Surama Cup has potential to develop national sportsmen and women-Min Allicock

DPI, GUYANA, Monday, December 18, 2017

Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock, encouraged the promoters of the Surama Cup to market the activity since it can contribute to the community’s development and tourism product.

The winning teams pose with medals and prizes.

“Initiatives such as these, such as the Surama Cup, persons taking that first bold step we support and we’re going to continue to support as partners in development,” Minister Allicock said.

The fifth annual Surama Cup was held in the Region Nine community from December 15-17. Minister Allicock, who is originally from Surama, gave the opening and closing remarks on the final day, Sunday.

The Minister noted that there are provisions in the 2018 budget for the development of the facilities to improve sports particularly, in the hinterland. “The hinterland people have the sort of skills that are needed to help to promote Guyana and put us forward into the international arena, getting to Olympics and stuff like that”, he pointed out.

The football finals were a showdown between the North and Central Rupununi. The female finals saw the Paiwomak Warriors defeating Surama FC while in the males’ final, Tabatinga FC defeated Central Warriors for the top prize.

Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock.

By: Tiffny Rhodius

 

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