Projects Abroad Holds Youth Tourney
The Annual George and Rita Briton Cup tournament will take place on December 4 and 5, 2009 at the Prisons Park in Accra.
According Tom Davies, Country Director of Projects Abroad, organizers of the tournament, the event forms part of his outfit's social responsibility to develop local talent.
In an interview with DAILY GUIDE SPORTS, he explained that Projects Abroad, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that offers services to young foreign volunteers, “intends to establish a soccer academy in the next few years to nurture some young talents.
“It is in this regard that we launched this annual George and Rita Briton Cup tourney. It is basically to unearth talents and send them abroad for justifiers,” he said, adding that after last year's event, three young footballers had the opportunity to travel abroad for trials.
“This year we have local U-14 and 17 colts teams like Shepherd Stars FC and AC Milan taking part. After the tournament, we would select the best talents, groom them and send them abroad for justifiers.
“Apart from the volunteer services we render in the fields of journalism, medicals and human rights among others, we feel that since football is the passion of the nation, our contribution to national development would not be complete without soccer,” Mr. Davies noted.
He urged all participating teams to be at the venue before 9.00am “so we can start the tournament on time", stressing that there are mouth-watering packages for winners.
By Mohammed Muniru Kassim