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KSAFA’s Dillon to demit office

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2021 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) is likely to have a new General Secretary, following the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in August.

The body is looking to employ a paid General Secretary/CEO to focus on managing the organisation on a full-time basis, and current General Secretary, Dwayne Dillon, says if the new administrative change is approved, he will not be able to continue in the post.

Dillon, who assumed the position in 2016, said his professional commitments, would not allow him to do so, though he would love to continue assisting the association in another capacity.

“One of the things we are looking at is having a paid general secretary working full-time to manage the organisation to ensure we have better governance and more effective operations and performance,” Dillon said. “It is believed that we need a full-time CEO that can provide the work the organisation needs but it definitely won’t be me because I cannot pick up that up full-time.”

The proposed change is a result of the changing climate in football governance structures worldwide, and the aim is to bring the association in line with international practice said Dillon.

EVOLVE AND STRENGTHEN

“We as an organisation have to evolve and we have to strengthen and part of strengthening is appointing persons who can operate on a certain level as full-time personnel and a CEO guided by the Council can give governance for the overall operations, carry out functions and be more effective and more advanced moving forward.”

Nevertheless, the former Rockfort president admitted he would not mind working in a less demanding role within the association.

“There is no vacancy but that is not for me to decide, it is up to the president and Council. I love the game and will continue to serve the game regardless of the capacity, but it is up to the organisation if they want to give me a role as I am always willing to serve,” Dillon said.

The association hopes to make this organisational change when they hold their next AGM in August and although he is satisfied with the work he has done so far, Dillon said there are a few projects he would have liked to have seen through before demitting office.

“It has been a rough but rewarding journey. KSAFA is an institution with a solid foundation so it was incumbent on me to keep that standard and even add to it. We have made significant adjustments some that need fine-tuning,” he said. “Under 10 for me was a big deal and I would have loved to have taken that further before I demit, just by widening the base so we can involve more kids at that level.”

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