GFF, Blue Water Shipping ink five-year MoU for Girls’ U-15 League


By Akeem Greene 

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and Blue Water Shipping have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will see the formation of the country’s first Girls’ Under-15 Development League.

The League is expected to start in April and the concept is to have at least 10 teams from each of the nine Regional Member Associations and act as a feeder to the national team as Guyana will participate in the CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship in August.

GFF President Wayne Forde, who made the disclosure on Saturday at the Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Georgetown, highlighted that since the company assisted the Federation to live-stream the Golden Jaguars World Cup match against St. Kitts and Nevis last year, they have strengthened the partnership.

While the tournament is set to kick off in April, Forde indicated there is still ongoing planning and with regards to the COVID-19 protocols, the GFF will conform to the national regulations at the prevailing period.

From left: GFF First Vice-President Bruce Lovell, GFF Executive Committee Member Dion Inniss, GFF President Wayne Forde, Blue Water Shipping Country Manager (Guyana), Richard DeNobrega, Regional Manager Brent Patterson and Regional Marketing Manager Jenny Pisio after the signing of the MoU

The GFF Head said he foresees there could be some challenges in getting the intended number of teams, specifically in the coastland areas, but indicated they could look to the school system for teams.

Blue Water Shipping Country Manager (Guyana), Richard DeNobrega, expressed elation at the opportunity to form a long-term partnership and underscored the company is keen on supporting activities that bring communities together and give young people an opportunity to display their talent.

“Sport and football especially is very close to our company culture. We see this as just the start and we look forward to the talent this league will bring,” DeNobrega added.

Blue Water Shipping is a global provider of all logistics services in modern supply chain management and is represented with more than 60 offices worldwide.

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