The Ministry of Indigenous People Affairs thru the HEYS programme has employed Mr Lawrence ‘Sparrow’ Griffith as the Sports Facilitator for the Hinterland Communities and since then, much have been achieved and accomplished.
Mr. Griffith has visited several communities in Region 8 and had General Members Meeting where elections were held with Sports Clubs being formed in the respective Villages of Paramakatoi, Kato, Bamboo Creek, Mountain Foot, Monkey Mountain, Taruka, Tuseneng, Kurukubaru, Kamana, Itabac, Kanapang, Campbelltown and Micobie.
During his visit he had discussions with the villagers on the Role and Functions of the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Members. He also guided them on how to prepare minutes of meetings, how to prepare financial statements and how to prepare monthly reports. They looked at the Draft Constitution that was prepared by FIFA and they made amendments, deletions and inclusions that would suit the respective communities.
Mr. Griffith has served football for many years and was part of the Guyana Football Federation office staff which game him a wealth of experience on the running of the organisation.
The visits were as follows:
Village Visited Date of Visit Name of Club
Mountain Foot 7th November 2017 Jaguar Head S.C
Bamboo Creek 7th November 2017 Bravo Corinthians S.C
Tuseneng 8th November 2017 Tuseneng Harpy Eagles S.C
Paramakatoi 10th November 2017 Paramakatoi Spartans S,C
Taruka 11th November 2017 Taruka Hummingbird S,C
Monkey Mountain 12th November 2017 Young Adventures S,C
Kato 3rd March 2018 Kato Mountain Rangers S.C
Kurukubaru 3rd March 2018 Kurukubaru Moonstone S.C
Kamana 4th March 2018 Kamana Blue Lions S.C
Kanapang 5th March 2018 Kanapang Rainbow S.C
Itabac 6th March 2018 Itabac Mountain Heart S.C
Campbelltown 24th July 2018 Micam Eagles Sports Club
Micobie 11th August 2018 Micobie Stars Sports Club
All of the villages visited had Election of Office Bearers with two (2) years term for the incumbents. An executive will be entitled to serve three (3), two (2) year terms.
Every Hinterland Village expressed their gratitude to the Ministry of Indigenous People Affairs, especially the Honorable Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous People Affairs Ms Valerie Garrido-Lowe for her vision in employing someone with the knowledge and experience in Sports Management to assist the Villages in fulfilling their full potential. With these Sports Clubs in the respective villages formed, persons will be given the opportunity to participate in organised sporting activities and be given the opportunity to show case their talents with the view of being selected to represent Guyana in whatever discipline that is being contested.
During the period Fri 8th to Wed 13th June 2018 a Beginners Football Coaching Course was held in Karasabai, Region 9.
Former National Senior and Youth Coach and English FA “B” License Qualified Coach and Qualified CONCACAF Coaching Instructor, Joseph Wilson conducted the Course. Nineteen (19) persons took part inclusive of four (4) females. They came from Karasabai Village Sections 1 & 2, Tiger Pond Village, Tipuri Village, Cra-cra-na Village, Yurong Paru Village and Rukumutu Village.
The coaches were taken through their paces both on the field and indoors. They were taught the tactical, technical, physical and theoretical aspect of football. A number of small sided games were played and all the coaches carried on a session.
During the period Sat 20th to Wed 24th October 2018 a Beginners Football Coaching Course was held in St Cuthbert’s Mission, Region 4.
Joseph Wilson conducted same. Ten (10) persons including three (3) females took the training course. Both Indoor and Outdoor sessions were held with the participants all conducting outdoor coaching sessions with the help of students from the St Cuthbert’s Mission Secondary School.
The Annual North Pakaraimas Football Tournament was played during the period Sun 19th to Sun 26thAUGUST 2018 in Kato, Region 8.
Thirteen (13) male teams and nine (9) female teams participated in the Round Robin and Knockout Format.
Paramakatoi won the male version defeating Kopinang in the final by 5 goals to 2 and Kato won the female title by beating Kanapang on Kicks from the penalty mark.
FIFA Director Mr Umba and the GFF President Mr Wayne Forde attended the opening ceremony which saw the teams in a colorful march past with every team having a banner. President of the Association for Women’s Football, Mrs. Andrea Johnson and Mrs. Maxine Stewart, GFF Executive Member and Committee Member of the Women Association were also there. Honorable Minister Valerie Garrido-Lowe also attended and declared the games opened. PS Mr. Alfred King was also present along with other members of the Ministry Staff.
Mr. Griffith also visited some communities in Region 1 and had preliminary discussion with them regarding him visiting the villages and establishing Sports Clubs there. Some of villages which were visited are as follows: Moruca, Mabaruma, Port Kaituma, Fall Top, Eclipse Fall, 4 Mile, Citrus Grove, Hosororo, Thomas Hill, Khan Hill, Sebai, Canal Bank, Barmanobo, Fitzburg, Oronoque, Smith Creek, Imbotero, Morowana, Tobago and Wanina.
A Sports Club will be formed at the Amerindian Students Dorm at Liliendaal, East Coast very soon with the students participating in all aspects of Sports on a competitive basis.
In 2019, the MOIPA Heys programme will continue to develop Sports in the Hinterland Region 8 area by conducting Football Referees Courses in Paramakatoi and Kurukubaru; Coaching Courses in Monkey Mountain and Itabac and Sports Medicine Courses in Tuseneng and Kanapang. A Football Coaching Course is slated for Mahdia later in 2018. Chess Sessions are scheduled for Moruca in 2018 and a Football Referees Course will be held at St Cuthbert’s Mission before the year concludes.
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