GFF/EDFA U13 League to kick off on Saturday @ BV Gr.
- ten teams to compete for supremacy; Sunday games @ Buxton
Junior football at the Under-13 level is expected to make a welcome return to the East Coast of Demerara on Saturday morning when the Guyana Football Federation / East Demerara Football Association Under-13 League gets underway at the BV Ground.
Ten clubs in the association have registered to compete and have been placed into two groups, A and B, with games scheduled for the BV and Buxton Grounds on Saturday and Sunday.
Teams placed in group A are Buxton United, Melanie, Mahaica Determinators, Youth Developers, BV and Ann’s Grove United; these teams will play at the Buxton Ground.
Group B games which will be contested at the BV Ground will see competition among Black Water, Plaisance, Bakewell Buxton Stars and Victoria Kings.
Games will be played for a duration of one hour, two equal halves of 30 minutes with each player, according to the competition rules, being allowed to play a minimum of 10 minutes. Substitutions will be rolling and a subbed player can only re-enter the game if all the other subs are used.
Only players born on or after January 1, 1999 will be eligible to play. Teams guilty of playing any over age player will forfeit the game to the opposing team and will also be penalized by the organisers.
Competition will get underway on Saturday with Group B matches at the BV Ground from 10:00hrs. Black Water will come up against Plaisance to be followed by the main game of the day between Bakewell Buxton Stars and Victoria Kings.
Action will switch to the Buxton Ground on Sunday morning where three Group A games are scheduled.
Kicking off at 09:00hrs, Buxton United will match skills with Melanie, Mahaica Determinations will then throw down the gauntlet to Youth Developers, while the final game of the day brings together BV and Ann’s Grove.
A win is worth two points while a draw will attract one point. Any team giving up a walkover will see the other team gaining two points and two goals as their reward.