GABF aims to upgrade school basketball

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Basketball-[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) will host a pilot exchange basketball game among four secondary schools scheduled to start on October 24.

The four schools involved are St Roses High School, St Stanislaus College, President’s College and Bishops’ High School.

The GABF in a release made it clear that the games are not part of a tournament but should be viewed as exchange games to develop school basketball.

According to the GABF, the choice of schools for the commencement of games was determined by the performance ranking of the school and whether the school has a basketball court.

Meanwhile, the GABF also revealed that in January 2015, the Federation will be donating $50,000 to $100,000 to Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) as well as $50,000 to $100,000 to Berbice Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) to emulate its efforts to play basketball exchange games in the schools where possible.

In addition, the GABF in 2015 will be aiming to add more schools to the pilot programme in Region Four, including both male and female student athletes as it seeks to make basketball an ever-present feature of the annual school calendar.

The GABF said they will support these exchange games annually and will keep expanding the programme across the country.

The GABF also hopes that corporate sponsors join with the Federation to promote and develop schools basketball.

The games are expected to uplift basketball in Guyana and imbue in the students confidence and the will to succeed.

 

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