The Petra Organisation / Courts Pee Wee-organised 2-day Beginners Coaching Workshop came to a successful conclusion on Sunday, at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.
The Workshop, which was facilitated by the Guyana Football Coaches Association, saw some fifteen of the twenty-four schools slated to participate in the upcoming competition present at the Workshop which had as resource personnel Guyana’s ‘Golden Jaguars’ Head Coach Wayne Dover and junior national team Head Coach
Gilbert Sampson among others.
According to Co-Director of the Petra Organisation Troy Mendonca, the Workshop was organised to improve the knowledge and technical skills of teachers of the schools to participate in the tournament that kicks off on September 28, at the Thirst Park ground.
Mendonca said that it is also in keeping with its aim to foster the development of the game and among the topics that were discussed during the Workshop were the role of the coaches and age related exercise, Environment Health and Safety, Practical Warm Up, Practical Fun Games, Nutrition and Hydration, Injury prevention and Treatment and Technical Development.
The participants were presented with certificates of attendance.
Courts (Guyana) Inc. has also increased the size of the sponsorship which has now risen to in excess of $3.3million with the top four teams expected to receive trophies and gifts, while all the participating schools will also benefit from the Company’s goodwill.
The twenty-four schools confirmed to compete in the tournament are: defending champions Marian Academy, St. Agnes, West Ruimveldt, St. Margaret’s, St. Sidwell’s, Tucville, South Ruimveldt, North Georgetown, Ketley, St. Gabriel’s, F.E. Pollard, Enterprise, St. Pius, Sophia, Success, Redeemer, New Guyana, Stella Maris, St. Winefride’s, Winfer Gardens, J.E. Burnham, East Ruimveldt, Green Acres and St. Angela’s.
Also, present at the closing ceremony was Guyana Football Federation Vice-President Technical and Tactical Development Ivan Persaud.
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