfred 'Freddie' Green has passed.

He was 88.

Green served as the director of sport at the Mico College and the University of the West Indies, but it was his tenure as secretary of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) that he will be most remembered for.

During his time at ISSA (1970- 2005), Green spearheaded the technical team that merged the boys and girls championships in 1999.

In a tribute to Green, ISSA said, “ Freddie was the man at the helm of ISSA from 1970 to 2005 when he retired. Mr Green brought order and purpose to whatever he did, getting things done quietly, without fanfare, with steadiness in his role as a sports administrator and educator par excellence. His contribution to sports, in particular track and field, is iconic. He spearheaded the technical team that merged Boys and Girls Championships in 1999. ISSA is proud and indeed blessed to have had the services of Freddie as its general secretary over those years where his work lifted the association to great heights in the running of high schools sports islandwide."

Green, who passed away on Sunday, was a standout multi-sports athlete at Kingston College during the late 1940s.

He returned to his Alma mater in the 1950s where he guided KC to several Manning Cup titles.

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