25 teams in intense rivalry as Berbice Inter school U-12 football tournament kicks off
It will be action galore when twenty five schools from East and West Berbice engage in stiff rivalry for top honours when the Berbice Football Association (BFA), in collaboration with the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), under the auspices of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), stage the Inter Primary School, U-12 Football Championships, which started yesterday morning and concludes this Friday October 5.
The 7 a-side tournament will also facilitate a mixture of males and females in the team composition.
Yesterday’s matches were to have been contested in the Central Corentyne area while today’s action moves to the Upper Corentyne. The schools in New Amsterdam will be in action tomorrow, while the top teams will match skills on Friday in New Amsterdam in the finals and third place play off.
The teams have been placed into four zones with 8 from West Berbice being zoned separately including Ithaca, Rosignol, No. 5, Mahaicony, Latchmansingh, Novar, Blairmont and Woodley Park Primary. Matches in this zone will be contested at the Blairmont Community High School.
Those schools zoned in the New Amsterdam area, All Saints, St. Aloysius, Overwinning, New Amsterdam and St. Therese’s Primary, will be played at the All Saints Scott Church Ground.
The Central Corentyne zone will see matches being played at the Area H Ground and will comprise Rose Hall Town, Port Mourant, Tain, Belvedere, Gibraltar and Fyrish Primary, while the Upper Corentyne zone comprises six schools — Crabwood Creek, Skeldon, Leeds, Messiah and Orealla Primary, with the action slated for the Scottsburg Ground on the Upper Corentyne.
Each zone will be played on a round robin basis with the two top teams qualifying for the playoffs.