[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) has named its national boys under-19 squad to begin preparations for the 2016 Junior Pan American Cup in Toronto, Canada.
The programme will be in the hands of and experienced coaching staff in Andrew Xavier, Dwayne Alleyne and Robert Fernandes.
The squad of 32 players is expected to be developed into a formidable force over the next two years, with their first assignment being a tour to Trinidad in December of this year to have their first taste of the artificial surface.
During the four day tour, the team will train and compete against club teams from the twin island republic, in addition to playing against the country’s under 19 national development squad.
Although the majority of players are newcomers to the national programme, standouts such as Mark Sargeant, Andrew Stewart and Aroydy Branford have already tasted success at the senior level, having been part of the men’s team that won Bronze at the Indoor Pan American Cup in Montevideo, Uruguay earlier this year.
National Under 19 Boys Developmental Squad
Mark Sergeant, Medroy Scotland, Kareem McKenzie, Keon McKenzie, Daniel Hooper, Sammar DeFreitas, Rosario Ramsammy, Lorenzo Vanzo, Aroydy Branford, Andrew Stewart, Leon Bacchus, Robert Brumell, Joshua Carew, Omar Hopkinson, Stephon Sprosta, Shaquille Thomas, Onasis Fraser, Deheron Wilkinson, Richard Thomas, Akeem Wilson, Hllton Chester, Paramanand Dindial, Shemar Boston, Nicholas Nervais, Gordon Trotman, Troy Hodge, Ezekiel Springer, Delmar Ng, Ato Greene, Edmund Chinian, Myron Phillips and Meshach Williams.