Bahamian to serve as referee in CONCACAF Nations League
As the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) region prepares for the start of the second edition of the Nations League competition, and as national teams from the participating member associations prepare by hosting training matches, here in The Bahamas, preparation is ongoing on two fronts.
In addition to the national team preparing for the matches, Evens Julmis, a 22-year-old trained referee, has received his first Nations League appointment, and will officiate at that level. Bahamian Julmis has been appointed by CONCACAF to the fourth referee position for the League B, Group B match between Haiti and Bermuda in Devonshire, Bermuda on June 4, 2022.
Having come up through the Bahamas Referee Academy and having attended the CONCACAF Referee Academy, Julmis most recently traveled to the prestigious Dallas Cup Tournament where he gained additional experiences which led to this appointment. Julmis, a graduate of C.R. Walker High School where he played soccer for the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSSA) Champions C.R. Walker Knights, as well as being a member of the Bahamas Football Association (BFA) Champions Dynamos Football Club, also played for The Bahamas’ Men’s National Team as well as the national beach soccer squad.
Julmis has been a referee for five years and finds it a challenge to juggle his schedule but thanks his bosses at Fourth Terrace Diagnostic Center for allowing him the opportunity to pursue his dream of working up the ranks to one day be a FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) referee at the highest level of international soccer.