With the aim of attracting the best possible talents in the Demerara area, the Demerara Volleyball Association (DVA) is inviting Under-19 and Under-23 male and female players to attend trials with a view to represent Guyana at the upcoming South American Championships hosted by Confederation of South American Volleyball (CSV).
The announcement was made on Wednesday by the DVA. Trials will be held on Saturday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, starting at 11:00h, according to the association.
According to DVA Vice-president Ian Wills, the team to attend the South American Championships in Peru and Columbia in June and July will be national one comprising players from the two active associations in Guyana- Demerara and Berbice.
Wills said the best players from this weekend’s trials will be shortlisted, while a similar exercise will be held in Berbice. The best of the two sets of players will then be chosen to represent the Golden Arrowhead.
The Guyanese will head into unchartered territory, as no Guyana team has ever competed at the Under-19 and Under-23 levels in the history of the South American Championships. Guyana did however; participate at the Under-16 level about a decade ago.
“We are excited at the realm of possibilities and are also equally pleased that the opportunity to fulfill our mandate of development of volleyball is bearing fruit. This is also an excellent way to boost exposure amongst our youths and we look forward to trial process as we are very optimistic we will see great talent coming forward this Saturday,” the DVA was quoted in its release.