ExxonMobil Under-14 football tournament kick-off moved to May 27

The ExxonMobil Boys’ and Girls Under-14 Schools football tournament, which was scheduled to kick off today, has been dampened by recent inclement weather. As such, the tournament will now kick off on Monday, May 27, at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Ground, Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown.
Following the customary march past and official tournament opening; defending champions Bartica Secondary will take on L’ Aventure Secondary in the first game of the tournament at 10:00h. Also, at 10:00h, Three Mile Secondary will battle VYC, while Ann’s Grove and Cotton Field Secondary Schools lock horns.

A glimpse of what to expect when the ExxonMobil U14 tournament commences on Monday

Over in the Girls’ tournament, Three Mile Secondary and East Ruimveldt Secondary will start proceedings at 10:45h. At the same time, Abram Zuil will take on New Central High while Charity go toe- to-toe with Marian Academy. A total of 18 boys’ games and 11 girls’ games are scheduled for the packed day of U14 football action.
Last weekend, the rain held just enough for 22 schools to compete for spots in the tournament’s group stage, after organisers Petra received an overwhelming response from interested schools. Instead of the necessary 54 schools across the boys’ and girls’ tournament, some 72 schools registered, thus spurring the preliminary play-offs.
Bartica Secondary’s Boys and Waramuri Primary Top’s Girls are the tournament’s defending champions.
The tournament is sponsored by ExxonMobil with support from Stenna Drilling, MVP Sports and Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) under its Pepsi Brand.