Friday 23 October, 2020

Sports administrator Freddie Green is dead

Veteran sports administrator Freddie Green.

Veteran sports administrator Freddie Green.

Veteran sports administrator Winford Fitz-Herbert Green, known to all as Freddie Green, has died.

Details surrounding Green's passing are unconfirmed at this time. However, reports are that Green died on Sunday night. He was 88-years-old.

Green served as Director of Sports at Mico College from 1960 to 1967, Director of Sports for the University of the West Indies from 1972 to 1992 and Secretary of the Inter-Secondary Sports Association from 1970 until his retirement in 2005.

Green will also be best remembered as a standout athlete at Kingston College (KC) where he represented the school in track and field, football and cricket. KC were champions of all three sports for the 1949-1950 season, and Green had the distinction of being a member of all three teams.  He was a vice-captain of the track and field and cricket teams and captain of the football team during that season.

Green had two head coaching roles with the Manning Cup football team at KC leading them to victories in 1951 and 1952 during his first stint before departing for Canada in 1953. His other head coaching role at KC was between1958 to 1960, during which he won the Manning Cup twice and the Oliver Shield.

Green also represented Jamaica in volleyball from 1958 to 1966. He was captain and coach from 1959 to 1962.

For his contribution to sports, Green was awarded the Order of Distinction (OD) by the Government of Jamaica in 2003.




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