Female footballers receive gears as preparations for GFF Women League continue
Female football recently received a boost when the executives of the Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL) and those of the Bank of Nova Scotia teamed up to render corporate support to a team of lasses undergoing rigid training sessions in preparation for the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Women League which is scheduled to commence soon.
Tuesday afternoon, the local team engaged in training at the
Georgetown Football Club against a GCC boys’ team under the watchful eyes of their coach, Joseph Wilson and Directors of the Guyana Sports Development Foundation, John C. Yates, and Colin Baker. The latter Director explained that local football authorities are paying strict attention to the development of young girls by way of a school based programme. He called for the broader intervention of the corporate community while emphasizing that the aim is to support a massive and structured school programme that will foster the development of the sport. “We wish to encourage the corporate community to see football not merely as a game but as a structure towards the development of young people,” said Mr. Baker.
Meanwhile, DDL and Scotia Bank teamed up and donated several pieces of gear to the team. Mr. Baker handed over the gears on behalf of the sponsors and extended best wishes to the team. The young ladies received a set of uniforms, consisting of tops, trunks and socks moment before they engaged a Boys U-11/13 squad from the GFC in a practice match. The team will also travel over to the West Coast Demerara for another practice match against a female team from that area in another friendly game at the Den Amstel Community Centre Ground this Saturday starting at 16:00hrs.
The team is currently being coached by Joseph Wilson, ably assisted by Andrea Fredericks. The women have been engaged in rigid training since July on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the GFC ground.