Theresa Simons was recognized for her voluntary contributions to the Bermuda Football Association at the Association of National Sport Governing Bodies (ANSGB) General Assembly Meeting held on Monday, November 30th at the Hamilton Princess. Theresa has been involved with the Bermuda Football Association (BFA) Youth Committee as a volunteer for more than ten years. She has committed to the role of overseeing and scheduling the Match Commissioners for over 40 plus children’s and youth matches played from Friday to Sunday at various venues throughout the island. She not only schedules the officials but also undertakes the time-consuming role of reviewing each Match Commissioner report.
Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic, Theresa also assists in the recruitment and training of Compliance Officers which are appointed to each match.
She is always accessible during the weekend and is quick in assisting with resolving any issues which may arise on game day. She often spends Saturdays travelling from field to field making sure the Match Commissioners and Compliance Officers are performing their tasks to the standards expected from her and the BFA.
The success of the Appleby Youth Leagues rely heavily on the volunteer work of many people. None are more dedicated or efficient as Theresa. She is organized, committed, passionate, and reliable. The BFA is very proud and honored that Theresa was selected for this award. She is truly deserving of this award for her past, present, and sure future contributions to the BFA.
Making the presentation to Theresa is the Honorable Dr. Ernest Peets JP, Minister of Youth, Culture, and Sport, and ANSGB President David Sabir.