Ramona Agard is set to create history for Guyana when she officiates in the Americas Boxing Confederation (AMBC) South American Youth Championship later this year.
Agard, an AIBA certified One Star referee/judge was selected recently by AMBC to be in Chile in September to participate in the tournament.
Her participation will mark the first time a Guyanese referee/judge will officiate in the South American Youth Championship. Agard will join several other Caribbean officials in the Spanish speaking nation.
Last December the experienced female referee and chairperson of the Guyana Boxing Association Referee/Judge Commission picked up her One Star badge after being successful at the exams in Barbados.
She has since officiated in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Championships in April in St. Lucia and an international tournament in Grenada. Agard’s last major tournament was the ALBA Games in Venezuela in 2011.