GFF hosts second CONCACAF Goalkeeping Training Programme

first_imgCLAINE Anthony Plummer is once again in Guyana, compliments of regional body CONCACAF, to facilitate a Goalkeeping Training Programme for the coaches attached to the affiliates of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF).The five-day programme which began on Monday, September 4 was officially opened at the venue – Training Centre, Guyana Fire Service (GFS) – yesterday.“I think it’s important to bring awareness to know what it takes to coach modern-day goalkeepers, because you could see the progression of the game, the goalkeeping department is something that progressed as well,” Plummer told the gathering of coaches.The CONCACAF’s Goalkeeper Instructor added, “All of this knowledge that we’re going to learn here, it’s important for you to pass it on in order for goalkeeping to grow here in Guyana.”Acting president, Brigadier (Ret.) Bruce Lovell, noted the importance of the course, “What this training does is it aligns with our vision for building capacity in all areas of football.”According to Lovell, as the GFF Executive Committee seeks to elevate the standard of football in Guyana, it is important that they provide the right climate for the persons who play a critical role for the persons creating the standards for them to be so trained.“We view the coaches in all areas as a very critical and essential element in this whole process of elevating our standards of football,” Lovell said.This is the second such course held under the Wayne Forde-led GFF. Plummer conducted the first last October.last_img read more

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Lottoland Nigel Birrell slams DCMS for ‘judgement with no evidence’ on EuroMillions betting

first_img Submit Camelot under fire for exploiting National Lottery age limits July 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Cross-party think-tank calls for £100 monthly limit on gambling August 5, 2020 Nigel Birrell, the Chief Executive of online lottery operator Lottoland, has slammed the UK government’s decision to ban betting on non-UK EuroMillions’ games. “We believe that today’s decision is unjustified, and sets a dangerous precedent for policy-making on the basis of no evidence,” he said. “It will do nothing but stifle innovation in the sector.”Yesterday, remote lottery operators were handed a shock as the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) moved for an outright ban for betting on EuroMillions lottery draws by third-party operators.In its industry update, DCMS stated that it wanted to safeguard the EuroMillions game, and protect its funding for UK national causes and charity initiatives.  DCMS states that its decision follows an industry consultation launched in March 2017, in which it has gathered wide support to restrict betting on EuroMilllions draw.Gibraltar-based Lottoland was one of the five remote lottery operators considered by DCMS to have ‘run counter to the spirit’ of the National Lottery and its mandate for helping good causes.Issuing a media update, Birrell defends Lottoland’s services stating DCMS lottery review is flawed with ineffective evidence against remote lottery stakeholders.He added: “DCMS itself recently stated in the FOBT consultation that any decisions on the outcome must be based on clear evidence. In today’s consultation response from the Government, they clearly state that the current evidence base is not conclusive.“We believe a review period was a proportionate and a responsible way forward that would have allowed for a final decision to be made on real evidence. Given the significant impact to our UK business of this decision, we are reviewing all available options before determining our next steps.” UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Sharelast_img read more

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