ABFA: Banks ‘gave his all to football’


Dear Members and Friends of Football,

The Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) notes, with great sorrow, the sudden passing of Gordon Derrick. Banks, as he was called, was a past General Secretary of the ABFA, past President of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), past Vice-President of Concacaf, a proud member of the Villa Lions fraternity, and a man committed to football and all whom the sport serves.  CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP.

Banks was at once extremely bright, discerning, and gregarious. He would, in a single day, chair the meeting, seal the deal, and then move on to become the life of the party.

He gave his all to football and his vision for the sport in which the Caribbean is equal to all and subordinate to none, and he paid a great price. Still, neither his love for football nor his support for those of us still in the game waned. From chairman to cheerleader, his passion was unmuted and, perhaps, unmatched.

We express profound condolences to his wife, Wendy, and his children, Nazir and Gia, his siblings, Colin and Sandra, his DSC and Friends brotherhood, his extended family and all who mourn his loss.


ABFA General Secretariat

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  1. … And nice to see Antigua’s under 20s football team wearing black arm bands today (20th June 2022) against Costa Rica out of respect for Gordon Derrick. Nice touch!

    Condolences to family, friends and the football community in Antigua 🇦🇬

    RIP sir 🙏

  2. Condolences to all the Derrick and Davis families on the passing over of Gordon ‘Banks’ Derrick.
    He made his contribution to our Culture and now passed on the baton to others.
    Resquiescat in pace (R.I.P.)

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