Ericson Degallaire is new DFA secretary

Ericson Degallaire

Former president of the Dominica Football Referees Association (DFRA) Ericson Degallaire is the new Secretary of the Dominica Football Association (DFA).

Degallaire replaces Clifford “Bala” Celaire, who was sacked by President Glen Etienne.

Degallaire is also a former general secretary of the DFRA and is described as someone who has a long track record in sporting involvement.

He is currently a qualified cricket umpire.

In accepting the position he stated that he will give his “best as a servant of the sport.”

In making the announcement, public relations officer (pro) of the DFA Gerald George explained that the constitution of the DFA provides that the president select “a secretary that he is comfortable working with.”

George said that Celaire would remain in the post of “Women’s football coordinator”.

“He has done a great job in that area and we will want him to remain and concentrate his efforts in that regard,” George said.

He disclosed that the decision was unanimously endorsed by the DFA board.

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  1. lapwet in Prague
    July 9, 2012

    I cannot understand why people want to grudge. It is not a Pointe Michel thing. If the best persons come from Pointe Michel, so be it. Do not hate or grudge them . They are capable and big things will come. Congratulations boys.Make sure that you all hold the fort and shut the critics. I know that you all can do it. Glen made an excellent choice in selecting Degallerie as his right hand man.

  2. pedroito
    July 7, 2012

    ok it is now official, the football name has been changed to the DPMFA Dominica Pointe michel football assesiation.

  3. J/A
    July 7, 2012

    all dem man deer not diffrent from pj dem all ah dem ah just set of blood suckers sucking life of dfa

  4. somebody
    July 7, 2012

    Lapwet have passion u see. Give them a chance to prove themselves.

  5. Barlto
    July 7, 2012

    It’s not our fault that the Pointe Michel guys are motivated to do well in what ever they choose to do.
    Seems a few ppl have issues with them doing well. I think all the boys on that managing team will do Dominica proud in football, they have my full support…Nuff respect to you Argo, Spokes, Natty and Zacco. I know you guys are doing it for Dominica..Keep up the good work!

    July 6, 2012

    Balla, I not taking sides, but if I were you, I would have resigned yesterday. The call is yours. Independent people watching to see what you will do.

  7. da/in ny
    July 6, 2012

    tell partrick john his time has pass give the young man thier time

    July 6, 2012

    Dominica needs a YMCA family Center/sports and recreation.

  9. da/in ny
    July 6, 2012

    congrat ago on your new job

  10. Great move
    July 6, 2012

    Well done. I just want to congratulate Degallerie on his latest appointment. He has a proven track record and I am sure that he will do well. He has been around for a long time and is more than competent. I am sure that he will work hand in hand with all stakeholders for the further development of this beautiful game.

  11. WOW
    July 6, 2012

    degallerie is the best man for the job. I cannot think of anybody else that can hold that post. Is only now i have confidence that dominica football standard will increase. Only Degallerie could come and do it. Do i see a World Cup qualification in 2018 because Argo is gen sec.

  12. July 6, 2012

    We still believe in the crab mentality in Dominica.A man like Mr.John who has done so much for football as a footballer,Island football representative and a football administrator,they decided to bite the hand that guided them for so long. We must never forget that is was under Mr. John’s leadership that Dominica became a member of FIFA.We must not forget that it was under Mr. John’s leadership that women football was recognised in Dominica and the Caribbean by extension.What hurts me is the fact, whereas many other Caribbean Football leaders were involved in cash for vote scandal,Mr. John was exonerated, it was about a statue of FIFA,(following the policies or laws of FIFA). I know that them fellars in Dominica were hunting for Mr. John for a long time,remember the famous allegations of trying to dismantle the Football Association and was standing by in the botanical gardens while a very important meeting was talking place in John’s Football House,I rest my case.

  13. Ghost
    July 6, 2012

    Gerald George – PRO, (Pointe Michel)
    Ericson Degallaire – Secretary, (Pointe Michel)
    Glen Etienne – President, (Pointe Michel)
    Not smelling good to me. Time will tell.

    • Sports Lover
      July 6, 2012

      I share your views. A Dictatorship is forming. Look at how they handled the removal of the ban on Delbert Daley.

    • July 6, 2012

      YOu forgot FIFA refree Carlye JohnBaptist…Point Michel

      • July 6, 2012

        Sooo, what’s up with them

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    • somitime
      July 6, 2012

      Dominican live abroad good job guy proud lapwet all the way and please do not let PJ lol at you all. blessed love

    • July 6, 2012

      Don’t hate appreciate, we lapwete people love football dearly come up to Lapwete to see our guys everyday on the playing field

      They were elected for the post, they need to know that there should be no conflict of interest and do their job with the football association to the best of their abilities

    • WOW
      July 6, 2012

      technical director- bardouille(point michel)
      woemn’s coach- Rosie(point michel)

      this has become the PMFA – point michel football association and not the Dominica football association no more

    • Barlto
      July 7, 2012

      I will answer to your comment on behalf of Spokes, Argo and Natty.
      What you smelling is good, that’s a good working team right there.Don’t look where they come from look on the positive side your typical Dominican.

    • pedroito
      July 7, 2012

      yu mean DPMFA Dominica pointe michel football assesitaion

  14. Sports Lover
    July 6, 2012


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  16. hmmm
    July 6, 2012

    celaire has really done alot for women football n encourages young ladies to play….

  17. me
    July 6, 2012

    congrats degal, you will do well in this position. all the best

  18. Jahyout
    July 6, 2012

    Great Job Ericson, all you have to do is your best..lapwet massive run things..

  19. Morihei Ueshiba
    July 6, 2012

    wow wow wow, that is how Dominicans treat you when u fall, Yes I boy. Dem fellas ruthless after all the progress Patrick John made in Dominica football.
    Good to see there faces, i really want to know that Glenn Etienne. :-P

  20. Friend
    July 6, 2012

    Good job at making Degallerie general secretary, but bad job keeping Celaire at Football House. He will undermind anyone he finds in his way. Think it over executive or he may just resign as coordinator.

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