Kashif and Shanghai Inaugural Secondary School Tournament…Participating teams collect playing kits
The 24 teams taking part in next month Kashif and Shanghai Inaugural Secondary Schools football tournament yesterday received their playing kits, consisting of hoses, trunks, jerseys and other equipment at the Ministry of Education ground.
Officials of the teams were then briefed on the rules and other subjects relevant to their participation and the smooth running of the tournament.
The teams, which are being drawn from across Guyana, will battle in the “knockout” tournament that kicks off on December 8 and concludes on January 1 at the Guyana National Stadium.
The schools were selected based on their performance in the annual Digicel Schools Football tournament and the prizes will emulate that of the previous senior Kashif and Shanghai competitions.
Co-Director Kashif Muhammad informed that the winning school will receive $1.2M, 75% of which must go towards a sports oriented project identified by the school. The runner-up will collect $750,000, third place $500,000 and fourth place $250,000; 25% of it will go to the players in the form of gift vouchers to purchase school supplies or sports gear.
The Most Valuable player (MVP) will take home a Laptop and will also get the opportunity to have a one month stint with a team in the Trinidad and Tobago Professional League.
The participating teams are: Linden – Christianburg Wismar Secondary, Wisburg Secondary, New Silver City and McKenzie High School. West Demerara – Leonora, Stewartville, Uitvlugt and Patentia Secondary. Georgetown – St George’s, Lodge, East Ruimveldt, North Georgetown, Queens College, Dolphin, Christ Church and Queenstown Secondary. East Coast – Bladen Hall, President College, Ann’s Grove and Annandale Secondary. Berbice – Ash Education Trust. East Bank – Covent Garden and Friendship Secondary. Region#7 – Waramadong Secondary.