When a Launching Ceremony could attract a number of high ranking officials from the main sponsors it is a clear demonstration of their commitment to the cause and yesterday’s admirable turnout at the occasion to confirm the staging of this year’s 4th Courts Pee Wee Schools Football Competition was one of those occurrences.
Courts Guyana Inc. had in attendance Country Manager Clyde DeHaas, Director of Marketing Pernell Cummings along with other top brass of the entity, while Director of Sport Christopher Jones acted on behalf of the Government.
Also present at the Launch, which was conducted at the National Public Free Library, were Banks DIH Malts Manager Clayton McKenzie, Ministry of Education’s Nicholas Fraser, who deputised for CEO Olato Sam and Petra Organisation Co-Director Troy Mendonca.
Mendonca, who was the first to make remarks shortly after offering special thanks to Courts for its continued sponsorship of the tournament, spoke of the importance of it.
“We have seen players who would have played in the inaugural tournament being selected on the national Under-17 squad and this to us in the Petra Organisation are very proud of, but more importantly it is irrefutable evidence of the importance of this tournament and I want to extend special thanks to Courts,” Mendonca said.
He then gave an outline of the design of the tournament which will see twenty-four teams divided into six groups with the top two from each along with the best four third place finishers advancing to the next stage.
However, the remaining teams will not be eliminated from the tournament but will have the opportunity to play for the minor positions thereby allowing them to be in action throughout the tournament.
Mendonca added that the winners will receive trophies and medals, while the top four schools will be given special prizes compliments of Courts.
Cummings, who also spoke at the occasion, disclosed that the Company was investing in excess of $3million in what he described as a fantastic tournament and money well spent.
“We feel that it is money well spent and we are making an impact in the lives of the students and I want to urge parents to come out and support their children. I also want to say thank you to the teachers who sacrifice their Saturdays to be with their students,” Cummings stated.
Jones in his presentation commended both Courts and Banks DIH for coming out and supporting not only sport, but the development of young people as well.
He said that the respective contributions will not be in vain since the Government is taking note of their goodwill.
The Director challenged other members of the corporate community to follow in the footsteps of the two entities and assist in the development of the young people in this nation.
McKenzie said his Company was pleased to be back on board and they plan to make their contribution bigger and better under its Malta Supreme brand.
Fraser in his comments reiterated the importance of physical activities among school children and promised the Ministry’s full assistance in such projects.
Each school was presented with two footballs to commence preparations.
Meanwhile, the teams listed to compete are: Marian Academy, New Comenius, West Ruimveldt, St. Margaret’s, St. Agnes, Tucville, South Ruimveldt, North Georgetown, Ketley, St. Gabriel’s, F.E. Pollard, Enterprise, St. Pius, Sophia, Winfer Gardens, Smith’s Memorial, East La Penitence, St. Angela’s, St. Ambrose, St. Stephen’s, J.E. Burnham, School of Nations, Rama Krishna and defending champion Stella Maris.
The tournament is expected to commence on October 3 and run until November 15, at the Banks DIH ground, Thirst Park.
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