GBBC launches “Young Guns – The Proving Ground”

first_imgFollowing a five-month hiatus — that began in April and was occasioned by a playing field deemed unplayable because of frequent flooding and the excessive presence of slush — the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) on Saturday evening resumed their developmental league at the St. Stanislaus College Ground on Carifesta Avenue with six planned matches.In the Solo Under-19 leagues, the GCC Pitbulls and Bingo Spartans lead the boys’ and girls’ categories respectively. In the Bounty Paper Towel-sponsored second division leagues, Pizza Hut GCC lead the women’s category; while in the men’s competition, Old Fort and GCC The Sequel are tied on 12 points each, with Old Fort holding a one goal advantage on goal difference.These 7-a-side Under-19 and second division leagues are the second and third steps in the GHB’s player development strategy, helping the graduates from the Smalta/iCool Water Under-14 Indoor leagues to make the transition to the outdoor game. Clubs also use these leagues to identify new talent to draft into their first division teams which will compete in the Farfan and Mendes and Woodpecker Products-sponsored leagues, scheduled to commence as soon as venues become available.The action gets underway again today, September 2, from 15hrs at the Saint Stanislaus Ground on Carifesta Avenue.With the yearly May-June inclement weather having come early, the league was put on hold in April of this year while it was around its halfway stage. The GHB has, however, kept its promise to postpone rather than discontinue the league.last_img

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