Spotlight On Sport

G. St. C. Scotter
Date Published: 
Jamaica Gleaner

Referees For Trinidad Visit

I trust that the Football Association will exercise their best care and discretion in selecting referees to officiate for the matches of the Trinidad visit, for good referring is a highly important matter on such occasions as this, and we do not want our visitors to go away dissatisfied with the quality of our refereeing, anymore than with the quality of our play.

I suggest that the Association should nominate the three best referees they possess and inform these gentlemen that their services will be required for the series of matches against the Trinidadians.

It would be a sporting gesture on the part of the Association if they would use a different referee for each of the first three games of the series, and then give Trinidad their own choice of these referees for the critical two last matches against Jamaica.

I do not think it would be at all satisfactory for the Association to select one referee only for all the matches of the tour—it would be a considerable burden on the referee himself to begin with; would not, I think, be at all agreeable to our visitors, and would not be fair to the other first class referees we have who have to assist in carrying the somewhat heavy burden in these days of the crowded football season.

The three best men available should be selected (at least one being a soldier referee) and should share the matches between them.