“Be committed”- Sportswoman-of-the-Year to girls
By Avenash Ramzan
Senior Sportswoman-of-the-Year 2017, Marzana Fiedtkou, said young girls should “be committed” if they want to enjoy success in sport.
The national hockey player added that while setting goals is crucial, working hard to achieve them is equally important.
“It is important for the young women in sports to work hard for their goals. Be committed and put your all into it,” Fiedtkou told News Room.
“Sports open many doors for your future, whether it be educational or professional; however, you have to put in the work,” she added.
On Tuesday last, Fiedtkou was named Senior Sportswoman-of-the-Year by the National Sports Commission at a gala ceremony at the Pegasus Hotel.
“This award came as a surprise; it feels great to be awarded for my efforts in a sport that I love and have dedicated so much time and effort into. I owe it all to my support system, my team of course and my coaches,” she said.
In 2017, Fiedtkou was the leading senior female player in local hockey. She would translate that form to the regional and international level, thereby creating a piece of history for herself and country.
The Georgetown Cricket Club’s Hockey Club player represented the club with distinction in the Bounty/ Antonio’s Grille Outdoor One Day Tournament, the Noble House Goals Galore Tournament and 2017 Woodpecker Products Women Outdoor League.
In all three tournaments, GCC Pizza Hut emerged champions, with Fiedtkou being one of the top players for the club.
Her performances in these local competitions earned her a spot on the national team, and she upped her game, stealing the spotlight on a number of occasions.
In the Pan American Indoor Hockey Cup, which Guyana hosted for the first time in 2017, Fiedtkou was outstanding for her country, scoring seven goals. It was enough to earn her a place on the Pan American All-Stars team, becoming the first Guyanese female to be selected in a Pan Am Indoor All-Stars team.
Subsequently, she represented the country at the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC Games) Qualifiers in Kingston, Jamaica, and played a crucial role in Guyana women copping gold, thereby advancing to the CAC Games in 2018.
Fiedtkou scored three goals in the Qualifiers and is tipped to play a key role for Guyana at the CAC Games.