CONGRATULATIONS to all the Challengers on our first six Charity Challenges of 2011, biking from Guatemala to Honduras, the inaugural Nicaragua Volcano Challenge, Brazil's Chapada Diamantina Challenge , Guatemala's first Caribbean Kayak Challenge, Perú´s Cerani Pass and Ecuador's Volcano Challenge. Nicaragua's second volcano Challenge is set for 3rd-6th November and the third Guatemala Volcano Challenge dates are set for 27th November -2nd December.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Annual Fathers' Day Football Match in Santa María - Guatemala

That time of year again, which has flown by, when we celebrate Día del Padre in Santa María, with the dads of the kids in our school, downing tools for half a day and taking to the Santa María Wembley, on the side of Agua Volcano.

The pitch looked decidedly dry and dusty in the centre, though a small jungle had grown on the sides and corners, making silky skills nigh on impossible (our excuse anyway!), though not stopping Ronaldo Ross in his tracks!

GVI's Ross, Stu "Becks" and Dom donned the kit, as well as Pedro, our six month combo volunteer on his last outing for us here in Guatemala before moving on to the project in Honduras, and Katherine, who plays football back in the States.

The first half saw some nice goals, as Dom's team opened up a sizeable lead (not due to Dom though), though Santiago, after his goal drought last year, making up for it this time round with three of his six goals.

The second half continued with the same theme, with Stu unable to keep up with Dom's blistering pace on the wing (Charity Challenge training paying dividends already) and hauling him back, prompting a "Nacho Libre" move of red card proportions - not given, the ref was paid - the crowd un-moved!

A great morning of football had by all, and it is great to see the Dad's out, as they are often in the fields from dawn ´til dusk, and it was finished off with a fine Pepián for all, prepared by the mums.


Anonymous said...

It was great!! Unfortunatly I was playing for the wrong team...
Misinformed by Dom who claimed the team with Amadeo's dad would be the better team.

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