Second Guyana Girls Academy camp set for January

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Girls football development will once again take centre stage in early 2018 when the Guyana Girls Academy hosts its second camp in Georgetown.

Coming off the successful hosting of the inaugural camp in July at the Transport Sports Club ground, the second instalment of the Guyana Girls Academy will be held on January 2-5.

This was confirmed by chief coordinator of the camp, Colin Wilson, this week. During the three-day camp in July, the camp attracted over 40 girls between ages seven and 13. The camp is geared towards giving young girls a peek into the Guyana Girls Academy, as well as creating more interest in Girls’ football.

The camp in July, which was the first to be conducted by the body since its formation last year, allowed the Guyanese to get a taste of the Academy and girls football with an elite coaching staff in a professional environment, on and off the field.

Wilson spearheaded the last camp, utilising the services of overseas, as well as local personnel, including Women’s Development Officer of the Guyana Football Federation Tricia Munroe and coach Sherry Abrams. 

Funding for the camp has been garnered from the diaspora in Atlanta, but Wilson said the Guyana Girls Academy is looking beyond that pool to ensure the programme is not just sustained, but also churns out the type of results they are hoping for. 

Wilson further stated that the feedback from stakeholders in Guyana has been very positive and encouraging, something that he is enthused about. Registration for the camp in January will open in September, according to Wilson.

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