POPULAR football official Lawrence ‘Sparrow’ Griffith was last Sunday elected to head the recently-formed Little Diva Flames Football Club (LDFFC), when that entity held its election of office-bearers at the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) head office.
Present secretary of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Charmaine Wade was elected to serve in the said position for the Little Diva Flames, while Dr. George Norton will serve under Griffith as the lone vice-president.
While the position of treasurer remains to be filled, Carlica Pollydore was named as the assistant secretary/treasurer with Monica Ferreira and Sibby Sancho serving as the committee members, with Joseph ‘Bill’ Wilson and Sheron Abrams being identified as the coaches.
The full executive slate reads: Lawrence Griffith (president), Dr. George Norton (vice-president), Charmaine Wade (secretary), Carlica Pollydore (asst. secretary/treasurer) and Monica Ferreira and Sibby Sancho (committee members).
When the club was formed two weeks ago its patron Colin Baker handed over a quantity of gear. Training will commence at a ground to be named (possibly Ministry of Education) next Saturday from 09:00hrs and will continue every Saturday, with Thursday being an alternative day as well.
The aims and objectives of the Club, which has two other sponsors pledging tangible donations, as per Constitution, are as follows:
– To promote, foster and develop in all aspects of the game of association football among females in Guyana
– To assist the mental, moral and physical development of females through age-group and all forms of competition.
– To encourage proper attitudes to the game and to promote the highest traditions of sportsmanship, consistent with the Olympic ideal.
– To provide quality coaching, education and welfare within all age groups and ability levels.
– To ensure that all players reach their potential within football and achieve their goals when possible.
– To provide coaches with all the support they need and work closely with the coaches to help them develop personally and within a coaching capacity.
– To develop female players to a standard consistent to the highest levels of female football.
– To provide all players with a safe environment allowing them to learn and be confident.
– To set achievable goals for players and coaching staff to monitor progress and improvement in each session.