Vurlon Mills supports Hale-led initiative

By Timothy Jaikarran

More than ever, sporting disciplines in Guyana are in dire need of action. As at October 12, 2020, Guyana has recorded more than 50 new cases of COVID-19, and regrettably, the cases keep rising drastically.
However, Guyanese International footballer Vurlon Mills has thrown his support behind the initiative which proposes that athletes be paid to compete in their respective disciplines. This idea is the brainchild of Guyana Prison Service Cadet Officer Khalifa Hale, who developed a strategy that would benefit both the world of sport and potential investors, in that it would cover every sporting discipline in Guyana, and with investors coming on board, it would see no sport being neglected.
This strategy would see thousands of jobs being created for athl

etes, which in turn would be a beneficial circumstance in that it would reduce crime, financially empower youths, and allow for more youths to be involved in sports.
Asked for his opinion on this initiative, Mills said a statement, “I support the Haledino-led initiative, I was one of the few players in Guyana that was given the opportunity to play international football. I have seen the growth and development in the sport, and even in myself, when the sport is professionalized. I really think it’s a positive move, and it will move sports forward in Guyana.

So, I’m definitely supporting this initiative to develop sports and make it professionalized.”

Vurlon Mills (born 11 February 1988) is a Guyanese international footballer who plays for Western Tigers, as a striker. Born in Georgetown, Mills has played club football for United Petrotrin, Fruta Conquerors, T&TEC, Caledonia AIA, FC Santa Rosa, Slingerz, San Juan Jabloteh, Georgetown, and Western Tigers. Mills made his international debut for Guyana in 2011, and has also appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.