GCF SPORTS INITIATIVE
True to its mission to promote mental and physical development of young athletes in the region of Les Cayes, GCF continues to partner with local organizations to sustain youth tournaments in several different age groups. Below are some of our more notable achievements: In 2005, GCF partnered with ANAPOK to revive the local soccer league in Les Cayes in the U-23 and U-17 Boys Categories. In total, 14 teams benefited from GCF’s support.
The success of this program has been impressive, in fact, one team became National Champion for the First Division League in Haiti, and at least two players were selected for the Haitian National Team. Since 2006, GCF has partnered with ANAPOK in Les Cayes to support volleyball at the school level.
With contributions from GCF, each year, a local group organizes a scholastic championship between area schools in three different age groups: minor, junior, and senior. More than 200 girls and boys take part in these tournaments. Many graduates from these programs have continued on to play at the university level in Port-au-Prince, and some have even been selected for the Haitian National Volleyball Team at both the youth and senior levels. To provide continuity to the scholastic tournament, GCF has partnered with ANAPOK, to create a local volleyball league to guide club teams and organize club tournaments during school vacations. Since 2006, club tournaments have been organized for girls (3 different categories) and men (senior). Les Cayes has also been the host city for the national volleyball tournament, under the leadership of the local league. With its involvement in the Fonfred community via Klinik Fonfred, GCF has also supported the local soccer team, Hazel de Fonfred, with gifts of equipment, uniforms, shoes, and other soccer materials.