GBTI signs three-year sponsorship deal with GCC female hockey team

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The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) on Friday morning confirmed a three-year sponsorship deal with the GCC female hockey team. The GBTI GCC side is the leading female hockey team in the country.

Executive Director of GBTI Richard Isava and GBTI GCC Coach Philip Fernandes signed off on the partnership, while Gabriella Xavier offered brief remarks on behalf of the players.

The simple ceremony took place at GBTI Corporate Office in Kingston, Georgetown.

Done deal! Executive Director of GBTI Richard Isava (right) and GBTI GCC Coach Philip Fernandes sign on the dotted lines

Executive Director of GBTI Richard Isava said: “GBTI is very proud to sponsor the GBTI GCC hockey team and we are also very keen on sports in general in Guyana, as this would lead to a better nation; a fit nation is a healthy nation. With the oncoming oil and gas windfall Guyana needs to develop all aspects of its culture, its sports, its music and arts and GBTI is very proud to be a part of this drive.”

GBTI GCC Coach Philip Fernandes said: “We really appreciate the opportunity to represent the bank well. We thank you for your trust in us and we would do our best to put on a good show and make sure the brand is well represented.”

GBTI GCC player Gabriella Xavier said: “We just want to say on behalf of the GCC hockey team thank you very much to GBTI for this opportunity. We hope moving forward that the relationship we’re building today is fruitful, and we hope to represent the brand with GBTI and GCC well.”

Notable achievements of GBTI GCC hockey team

  • Nine-time and current champions of the Diamond Mineral Water International Indoor Hockey Festival
  • Reining national champions
  • The GBTI GCC Ladies have played unbeaten thus far in 2019
  • The club’s Under-16 and Under-21 sides won the Paragon Indoor event in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019
  • The club’s Under-16 team won the Paragon Indoor event in Trinidad and Tobago in 2018

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