NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS NOMINEES 2015 – ABFA Sportswoman Jr: JAHIRA A. JAMES – LADY HOPPERS
Jahaira Authum Reisia James born 15 April 1999 is an youth female footballer who plays as a defender for the Lady Hoppers Football Team , Princess Margaret Secondary School and ABFA National U-17 and U-20 Team . Often considered one of the best upcoming player Jahaira has won six championship ,two with the Princess Margaret Secondary School , and four with the Lady hoppers Football Team.
Jahaira made her competitive debut aged 12 , she established herself as an integral player within the national football system within the next three years, being part of the national U-17 team which represented Antigua and Barbuda in the CFU U-17 Finals in Haiti in 2013 and the U-20 National team which represented Antigua and Barbuda in July of 2015.
Jahaira performed at peak in 2015 securing national nod from the ABFA as Women’s League Young Defender of the Year, M.V.P of 2015 by the Ministry of Sports, the Princess Margret Secondary School as Female Footballer of 2015/ M.V.P Knockout Most Goals and CPTSA Wings – Lowell Jarvis Women’s Competition – awarded Best Defender Award , Jahira was among the elite players selected to the All Stars Team.
NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS NOMINEES 2015 – ABFA Sportsman Jr: SHALON KNIGHT – SWETES FC
Shalon served as Captain of the National U15 Teamwhich participated in the 2015 CFU qualifying tournament, and as the Captain of his School’s U19 Football Team which emerged as the winners of the U19 Schools Football Competition. During 2015 Shalon scored 40 goals: 19 of which were key in the eventual promotion of his 2nd Division Club Team Sweetes FC and 6 during the CFU qualifiers. The remainder were scored during the Interschool Football Competition. He was among the elite youth footballers of the region who were selected to participate in the Digicel Kick-Start trials hosted by Manchester City FC in Jamaica in 2015
NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS NOMINEES 2015 ABFA Sportsman: TREVAUGHN HARRIETTE – PARHAM FC
Trevaughn Harriette is a young dedicated, driven player with a desire of playing football at the highest level. Tevaughn has the experience of playing against leading clubs not only in his country Antigua and Barbuda and also clubs at the PDL level in the United States Premier Development League. He has the technical ability, tactical skills and also the ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial internal and external relationship with other players.
Tevaughn is nominated by the ABFA not only for his performances over the past year but also because he has shown real potential as an athlete with a record of putting Antigua and Barbuda on the map with his performances. He has participated in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Home, St. Lucia and Guatemala games. Mr. Hariette also participated in the MLS Combine in St. Kitts and was invited to two International Trials in December 2015 in Japan.
NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS NOMINEES 2015 – ABFA Coach: ROLSTON WILLIAMS – PARHAM FC
Mr. Rolston Williams for the 2015 Coach of the year. Mr. Williams has been part of the national program as of 2004 to being appointed Technical Director.
Mr. Williams is an experienced Premier League coach with more than 12 years of training particularly in the development of football at the youth and senior club levels and is well known for his mastery of the Laws of the Game. He is certified by UEFA and also holds a German “B” License Certificate. He is currently head coach of the Antigua/Barbuda Men’s Senior team and has overseen the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers to participate in the Russia 2018 St. Lucia – Home and Away and Guatemala Home Games. He’s also coached the Caribbean Football Union Women’s U20 Qualifiers team which played in Puerto Rico in 2015.
NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS NOMINEES 2015 – ABFA – Official: Iola S. Simmons (Referee)
Iola Simmons is a former member of the Antigua and Barbuda National team and local women’s club, Lady SAP. As a result of her dedication and commitment to the sport she was encouraged by a senior member of the ABFRA to transition to refereeing which she did in 2011. In just three years of moving from player to official, Simmons as able to secure her spot among the top referees in the country. In 2015 she serves as an official at several major international meets including the Olympics Women’s Qualifiers in the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean Football Union U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers and Finals in Haiti and Puerto Rico.