Banks DIH, Den Amstel FC team up for football tourney

Coach of Den Amstel and tournament host O’Neil Heywood (3rd from left), receiving the sponsorship cheque from Banks DIH Limited GT Beer Brand Manager Jeffrey Clement in the presence of company executives and members of Den Amstel FC

Beverage giant Banks DIH Limited, and West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) club Den Amstel FC, joined forces to stage the first ever GT Beer Yearend Football Championship.

The knockout event which will be played for a top prize of $400,000, will feature eight teams battling for a coveted spot in the January 7th finale.

The competing teams are Young Achievers, Eagles United, Golden Warriors, Stewartville, Pouderoyen, Uitvlugt and Wales United. The tournament commences tomorrow with a doubleheader at the Den Amstel ground.

At 18:30hrs, Achievers will tackle Eagles from 18:30hrs, followed by Den Amstel matching skill with Golden Warriors from 21:00hrs.

The event will continue on December 26th with another doubleheader. Pouderoyen will face off with Stewartville at 18:30hrs, while Uitvlugt will lock horns with Wales FC from 20:30hrs.

O’Neil Heywood, Coach of the tournament hosts thanked the entity for their support in making the tournament a reality, declaring that the event will provide the platform for the competing teams to showcase their talents.

Meanwhile, Communications Manager of Banks DIH Limited Troy Peters, said, “We will continue to support football despite the negatives that we see happening around football at this time. As a good corporate citizen we are here to support community initiatives and this is one for the people of Den Amstel.”

The runner-up in the event will pocket $200,000 and a trophy, while the third and fourth place finisher will walk away with $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.

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