15th July, 2017; Georgetown: The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has appointed Paul Beresford’s as its International Team Coordinator for the female programme including the senior female national team, commonly called “Lady Jags”, and the female youth national teams.
Beresford, whose appointment was made on 1st July, 2017 and will be effective until 1st July, 2018 has been a longstanding partner of the GFF.
Among his primary responsibilities will be creating scouting and recruitment networks for our female national teams, implement overseas Talent ID Camps, coordinating ‘Lady Jags’ overseas-based training camps, tracking and monitoring performance of ‘Lady Jags’ and youth players, coordinating the ‘Lady Jags’ International Programme, ensuring clear communication links to all our overseas-based players, liaising with the Women’s Development Officer (WDO) to ensure there is an integrated system for locally-based ‘Lady Jags’ players and assisting in the continued development of our GFF Women’s Programme both locally and overseas.
Beresford’s appointment is strategically placed in the new structure for women’s football in Guyana as envisioned by the Executive Committee and developed by the Technical Director, Ian Greenwood. Greenwood, in an invited comment, explains: “This appointment will continue to strengthen the international outlook and professionalism of our female programme. Tracking and monitoring of our overseas ‘Lady Jags’ is a crucial part of the role to ensure we have up to date information on our players. Mr. Beresford is also tasked with the scouting and recruitment of potential new players at all age groups for the female programme which will be done with a clear and robust recruitment strategy. Overseas Talent ID and training camps will help ensure our ‘Lady Jags’ teams are in the strongest possible shape when competition and international engagements are upon us.”
Greenwood added: “It’s fantastic that Mr. Beresford is on board as he has in-depth knowledge of female football both in Guyana and abroad, we are positive that his energy and passion for the role will improve the quality of the female programme.”
Currently, the National U17 Women’s team is encamped preparing for the CONCACAF Caribbean Women’s U -17 Tournament, scheduled for the 9th – 13th August, 2017 at the National Track and Field Facility, Leonora.
For more information, please contact:
Debra Francis (Ms.)
Communications and Public Relations Officer
Tel: 592 227 8758 ext. 105 (o)