JAAA pays tribute to Charlie FullerSaturday, August 03, 2013
The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) offers condolence to the family and friends of the late Charlie Fuller.
Fuller had been a member of the JAAA for over two decades. Since the passing of the late statistician, Richard Ashenheim, Fuller has acted as the keeper of records not only for the JAAA, but also for overseas track and field fans and organisations.
Fuller was responsible for spearheading the rebirth of track and field at the Manchester High School, which was in the doldrums since sprinter Ouida Walker blazed the track in the early 1960s. He actually created a fish business solely to care for his track and field squad.
As manager of the Manchester High School team for several years, he spearheaded the team to victory in 1994 and 1995. In one of those years the team won the trophy for the 'Most disciplined team in Girls' Championships.
Fuller was a very warm and friendly individual: He had a fine disposition, always smiling and was never ruffled in conversations. He had a passion for statistics and had a wish to publish a book of statistics on Jamaican performances from 1948 to present. He was indeed a giant of a man.
The track fraternity will sorely miss him and his passion for analysing results.