RUPUNUNI LEAGUE GIVES EQUAL PLATFORM TO WOMEN’S FOOTBALL
15th March, 2017; Georgetown: The Rupununi Football Association is embracing gender equality in its football competitions through double-header match days for its 2017 Champions League that give equal prominence to men’s and women’s football.
The League, which began earlier this month, is split into sub-regions across the Rupununi with 15 out of 16 clubs fielding both men’s and women’s teams as standard for matches in Region Nine. The sub-regions fielding teams are: Central Rupununi – five; East Central Rupununi – four; North Rupununi – three; and Deep South Rupununi, South Central Rupununi, and South Pakariamas each fielding one team. History has also been created with a team from Mahdia in Region Eight competing for the first time.
“Our aim is to capture the entire Rupununi,” said RFA President Ken Grant. “We want the whole of the Rupununi to play organised and structured football for both men and women.”
On Saturday 11th March, at Snatchers ground in the Central Rupununi division Gladiators women’s team beat Snatchers 2-1 and Gladiators men’s team overcame Snatchers 4-2.
Last weekend, Paiwomak and St. Ignatius women’s side were also competing in the finals of the National Women’s Development League in Georgetown. The teams finished second and third respectively in the inaugural season of the league, underlining the strength and future potential of women’s football in the Rupununi.
St. Ignatius take on Tabatinga on 18th March. The East Central Division get up and running on the 19th March, with Flash F.C. taking on Kanuku Harpies and Kanuku Warriors coming up against United Warriors in Nappi.
Below is a list of the 15 teams competing for the title, including newcomers Mahdia Gold Getters from Region Eight.
Titans United FC – Deep South Rupununi
Shiriri FC – South Central Rupununi
St Ignatius Sports Club – Central Rupununi
Tabatinga FC – Central Rupununi
Gladiators FC – Central Rupununi
Snatchers FC – Central Rupununi
Kanuku Rockers FC – Central Rupununi
Flash FC – East Central Rupununi
Kanuku Warriors FC – East Central Rupununi
Kanuku Harpies FC – East Central Rupununi
United Warriors FC – East Central Rupununi
Paiwomak Warriors FC – North Rupununi
Surama FC – North Rupununi
FC Strikers – North Rupununi
Sun Parakeets FC – South Pakaraimas
Mahdia Gold Getters FC – Region 8
For more information, please contact:
Debra Francis (Ms.)
Communications and Public Relations Officer
Tel: 592 227 8758 ext. 105 (o)