Vryman’s Erven Sec. win Inter School U13 football tourney in Berbice
Vryman’s Erven Secondary School (VESS) defied the odds to upstage defending champions
Berbice High School (BHS) to take the championship trophy in the 3rd edition of the annual Trinidad and Guyana (T&G) Sports Club/Outreach Programme Inter-Secondary School Under-13 football tournament.
Organised for schools in the New Amsterdam/Canje area, the competition took place this past week at the All Saints Scott’s Church Ground, New Amsterdam.
Seven of the eight schools invited participated in the round-robin competition; namely Berbice High, Berbice Educational Institute (BEI), Vryman’s Erven, Tutorial Academy, Canje, New Amsterdam Multilateral and Overwinning Secondary. School of The Nations (SOTN) did not participate.
It was sweet revenge for VESS who lost last year’s championship to BHS. This time around, losing was not an option as they needled BHS to win the title after a 0-0 stalemate following full and extra time.
In the third place game Ooverwinning Secondary also needled Berbice Educational Institute to win compliments of an Orin Glen goal.
In semi final play, Vryman’s Erven were 2-0 victor’s over BEI, Keron Williams and Christopher Ali the players on target. In the other game, BHS got past Overwinning by the lone goal of that match-up which came off the boot of Keyon Sancho.
The champions received a trophy and 15 gold medals while the second placed team collected a similar amount of silver medals and trophy.
Among the individual awardees were Burnis Griffith of VESS who was adjudged the MVP. Keyon Sancho of BHS with three goals was awarded the best striker accolade; the best defender on show was Randy Arrindell also of BHS.
Christopher Ali of VESS was the best midfielder; best goalkeeper was Joel Davis of BHS while Orin Glen of OWSS was rewarded for being the most promising player on show. All the individual awardees received a jersey, trunks, one shin guard and a pair of hose.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony sponsor Isaac Daniel of Trinidad & Tobago and a regular visitor to Guyana stated that he started to organise activities in Guyana some eight year ago.
During his early visits he noticed that there was a lack of organised recreational which prompted him to start the village games which then led to nursery school activities.
This is his third year he is sponsoring the Inter School Under-13 Football tournament and he has pledged to continue and on a bigger scale in the foreseeable future.
The competition was coordinated by former national Player Neil ‘Grizzly’ Humphrey, Nigel Felix, Kenrick Bowry and Randy ‘Blades’ Sears.