National Referee I Angelo Doyle has achieved the first step on his bucket list by being named as an Assistant Referee on the 2022 FIFA International Referees List.
The 28-year-old overcame many hurdles this year, including the COVID-19 virus and the death of his father, to continue excelling at all levels.
The soft-spoken Doyle said all he needed was the opportunity and was grateful to get it.
“It started with the support of my family, friends, and my community they stood with me throughout this road to FIFA. This year was not the best with a pandemic, volcanic ash, and contracting COVID-19 really affected my training. However, I must thank Alana King for her support off the field as she guided me mentally towards this goal at the most crucial time. Clifton Garnes, Adrian Skeete, Gillian Martindale, Kevon “Inches” Clarke, and Shannon Gibson spent years developing me for this point. My final note is this is the time for less talk and more action as my ambition and vision guide me towards greater achievements,” he said.
In addition to being named a FIFA Assistant Referee, Doyle, 28, also intends to become an elite referee and officiate at a World Cup.
Doyle recently returned from officiating at the Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic. Before that, he officiated at his first international tournament at the Caribbean Football Union Boys & Girls Challenge Series in August, also held in the Dominican Republic.