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Executive Director of Right Start Foundation Colis Gifth
Executive Director of Right Start Foundation Colis Gifth

Entries close today, Right Start Foundation gets support from WFFA

AHEAD of its proposed inaugural Skill Thrill Freestyle football festival in Guyana, the Executive Director of the organising Right Start Foundation which is based in Linden, Mr Colis Gifth informed Chronicle Sport yesterday that plans are on stream for the playing of the competition.

Information seen by Chronicle Sport indicated that the governing world body for the sport, World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA), through its Central and South America representative Mr Martin Alvear, last week informed that Colis Gifth contacted him in October 2020 regarding a very interesting project that involves the growth of freestyle football in Guyana, called Skill Thrill Freestyle Football Festival 2020, which is going to make a good impact on Guyana’s youths.

The correspondence stated: “I am writing to support the activities of Mr Colis Gifth from The Right Star Foundation. Freestyle Football is taking the world by storm, with content being viewed by more than 80 million people every month on social media and athletes now living full time from it too.

The WFFA is World Governing Body for the sport and has created a world ranking system, which allows anyone in the world to pick up a ball and get involved.
Further, WFFA has been searching for years for someone who’s eager to work on behalf of the sport in Guyana, and it believes Mr Gifth is the right person for the role.

As the representative of Central and South America, WFFA representative added: “I am compromised to assist the event in these ways: 1. By working to make Guyana an affiliate member of the WFFA and to develop programmes to improve freestyle in Guyana. 2. By offering technical guidance and support to organisers. 3. By providing virtual judges and offering training workshops for local judges for the competition, so they have technical knowledge about Freestyle Football and 4. By assisting in marketing the competition on WFFA digital media platforms.”

Entries close today and all participants must be Guyanese 16 years or older, living in Guyana,. They are to record and post a video introducing themselves and showing their freestyle juggling skills. It must be no more than three minutes long.

They can visit the Skill Thrill Freestyle Facebook Page for registration and upload videos. The winner will walk away with $100 000 and the runner-up $50 000.

(Joe Chapman)

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