FIFTY young aspiring female footballers are set to benefit from a football training programme, the Guyana Girls Academy (GGA), a new football program created by Guyanese-American coach Colin Wilson.
The GGA inaugural camp will take place from July 25th – July 28th in Georgetown, from 09:30hrs to 17:00hrs each day. The four-day camp is for girls’ ages 7 to 11 years old.
According to Wilson, the idea behind the programme is to create a football academy that develops, trains, and educate girls to compete at a collegiate, professional, and international level, as well as to ignite a strong women’s football culture that will continuously fuel the Guyana Women’s National Team programme.
The camp will show young girls the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of the game. Each participant will receive a camp uniform. Parents are encouraged to register this month to reserve their place at the camp.
The GGA is working with the support and collaboration of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the National Sports Commission (NSC).
Wilson played competitive football for ten years. He has been involved in coaching for nine years and was a certified referee for five years.
He currently holds a United States Soccer Federation National C Coaching License and a United States Soccer Federation National Youth License. Wilson also holds a National Soccer Coaches of Association of America Advanced National Diploma and Level 2 Goalkeeper Diploma.
Otis James, one of the coordinators here, is urging parents to register their children. He said the programme is a first and it would be a great opportunity for the young females.
Persons interested in getting their children involve could contact James on 668-2014.