Trevor Huggins - former General Secretary of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation and a candidate for the post of second vice-president (photo: Robertson S. Henry)

KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES; TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2018 – A former General Secretary of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation has accepted the nomination to contest for the position of second vice-president of the organization.

The election for the position of second vice-president takes place this coming Saturday November 24, 2018, and reports reaching sportcaraibe.com, points to two current executive officers of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation being among the contesting candidates.

Former SVGFF general secretary Trevor Huggins is a retired senior teacher having served 33 years in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines teaching service. He is presently a Justice of the Peace, a Director of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Lotteries Authority, Chairman of the Georgetown Area Sports Association (GASA), and Chairman of the Management Committee for the Chilli Playing Field.

In reaching out to affiliates, Huggins wrote in a November 19, 2018 dated email: “I am seeking your vote for the position of 2nd VP of the SVGFF at the schedule AGM on Saturday 24th November, 2018. I strongly believe in integrity in all sports with special emphasis on transparency, accountability, and good governance.”
Huggins who is also a former second vice-president of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation, was responsible for finance, and says, “I can make a difference.”

Huggins began his formal education at the Dickson Methodist School, then went on to Bishop’s College in Georgetown where he had his secondary education, and graduated with seven GCE/CXC subjects. The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ College was the seat for his tertiary education in the period 1990 – 1992, and obtained his Teaching Certificate from the University of the West Indies.

Trained in computer technology, Huggins is also a community worker. A scout leader with the Georgetown Scout Troop 1970 – 1992, he was also the District Scout Commissioner in charge of scouting from Stubbs to Fancy 1979- 1988, and president of the Anglican Youth Movement AYM in the Holy Trinity Church Georgetown 1970 – 1978.

He also served as President of the North Union Parent Teachers’ Association from 1993 – 1996, Chairperson of the North Windward Carnival Committee 1995- 1997, Chairperson of the South District Disaster Committee 1993 – 1998, and Chairperson of the Georgetown Red Cross Group 1994- 1996.

For 39 years he was the chairman of the North East Football League 1976 – 2015; second vice-president of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation with responsibility for finance 2001 – 2007, General Secretary of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation 2011 – 2015.

Like many persons who have given outstanding service to sports and their community, Trevor Huggins received a Special Award from the National Sports Council in 2011 for his outstanding contribution to the development of sports in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

He also received a Special Award from Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves and the Constituency of North-Central Windward for his outstanding contribution towards the development of sports in the constituency.

Huggins spearheaded the development of the Chilli Playing Field, and the installation of a children play ground as part of the facility.

A trained FIFA Match Commissioner, Huggins has had five overseas appointments. He has participated in a number of courses and workshops dealing with Sport Administration, Sports Medicine, Refereeing, Coaching, Goal Project, FAP, Beach Football, amongst the many topics covered, and received special training by FIFA regarding the Financial Assistance Program (FAP).

He represented St. Vincent and the Grenadines at a number of forum, including CFU, CONCACAF and FIFA Congresses in South Korea, Qatar, Morocco, Germany, Hungary, Trinidad, Grenada, Curacao, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Antigua.

With this wealth of expertise and experience, Huggins says that “At this present moment SVGFF need experienced personnel, who can assist in the development of the sport,” adding that “a vote for me is a vote for you.”