GFF contributes to Indigenous Heritage Sports and Baramita Community

first_imgAs Guyana observes Indigenous Heritage Month, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has made presentations to the Indigenous Heritage Sports and the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs on behalf of the community of Baramita, in Region One.GFF President, Wayne Forde, presenting the cleats to a player at the Indigenous Heritage Sports 2018 in the presence of Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alfred KingThe GFF presented 10 pairs of cleats to the Heritage Sports on Sunday at the commencement of the event at the Everest Cricket Club Ground, while six footballs were presented to the Heritage Sports on Saturday at the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs.In presenting the cleats, GFF President Wayne Forde said it was made on request, and the GFF was happy to contribute to the cause.“Minister Garrido-Lowe would have made some representation today that some of the athletes were short on boots, so it’s our pleasure to donate some boots,” Forde said.When the footballs were received on Saturday on behalf of the Baramita Community, Mervyn Williams, Vice President and Advisor to the Honourable Minister Sydney Allicock, had said the U15 team would be beneficiaries of the balls.“The Ministry is pleased to receive these gifts of six balls from the Guyana Football Federation on behalf of the Baramita Community, which will help the young footballers, specifically the U15 team, to not only more aggressively pursue their studies through exercise, which will enhance their thinking power, but also give them an opportunity to indulge in an extra-curricular activity. This is beneficial to them, and will keep them away from activities which are perhaps not in their best interest,” Williams had said.A total of 17 football teams featured in this year’s Heritage Sports, inclusive of both male and female sides.last_img

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