The Petra Organization officially launched the 2018 Courts Pee Wee U11 Football Championship yesterday at the National Library.
The 32-team event, which is in its seventh edition, will commence on September 29th at the Youth Men Christian Association [YMCA] ground, Thomas Lands.
The competing teams will be divided into eight groups of four, with the top two finishers from each pool advancing to the elimination section. The grand finale is slated for November 10th.
Among the teams down to compete in the tournament are Mae’s School, Marian Academy, School of the Nations, West Ruimveldt, South Primary, St. Pius Primary, Smith’s Memorial, Winfer Garden, Enterprise Primary, Sophia, St Margaret’s Primary, St Agnes Primary, Tucville Primary, St. Ambrose, North Georgetown, F.E Pollard, J.E Burnham, St Stephen, Stella Maris, Colaaco, Victoria, Grove, Mocha Arcadia, Redeemer, St Gabriel’s, Soesdyke, Timehri, Supply, Golden Grove, Goed Fortuin, Den Amstel and Clonbrook.
Clyde DeHaas, Managing Director of Courts Guyana Incorporated during the featured address said, “The focus where we want to spend our money is to give back to the communities and this is the exact place because the grassroots goes to the children, it goes to the future. It is not a business but you can see it as an investment in our football. We are investing in young people to educate them so they can develop the skills to grow.”
Troy Mendonca, Co-Director of the Petra Organization said, “Courts would have played its role over the past six years even as we look forward to our national endeavours as a country, almost 90% of the youngsters that might be vying for senior national football right now would have experienced playing this tournament and it goes to show as a company the role they play in society.”
Meanwhile, Clayton McKenzie, Banks DIH Limited Non-Alcoholic Malt Brand Manager said, “We believe that sports are as equally important as academic development. Over the period of time going to these matches, I have seen phenomenal performances from these children. Many of them are gifted and they play high level football.”