Kern Thom and Oralyn Lincoln were the top awardees when the Tobago Football Referees Committee recently held their 22nd Annual Dinner and Awards function. Thom was named Referee of the Year while Lincoln was named Assistant Referee of 2019.
The function was addressed by newly elected Trinidad and Tobago Football Association president William Wallace, who spoke about embracing change.
The TTFA president encouraged the match officials to never give up, even if they should fail to achieve the goals that they would have set. He highlighted the need for change, whether it may be their training routine or even dietary plan, which can aid in bringing about the success that they strive to achieve.
Five categories of awards were open to the Tobago officials. A special award was presented to former chairman of the committee, Lincoln “Sugie” Dillon, for his contribution to refereeing and more so, to the committee.
Most Improved Official – Glenroy Dennis
Most Achieved Official – Evelyn Carissa Douglas-Jacob
Sydney Daniel Willingness Award – Ashton Benjamin
Lincoln Dillon Assistant Referee of the year – Oralyn Lincoln
Ashworth McKenzie Referee of the Year – Kern Thom
Special Award- Lincoln Dillon