Yesterday, on America and Longden streets, the first ‘Beat Dem Bad’ futsal tournament was officially launched in the presence of members of the organising committee. The event is being promoted by the Georgetown District in collaboration with the People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) with the intension of fostering social cohesion among the communities.
Sixteen of the best futsal teams in Guyana will go head to head for over $500,000 in cash and prizes from next Friday the 27th to Sunday 29th.
During the launch, executive member of the PNC/R, James Bond, posited during the launch that the organisers know how popular the sport is and he believes that it can lead to the empowerment of youths.
Meanwhile, deputy Mayor of the Georgetown, Alfred Mentore posited that his office has a role to play in the bonding of communities and social cohesion can be easily achieved through sport and especially football which is one of the more popular sports. “We are happy to reach out to the youths and gave greater cooperation between the city dwellers and the Mayor and City Council,” Mentore added.
The teams that are confirmed to contest the event are Melanie and Beterverwagting from the East Coast of Demerara, Silver Bullets and Swag Entertainment from Linden, Showstoppers from West Demerara, Empire Ballers and Agricola from the East Bank, while the Georgetown teams are Tiger Bay, Sparta Boss, Gold is Money, Back Circle, Broad Street, Albouystown, Leopold Street, Sophia All-stars and Alexander Village.
The winners of this competition will pocket $200,000, second place $100,000, third $50,000 and fourth $25,000.
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