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DDL & Scotia Bank give youths opportunity to develop football skills – 19th Feb 2013

sportDDL and Scotia Bank are giving youths under the age of 15 the opportunity to develop their football skill .The 2 companies have come on board, along with the Ministry of Education, to support the initiative by the Guyana Sport Development Foundation (GSDF), which is the schools football academy. The bill for the programme is just under 4 million dollars and is shared equally by DDL and Scotia Bank. Reps from the sponsors both see great value in the programme.

The Ministry of Education says it is glad to support such an initiative which will be of tremendous benefit to the youths.

GFF President Frankie Wilson and Director of the GSDF also were high in praise for the programme.

Newly Formed Slingers football club failed to live up to all the hype surrounding them, but still managed a 1-0 victory over Beavers in the Stag Beer West Side football tournament ,also sponsored by Digicel, and Hopkinson Mining. Kester Jacobs scored for Slingers way into the 87th minute. Coach Gordon Braithwaithe believes that the Slingers players are too anxious to prove themselvesm but says they have to be patient.

The matches were played at the Den Amstel ground and also saw a goal feast as home team Den Amstel sent 7 past the Eagles goalie. Travis Hartman scored a hat-trick and Gavin Graham a double, with Jeffrey Perreira and Colin Wellington throwing in one each. Eagles were only able to pull back 2 goals thanks to Marvin Frank and Stephon Griffith.

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