The Guyana Police Force (GPF) ‘A’ Division will be partnering with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) to host a one day Under – 15 football tournament at the Police Sports Club Ground Eve Leary tomorrow (Sunday June 28).
Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud will open the day’s event which is set to kick off at 10:00 hours, featuring teams representing the various youth groups under the ‘A’ Division umbrella.
A Division Commander Clifton Hicken said that the tournament is part of the GPF’s strategic plan to not only foster a better relationship with communities within its jurisdiction, but to also create role models and with football being the most popular sport, it serves as the perfect catalyst for such an initiative.
“We’re reforming the GPF and this is one of the avenues we’re using to achieve our goals and it’s the most important one as well because we’re going to be focusing a lot on youth development” Hicken noted.
According to Hicken, “the GPF wants to foster youth development, understand each other’s culture and this will go a long way in what we want to ultimately achieve. We’re starting with the younger players because they will be the ones will have to lead the way going forward and the youth groups will be used to charter that course”.
Tomorrow’s tournament is also being used for talent spotting, since one of the aim of the GPF and the ‘A’ Division, is to form an Under-15 football club.