AFI Caribbean Ambassador appointed
11 July 2020
Australian Football International (AFI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Romain Greville as our AFI Caribbean Ambassador.
Romain has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Victoria University and a Masters of Infrastructure Engineering and Management from Monash University.
Romain is originally from Guyana, which has produced some of the most famous cricketers in the West Indies, including Clive Lloyd, Carl Hooper and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
“I moved to Australia in 1997 and saw my first game of football (St Kilda v Sydney) in 1999 at Waverley Park, and instantly fell in love with the game.
“However, I did not play a game of football until 2001 with my primary school. That was my first and last game of football until 2005, when I played for Galvin Park Secondary College, making it to the state final playing at Optus Oval.
“I then started playing for Glen Orden Football club, followed by the YCW Stone Cats in the MPNFL, receiving an invite to complete a pre-season with the Dandenong Stingrays.
“I took a break for 4 years and went overseas, playing cricket in England, Wales and Guyana. As an opening batsman, I have been fortunate enough to play in premierships in Australia, Wales and Guyana.
“In 2011 I returned to football and have since played for Albion (WRFL), Maribyrnong Park (EDFL), St Mary’s (GFL), Burnie Dockers (Tasmanian State), Broadford (RDNFL), Mooroopna (GVNFL), Shepparton Swans (GVNFL) and Elmore (HDFNL).
“I am excited about the opportunity to build on the established sporting links between Australia and the Caribbean. We already share a love of cricket, and hopefully we can share a love of footy as well.”