By BVI Football Association
As of Monday, 3rd April 2017, the BVI Football Association confirmed the appointment of Mrs. Juliana Luke as the new General Secretary, following the successful interim term of Mr. Paul Hewlett.
Hewlett came into the Association and added new dimensions of professionalism and organisation within his 12-month contract to the BVIFA office and all the while Mrs. Luke was assisting him, learning the ropes, adding her own authority and character to one of the toughest jobs in sport and coming up with systems that will allow the sport to develop and grow.
Mrs. Luke becomes one of only a handful of general secretarys among FIFA members worldwide and has already begun to ensure the local association is run smoothly and efficiently.
BVIFA president, Andy Bickerton was full of praise for the outgoing Hewlett and also looking forward to the new era saying “we were fortunate to have the benefit of Mr. Hewlett’s experience and expertise to upgrade the BVIFA’s administration. We are confident that Mrs. Luke will continue his work as we strive for excellence in the future.”
Mrs. Luke began her interest in Football, over 10 years ago, watching kids play the game whilst a teacher at Little Rainbow Primary School over on Virgin Gorda.
Mrs. Luke then got more and more involved in helping to organize the sport, as she was actively involved in various committees including the Virgin Gorda League, the BVIFA Youth Committee and the BVIFA Women’s Committee.
Her secretarial, organizational skills and ability to interact with people across the communities and territory proved excellent and the BVIFA soon began to acknowledge that her commitment to enhancing the game was invaluable.
When Paul Hewlett took over to hold the reigns, Mrs. Luke was the obvious choice to appoint as the assistant and over the past eight months has more than proven she is ready to take over the sports top job.