Sport in Guyana benefits once again from the valuable input of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA). The organisation made a presentation to the Guyana Hockey Board in the form of a sponsorship cheque towards the upcoming International Pan American Hockey Cups. The tournament, scheduled for 14 – 22 October at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, features teams representing all of the Americas and will feature simultaneous competition for both men and women. The GHB expects this event will contribute significantly to Guyana’s efforts of becoming a priority destination for sports tourism.
The GOA is no stranger to hockey and has worked together with the Guyana Hockey Board on several projects over the years. “The Guyana Olympic Association has always been a great supporter of hockey locally and our sport has benefitted a lot from their efforts over the years. President of the GHB was very excited about this development saying “When we first embarked on the Diamond Mineral Water Festival in 2004, the GOA was one of the main organisations to give us their support. We are so pleased to have them participate in this monumental event as well. That festival has paved the way for Guyana’s consideration for this major international.”
The 2017 Indoor Pan American Cups (IPAC) features competitions for both men and women and serves as the Pan American Continental Qualifier for FIH Indoor Hockey World Cups scheduled for February 2018 in Berlin, Germany. This year will be one of the largest in the tournaments’ history and the Americas are well represented. Seven women’s teams and six men’s teams from Guyana, Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, USA and Uruguay will participate with the top team earning a coveted spot in the World Cup.
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