Tiger Rentals puts $10.6M to historic U-13 Boys Development League
The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has partnered with oil and gas services company Tiger Rentals Guyana Inc. to create Guyana’s first national Under-13 league for boys – a crucial pillar in the Wayne Forde-led administration’s long-term strategy to establish sustainable, age-specific competitions across the youth football spectrum.
The groundbreaking league – the GFF-Tiger Rentals National U-13 Boys’ Development League – is the latest in a rapidly growing portfolio of youth competitions, which the GFF has introduced since 2015, including Guyana’s first national competitions for boys at the U-20, U-17 and U-15 level and for girls at the U-15 level.
“The GFF has never coordinated simultaneously a nationwide U-13 boys’ development league,” said GFF President Forde.
“This is now being made possible through the warm friendship and corporate generosity of Tiger Rentals Guyana Inc. They are setting a fine example of the important role corporate Guyana can play in moulding of the nation’s youth.”
Tiger Rentals Guyana Inc., a subsidiary of US-based Tiger Rentals Group, will invest G$10.6 million in the tournament. The company has a proud track record of supporting youth football in the Caribbean, including the Tiger Tanks U-20 competition in Trinidad.
“We believe in investing in the Guyanese people, in particular its youth,” said Tiger Rentals Regional Manager Denis Latiff. “We want to thank the GFF for making this possible.”
“We began our engagement and discussion with the GFF back in 2020, and I have been paying keen attention to how they operate and what are their core values,” Latiff continued.
“I have to say I feel very comfortable working with them. We see the effort being made by President Wayne Forde and his team to grow the game here, and we want to part of the vision and future that he and his team are trying to build.”
As part of the new competition, each participating coach will be required to complete the FIFA child safeguarding course.
In addition, to enhance the positive impact on players, all coaches will be trained as FIFA Football for Schools master trainers and enrolled in the Concacaf coaching licence pathway, starting with the GFF Introductory Coaching Course and the Concacaf D Licence programme.