Dragon Stout Futsal aimed at unearthing urban talents
Sixteen teams from Georgetown will battle in a straight knockout format in the Dragon Stout futsal tournament, which kicks off November 15 at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue. The other playing days will be November 22 and 29, and the final on December 6.
According to ANSA McAL’s Corporate Communications Officer Treiston Joseph, the ultimate aim is to give players a platform to showcase their skills and start the first stage of development.
“It [Dragon Stout] identifies with the urban community and it will be a strong tournament with familiar teams. This tournament is not just to promote the brand but also to foster development in communities and give each person to do something with their lives,” Joseph said at the press briefing Monday.
Jamal Baird, who is the Brand Coordinator, promised an exciting tournament given the calibre of teams.
The organisers stated they will look at expanding outside of Georgetown, but for now this is to familiarise persons with the brand. First place will cop $300,000, while second gets half of that amount. Third pockets $100,000 and fourth $50,000.
Teams: North East La Penitence, Albouystown, Leopold Street, Broad Street, Sophia, LA Ballers, Bent Street, Gold is Money, Back Circle, Sparta Boss, Alexander Village, Future Stars, Tiger Bay, Melanie-B, ANSA McAL All-Stars and Showstoppers.