GFF approves East Coast Jubilee Republic Football tournament
The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has approved the East Coast Jubilee Republic Football Tournament, scheduled for February 2-28, 2020 at the Ann’s Grove, Buxton and Golden Grove grounds.
The tournament will feature 12 clubs from the East Demerara Football Association (EDFA), namely Buxton Stars, Golden Stars, Ann’s Grove United, Plaisance, Paradise, Victoria Kings, Buxton United, BV Triumph United, Melanie, Mahaica Determinators, Dynamic and Victoria Scorpions.
At the launch of the tournament at Punter’s Place, Ann’s Grove, GFF’s President Wayne Forde congratulated the coordinators and indicated GFF’s availability for any support needed.
He also outlined some of GFF’s infrastructural projects, which are scheduled for implementation/expansion this year, including the GFF’s Training Centre, the Durban Park Facility and the land earmarked for the Berbice Football Association.
He also urged good conduct throughout the tournament.
“I wish every participant success and also want to encourage each and every team participating in this tournament to give of your best to ensure that the standard and reputation of the sport is maintained both on and off the field. I wish the organisers do everything in their power to ensure the matches are organized at a particular level and, if I may, at a very high standard. We must have, at all game days, medical personnel and adequate security personnel so that the fans, players and officials can be protected in the event that there is any unwanted behavior or someone is injured or fall ill during the conduct of a game.”
According to a correspondence from the EDFA, the tourney is geared to foster the development of football on the East Coast Demerara. Additionally, the GFF has also approved the Magnum Mash Cup Futsal Competition in progress at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.
The GFF has instituted the publication of approved tournaments in an effort to enable its stakeholders, including players, the opportunity to make informed decisions relative to support and participation.