– Four former players to be recognised
Named after the Brazilian and world legend King Pele, local football club side Pele FC will be celebrating its 47th birthday in traditional style on Saturday, with a day of what is anticipated to be enticing ball weaving action.
The venue to soak up all the action where the future stars as well as those who would have made their mark ever since the club was birthed is GFC, the Mecca of the sport in Guyana.
But apart from the on-field happenings, the club has disclosed that as is the norm of recognising their stalwarts, they will be paying tribute to four former stars of the club including the late Gregory ‘PT’ Stewart along with the USA based duo of Clyde ‘Olier’ Watson who is still involved in active coaching and Pele Alumini Executive, Patrick ‘Labba’ Barton.
Local based stalwart Vibert ‘Durdy’ Butts is the other individual to be recognised.
Action on Saturday would get started from 07:00hrs and culminate under lights. Matches slated are Under-15 ‘A’ team taking on their ‘B’ counterparts, the same match-ups will follow at the Under-12s, seniors and masters.
To bring the curtains down on the day’s activities would be an All Star shindig featuring players from all the teams. At stake would be attractive trophies for the respective match winners, while individual trophies would be presented to respective MVPs, Highest Goal Scorers and outstanding players during matches.
Additionally, there would be a prize for the largest family attending the event. Expected to be on hand for this occasion would be the USA based duo of Patrick ‘Labba’ Barton and fellow Pele Alumini Director, Dennis Ivor Carrington.
Earlier this year, the Pele Football Club Alumni Corporation, a 501(c) 3 registered Non-Profit Organization in the USA, hosted its 2nd Annual 2-day Educational Development Programme which targeted some 90 youths.
The youths were exposed to topics including Dental Hygiene, Public Speaking, Career Guidance, Conflict Resolution, Benefit of Sports, Preparing for the Future, Goal Setting for a Positive Life, Etiquette, Basic Table Manners/Use of Cutlery/Crockery Practice and Information Technology-Today’s Needs.
Pele Alumini, with a mission to empower children whilst helping them to overcome poverty by building their confidence, self-esteem and ambition, through the power of sports, has also partnered with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and is in the first year of a five-year contract where it is sponsoring for the first time ever an Intra Association Under-15 league in memory of Pele’s first President, Frank Watson.
Over the past seven (7) years of its existence, Pele FC Alumni Corporation has made a significant impact on the Guyanese community by sponsoring annual youth soccer/educational tournaments.
But it has now changed gear and is focusing more on providing educational opportunities for youth soccer players, who are in need of non-cash support as they pursue their academic endeavors.
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