– To Participate In Beach Soccer Showcase In Barbados
6th February, 2017; Georgetown: Head Coach Abdullah Hamid of the Guyana Beach Football Association (GBFA) has shortlisted twelve (12) players to participate in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship scheduled for the 20 – 26th February 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas.
The players have been engaged in weekend camps from the 9th January, 2017 and full encampment began on the 30th January, 2017 in Linden.
In an invited comment, Hamid said the team’s preparation has been good thus far: “We have been training intensely for two and a half months and the team is very motivated. The mindset among team members is great; they’re excited and ready to go to make Guyana proud.” (Please see complete list of squad below)
As part of the preparations, Guyana has been invited by the Barbados Football Association to participate in their “Beach Soccer Showcase” scheduled for February 10 – 12 at the Brandon’s Beach, St. Michael, Barbados.
This showcase will feature teams from Trinidad and Tobago, England, Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados and, according to the designated Team Manager, Mark Younge, this showcase will serve as a warm-up and “provide the national team much needed exposure to higher quality teams like England…”
The squad is scheduled to depart for Barbados on the 9th February, 2017. Following the completion of the Beach Soccer showcase, the team will remain in Barbados for another phase of encampment after which they will depart the island on the 17th February for Bahamas. They are expected to return to Guyana on the 28th February, 2017.
The squad trains twice daily at the Bayrock Beach Soccer Facility, Linden.
The CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship will serve as FIFA’s Beach Soccer World Cup qualifier for the region.
NATIONAL BEACH SOCCER SQUAD
- Trevorn Archibald
- Jamal Haynes
- Jashawn Moore
- Jermaine Grandison
- Keon Sears
- Kenard Simon
- Cordell Johnson
- Ethan Sparman
- Tony Gilbert
- Rodwin Fraser
- Michael Wilson
- Deshawn Joseph
TECHNICAL TEAM MEMBERS:
- Head Coach – Abdulla Hamid
- Assistant Coach – Dillon Roberts
- Team Manager – Mark Young
- Physiotherapist – Michelle Jackman
For more information, please contact:
Debra Francis (Ms.)
Communications and Public Relations Officer
Tel: 592 227 8758 ext. 105 (o)