Oct 31, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Veteran football tournament pushed back until February
Local veteran footballers initially scheduled to relive the years in a tournament against their overseas counterparts, organized by former footballer, Godfrey Norville, initially scheduled for tomorrow evening, will be a mite disappointed after the organizer was forced to postpone activities until February 24, 2013.
Mr. Norville explained that the decision to postpone the tournament was arrived at after the organizers experienced difficulties in the acquisition of adequate sponsorship. Further, the veterans residing in North America have said that they are constricted by work commitments. They said that the new date is more convenient for them.
The tournament had its genesis in 2000 and ever since then the veterans residing in North America and Europe have been returning to engage their local counterparts on a yearly basis. Among those expected to participate in the tournament are former national player, Michael Pierre, Ken Gibbs, Terrence Archer, Richard Ying, Marlon DeSouza, Mickey Layne, Rtd GDF Captain, Laurie London and Compton Birdette among others.
Mr. Norville, who has since gone blind after his playing days have expired, said that the proceeds of the tournament will be used to assist past footballers with similar deficiencies, undergoing turbulent times. He is grateful for the input of several entities and individuals towards the success of the tournament. These include the executives of the Guyana Football Federation, Demerara Mutual Life and Fire Insurance Company, Federal Security Services, Cummings Electrical Co and Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn. The retired ball weaver is appealing to the corporate community for support towards the success of the tournament.
Persons interested in rendering support may contact Mr. Norville at telephone #s 223-0175 or 694-0972 or Ms Rodney (231-8003).
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