Golden Jaguar international aspirants Kevin Dundas and Franklyn Parks declared that they feel privileged to be part of the maiden National Team Brazilian Tour which was organized by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF).
Dundas, who plies his trade with Den Amstel FC in the Elite League during brief remarks said, “To get this opportunity, I am really grateful to God and my coaches for creating the pathway for this so that I can become a better player and improve. So it’s a really great opportunity to learn and go forward in the game. The coaches here have widened my horizons on how football is structured and the way forward with the game.”
According to the former Buxton United and Guyana Defence Force defender, “Most of the time I am working and not selected; you feel like you not really going anywhere, so this is a major boost to my game and I’m learning something new every day from the coaches as they are very experienced and this is the way forward.”
He further added, “With this coaching staff it’s really possible because they have widened our horizons with the thought process and not just the game itself, to see the game from a different angle as we prepare ourselves to stay in the game.”
He revealed that the tour has provided structured insight in to collective and individual development, adding, “The Coaches have said that they would provide steps to try and make us the best but we would have to strive to be the best. We have to also take individual responsibility so I see myself doing that to help push my club and myself to a high level by staying fit and following the structured diet. If you don’t put out the work and make the sacrifices you can’t go nowhere; so basically sticking with the diet and keeping hydrated is my responsibility.” He further added, “I think this is a great opportunity for the youngsters here to appreciate that we have a way forward; you just have to stick with the programme, believe and work hard. It’s not an easy game, it’s not an easy way forward but work hard and stick to your programme and you will get there.”
Meanwhile, midfielder Parks, who plays for St. Ignatius in the Rupununi area disclosed, “I’ve been learning new things, training with new drills now as well as different levels of intensity.”
According to Parks, “I see myself being a part of the GFF long term programme because I am a person who pushes to be successful.” He revealed that his motivation is to inspire his fellow villagers, adding “It would show them more that we can come out here to take ourselves to a different level, we can perform and get better and play our part in developing the game nationally.”