Four matches to start off Inter-Schools Beach Football in Linden
Four matches are scheduled to be played on opening day, May 8 when the Guyana Beach Football Association stages its inaugural Powerade Inter-Schools Championship, at the Christianburg facility in Linden.
In the first game which starts at 15:00 hrs, New Silvercity Secondary takes on Wismar and that will be followed by the clash between Christianburg / Wismar versus Marcia Craig Educational Institute from 15:40 hrs.
In the next game, Harmony Secondary engages School of Excellence at 16:30 hrs, while in the final game of the day, Mackenzie High battles Linden Foundation Secondary from 17:00 hrs.
According to General Coordinator of the tournament Rollin Tappin, during the schools championship there will be an International segment that involves Trinidad and Tobago’s Bago, a Beach Soccer team and they will engage a local combination in a series of matches at the same venue.
Eight schools will be participating in the championship with the top three teams set to receive trophies and medals while the fourth placed finisher collects medals only.
The Organisers have also planned a post game interactive session on each playing day which will see personnel from the Linden Care Foundation, a part sponsor of the championship attempt to answer queries about HIV / Aids and other social issues that may be bothering young people.
According to Co-ordinator Sharma Allicock there will be an incentive for the team that attends the sessions and interacts meaningfully. The chosen schools will be presented with a Plaque.