WDFA congratulates Den Amstel Football Club


SECRETARY of the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) Adrian Giddings offered congratulations to the executives and players of the Den Amstel Football Club for achieving a place in this year’s Guyana Football Federation Super League tournament. The West Demerara-based club has qualified after they won the Group B playoff matches, playing unbeaten to join defending champions Alpha United, BK Western Tigers, Pele, Rosignol United, Milerock, Amelia’s Ward, Seawall, Victoria Kings and Buxton United to compete in two rounds, a super eight and super four playoff.
“As we begin 2012, our plan was and still is to have football played at all divisions and we have started the Under-17 tournament which will conclude this weekend and will see the commencement of the Under-20 tournament following shortly.
“The WDFA has charted out that in every national tournament, the Association must have at least two representative clubs and this has bore fruit today, having seen Seawall and Den Amstel Football clubs participating in the GFF Super League”.
Giddings said his association will also have a female representative team in the upcoming Inter-association tournament and they will be well represented at all the youth levels of upcoming Inter-association tournaments.
He noted that the WDFA will be looking  in the next quarter to host two training courses in collaboration with the GFF in the areas of coaching and refereeing.
This he explained will enhance the capacity for development, since more trained resource personnel will also enhance the level of training of players and have better competition and technical and tactical concepts introduced to the system and clubs.
Speaking of administration and sponsorship, Giddings said the WDFA is presently looking to relocate their administrative office since the present accommodation cannot house the general council and facilitate the smooth operation of the sport.
He indicated that the WDFA has been looking at the present possibility of the Den Amstel Community Centre and they are presently in talks with that area’s Neighborhood Democratic Council (NDC) and other authorities with assistance from the GFF to achieve same.
He noted that the WDFA will this year look to implement new measures of football administration as he and other executives had been exposed to same in the past two FIFA/CONCACAF/GFF Administrative courses, as they look to commence their senior league in the second quarter of 2012.