Digicel to unveil seventh annual Schools Football championship on Wednesday
The journey to the seventh annual Digicel Schools Football Championship commences on Wednesday May 31, with the telecommunications company set to unveil plans for the nationwide tournament. Widely regarded as the most compelling nationwide schools football tournament, the event is set for an official launch at the West Demerara Secondary School at 11:00h.
Held every year under the theme ‘Unite. Develop. Excel.’, the tournament is once again geared to attract schools from all 10 administrative regions of Guyana, as student footballers seek to perform on the biggest school football stage in the country.
Over the years, the tournament has unearthed talents from far-flung areas, bringing them to national recognition, and this year promises to be no different. Given the sponsor’s knack for always bettering the previous year’s tournament, this year’s edition could be the best yet, as plans are fully on stream for another successful competition.
While the dates for the tournament have not been officially announced, information reaching News Room indicates that schools have started training with the hope of entering the much anticipated competition.
Defending champions Chase Academic Foundation, who is also the three-time Milo School Football champions, will be out to defend their title, after they snapped Christianburg/Wismar title-winning streak in 2016.
The Linden school has won the tournament for a record four times on the trot, while Government Technical Institute emerged as the inaugural champions. Officials of Digicel and other stakeholders are expected to be present at Wednesday’s launch.