13th May, 2016; Georgetown: Preparation for the Golden Jaguars / Canada Olympic team clash Sunday have reached a fever pitch with several activities over the last week.
Eleven members of the Golden Jaguars brought much cheer to the children of the St. Ann’s Girls’ orphanage when a visit was done to the institution on Friday, 13th May, 2016 at 15:45hrs.
During the visit, twenty five (25) Youth tickets were presented by the team members to the children along with two footballs. The Youth tickets will allow the students 12 – 17 years access to the International Friendly between Guyana and Canada Olympic Team on Sunday, 15th May at the National Stadium, Providence.
According to Public Relations and Communications Officer of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Debra Francis, the team was extremely happy to visit the institution and view same as an opportunity to stimulate female involvement in football. “This visit is important as we, at the GFF, see your participation in the game not only as a chance for you to witness the highest level of football on display in Guyana but also as an opportunity for you to become interested, get involved in the sport, develop your skills and hopefully represent Guyana as part of the Lady Jags team. We have a developing female programme and would love to have more girls who dream and work towards becoming female footballers.”
The Golden Jaguars team members interacted and played with the children who were given an opportunity to take photos with the team and their favourite player. The visit lasted for almost two hours and consisted of the following team members: Ishankie Charles, Trayon Bobb, Jahaal Greves, Curtez Kellman, Hubert Pedro, Daniel Whyte, Delon Lanferman, Alex Murray, Cash London, Mustafa Haqq and Tichard Joseph.
St. Ann’s Orphanage is located in Georgetown and is a home to vulnerable girls. Established in 1851 by the Roman Catholics, it has continuously opened its door to thoe in need and acted as a safe haven but with many success stories.
In related news, the GFF is very pleased with the response of corporate Guyana to the purchase and distribution of Youth Tickets for the Guyana-Canada game.
Companies have answered the call for partnership, bought and distributed Youth tickets to various organizations including schools and youth organizations. Thus, the GFF would like to acknowledge the contribution of the following corporate partners:
- Caribbean Containers Incorporated
- John Lewis Styles
- Courts (Guyana)
- Demerara Harbour Bridge
Special mention to DIGICEL which has also donated a trophy for the winner of the preliminary game between Chase Academy and Wismar/Christianburg Secondary School
Meanwhile, the Canadian Olympic team arrived in Guyana on Friday, 13th May, 2016 and is set for a competitive game against the Golden Jaguars. The team’s first and only scheduled training session is a one-hour session on Saturday, 14th May, 2016 at 18:15hrs (Guyana National Stadium, Providence). The Golden Jaguars will have their final training session immediately after.
As a follow-up to previous media advisory, the High Commissioner of Canada, Honourable Pierre Giroux will host a pre-game media event at his 39 Bel Air Gardens, Georgetown residence on Saturday, 15th May, 2016 at 14:00hrs. This is scheduled to see the presence and interaction of the two competing teams – the Golden Jaguars and the Canadian Olympic Team. Also present at this event will be a representative of the Government of Guyana and representatives of the GFF.
In picture (L-R): Golden Jaguars’ Team Members With some children of the Orphanage