The Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) has appointed its first female Vice President.
Earlier this month, former Antiguan national women’s footballer, Akeilah Hillhouse accepted the administration position serving at the highest level of local football.
Hillhouse replaces former ABFA Vice President Michael Carr – who resigned late last year, and will serve the remainder of his 4-year term – which ends in May.
Hillhouse is expected to contest elections slated for May 13 and will also serve on a newly formed all women’s executive committee. She hopes to someday coach Antigua’s national women’s team.
Prior to becoming the first woman Vice President of the ABFA, Akeilah Hillhouse became the nation’s first woman to head coach a men’s team – which was the Freeman’s Village Scorpions in 2015.
She was also the first woman to play in the FA’s Premier Division while still in high school, and at the collegiate level she played at U.S. schools the University of South Carolina Upstate and Webber International in Florida.