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Meet the Women Who Help Run the Guyana Football Federation – They Rock!


Thandi McAllister is an attorney-at-law and the Third Vice-President of the Guyana Football Federation. Additionally, she is the Assistant Secretary/Treasurer of the Uitvlugt Warriors Football Club.

Thandi Mc Allister was born on the 18th day of January, 1982 to parents Irville McAllister (deceased) and Andrea McLennan. Both of her parents were Soldiers who served in the Guyana Defence Force. Her deceased father was a training officer with the rank of Warrant Officer II and her mother, a retired sergeant in the Women’s Army Corp of the Guyana Defence Force.

She had her early education at the Stewartville Primary School and secondary education at Central High School and the Bishops’ High School.


Ms. Mc Allister is a strong advocate for community development with the emphasis on youth and women and to this end, she has worked tirelessly as a Councillor on the Regional Democratic Council, Region No.3. She has also given service to the Women and Gender Committee and the Youth and Sports Committee of her region. She served as Vice Chairman of the Uitvlugt Community Development Committee and as a volunteer teacher at Kumu Primary School in Region No.9.

Hers has been a life, thus far, predicated on service, a quality no doubt inherited from the example of her parents.


Ms. Stewart resides in Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast and is currently employed at the Guyana Power & Light Inc. She has been with the company for the past thirty-two years in the capacity of Supervisor at the Anna Regina Commercial Office in their Finance Department. Ms. Stewart is also a Committee Member on the Social Activities Committee of the Guyana Power & Light Inc.

Ms. Stewart’s history in football details her serving in the capacity of President of the Henrietta Football Club for over seven years.

Presently, Ms. Stewart is the Vice President of the Essequibo Coast/Pomeroon Football Association.

Ms. Stewart is a mother to two children, and has been married for ten years. She plays a very active role within her religious community and also spends her time as a volunteer assisting the Regional Executive Officer.


Ms. Williams is a Bartician. She is a mother and teacher,  an experienced sports leader in excess of thirty-three years; a leader with over twenty-five solid years of management experience in the field of education and community involvement. Ms. Williams in her formal education received schooling at the St. John the Baptist’s Primary School; Carnegie School of Home Economics where she later obtained a certificate in House Management and Catering; the Cyril Potter College of Education majoring in Home Economics and minoring in Music and finally the University of Guyana where she pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Administration.

After school, Carmel played and represented Bartica several times at cricket, football and other sports disciplines both in Bartica and nationally. In 2004, she represented Essequibo Cricket Board captaining the Female Hardball cricket team in several tournaments. In 2005, she also played with Striking Dolls female football club as captain of the team.

In 2002, she was elected as the representative of the Guyana Teachers Union, Bartica branch, for four years and from 2008 to present respectively.

Ms. Williams is an avid volunteer. She is involved in combating HIV/AIDS as an educator and counselor started in 2001 during the International Year of the Volunteers.

In 2015, she was elected to the Bartica Football Association (BFA) as the Third Vice President and to the Guyana Football Federation as an executive member.

Ms. Williams was also a constable with the Guyana Police Force and an auxiliary staff for the Guyana Fire Service. She has also served as a member of the Bartica Steel Pan band.

She is currently serving as a Councillor representing Constituency #6 of the Municipality of Bartica.


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