GFF donates footballs to Heritage Games 2017
The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) made a donation of footballs to the Indigenous Heritage Games 2017 as the annual event kicked off at the Everest Cricket Club this weekend.
President of the GFF, Wayne Forde, presented the balls to Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs and Patron of Women’s Football in Guyana, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, following the official opening ceremony.
In brief remarks, Forde said the GFF has made a deliberate effort to cater for hinterland football development and have national teams that are representative of the talent available countrywide, including the hinterland.
“We have demonstrated that with the composition of our U-17 team which recently competed in the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Qualifiers and the U-15 Boys Championship that just concluded in Florida. The level of representation we have at the youth level in the national squad will continue as these players mature in the senior set-up. In the not too distant future, we will see national teams that are a full reflection of the diverse peoples of Guyana,” Forde promised.
This presentation follows technical capacity building provided to referees in the hinterland which will also see some of them officiating in the games to be held all weekend.
Football is usually a key feature of the Indigenous Heritage Games, which is held as part of the observance of Indigenous Heritage Month.