U-14 Indoor Hockey League to resume after three-year hiatus
The Guyana Hockey Board has relaunched its Under-14 Indoor League, which is being staged under a new sponsor this year in Oceaneering International.
This tournament was initiated in 2017 and was the first of its kind being held in schools. It provided a huge boost to the development of the game with more than 100 children in competition each year.
Unfortunately, some momentum was lost as the tournament was not held in the last three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite this gap, the tournament has proven successful in its goal to further junior development of players.
Baraka Garnett and Tahrea Garnett, winners of the Most Goals and MVP prizes respectively in 2017, represented Guyana at the Junior Pan Am Championships held in Barbados last April.
Abosaide Cadogan, who also won the Most Goals prize in the Girls category in 2017, has represented Guyana on both the Junior and Senior National teams since her debut in this tournament.
The tournament is a four-a-side format with a maximum of 10 registered players per team. This year will see new schools such as Richard Ishmael Secondary School and Cummings Lodge Secondary School participating alongside regular teams from Saints Hockey Club (SHC), Hikers (HHC), GCC, North Georgetown Multilateral and St Joseph’s High School.
The tournament will utilise the auditoriums of St. Stanislaus College, St. Joseph’s High School and Marian Academy with a different venue being used each week.
The league will be held every Friday with games starting at 16:00h and concluding at 19:00h. This Friday the action commences at St. Stanislaus College.