GFF/Blue Water Shipping U-15 Girls champions to be crowned this weekend

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The Guyana Football Federation (GFF)/Blue Water Shipping Under-15 Girls’ National Secondary School Championship concludes this weekend with the eight top teams fiercely battling in the quarter-finals and semi-finals for spots in the final showdown on Sunday.

The action-packed schedule on June 29 kicks off with St. Ignatius Secondary facing President’s College, and Bartica Secondary squaring off against Queen’s College in the initial quarter-finals, starting at 10:00h.

Following these encounters, the day continues with a clash between the losers of the first two games at noon.

Waramuri Primary will then challenge Tucville Secondary, while Santa Rose battles Bush Lot at 14:00h, followed by the final fixture of the day from 15:30h featuring the losers from the latter games.

GFF President Wayne Forde said “this is a historic moment for the Federation. We will crown our first champions of the national tournament on Sunday, and I can assure you these young committed players will give their all on the field.”

“Our top eight teams have tremendous talent and have all earned their spots in the quarter and semi-finals. I eagerly anticipate the matches ahead.”

The Ministry of Education-supported competition commenced nationwide on May 4, involving over 1,000 student athletes and marking the start of the competitive phase of the FIFA Football For School Programme (F4S), designed to promote life skills through football.

This is the largest girls’ tournament in Guyana. Throughout the past few weeks, student athletes from nine administrative regions took part in the competition.

Although Region Eight did not participate this year, preparations are underway to include them in the next edition of the tournament.

President Forde is encouraging football enthusiasts to attend and support Guyana’s emerging national talents on Saturday and Sunday at the GFF National Training Centre in Providence, East Bank Demerara.

Sunday’s action is set to start at 14:00h, culminating in the crowning of the inaugural champion of the GFF-Blue Water Shipping Under-15 Girls’ National Secondary School Championship.

The top three schools will receive trophies and medals, with the champions awarded equipment valued at over G$600,000. The second-placed team will secure equipment worth slightly more than G$450,000, while the third-placed team will receive football gear valued at just over G$379,000.

The prize package includes essential football equipment such as balls, goals, jerseys, shin guards, goalkeeper gloves, training arches, agility ladders and more.

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