Little DIVA Flames Female Football Club players have intensified their training in preparation for their intended trip to Suriname in December. Training sessions are slated for the GFC Ground Bourda on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays commencing at 16:30hrs each day and on Saturdays at 07:00 hrs.
In an effort to ensure that the team are equipped with the necessary skill, fitness, technical and tactical awareness, they have received the services Colin McNichols as head coach.
Colin McNichols was a former coach player of Thomas United Football Club (TUFC) and national player. He started his playing career at age 9 years when he represented Freeburg Anglican Primary School in a Demico House sponsored inter school tournament at the GFC. Present were Ken Gibbs and Earl O’ Neil two of Guyana’s greatest players, both were former Thomas United players, national coaches and national captains. They saw him and took him to join TUFC. He was one of the most skillful youngsters in those days and was the talk of the town for many years.
Due to work commitment Colin had to give up playing football from age 19 to 25 years. On his return, he was selected to represent Guyana in the Shell Cup in Jamaica in 1991 under coach, Gordon Braithwaite manager Colin Erskine and PTI ret’d Asst Com of Police Ovid Glasgow. Some of his team mates were Anthony Stanton, Lerone Bailey, Phillip Carrington, Orin Accra, Russell Persuade, Michael McKennon and Nigel Massiah. Guyana placed 3rd. Some top Caribbean players who he played against were Russel Latapy, Arnold Dwarika, Clayton Ince and Jerren Nixon of Trinidad & Tobago, Paul “Tiga” Davis, Theodore Whitmore and Warren Barrett of Jamaica.
He was appointed as coach of TUFC and was a coach/player, coaching players likes of Keith London, Dion Barnwell, Orin Agard, Abdool Conteah, Ricardo Straker, Christopher Barnwell just to name a few.
McNichols expressed thanks to the Management of Little DIVA Flames Football Club for choosing him as the coach and he hopes to make an impact with the team.
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