BCB hosts successful Personal Development seminar for junior players
Kaieteur News article.
Georgetown, Guyana - The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), as part of its Personal Development Programme for its young players, on Friday last hosted a one-day seminar at the St. Francis Training Centre which attracted 60 young players drawn from clubs across Berbice and sponsored by Mr. Vickram Seubarran of Universal DVD.
BCB President Keith Foster, in declaring open the event, stated that his board was committed to the development of every junior Berbice player on and off the field, disclosing that they must be ambassadors of the Ancient County’s rich tradition of discipline, success and commitment.
Foster urged the attentive cricketers to not only become better players but also to place emphasis on developing social skills and acquiring a solid education. Chairman of the BCB 75th Anniversary and Special Events Committee, Hilbert Foster whose brainchild it was to host the seminar, stated that similar programmes would be held regularly as the BCB strives to develop each of its players on an individual basis.
He challenged the players that include West Indies Under-19 Shimron Hetmyer to take advantage of the BCB investment in their careers.
The one-day seminar included lectures on a wide range of topics including the structure of Berbice cricket, Berbice cricket records, the Importance of Religion, Drug Abuse, Captaincy, Physical Fitness, Public Speaking, Public Manners, Social Skills, Peer Pressure, Field Placement, Mental Toughness, Role of a Sports Ambassador, Importance of Discipline, Personal Hygiene, Importance of Education and Umpire Signals.
The experienced lecturers included Roman Catholic Priest Ramesh Vanan, Guysuco Human Resources Manager Vemen Walters, RHTYSC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster, BCB 2nd Vice President Hubern Evans, Administrator Alisa Moonsee, Cricket Coach Michael Hyles and Educator D. Somwaru who is also an Umpire.
The young players were also involved in a practical session of table etiquette under the supervision of Mr. Levi Nedd of the Guysuco Training Centre, he is also a National Volleyball Coach.
Vemen Walters, who served as Manager of the Berbice Under-15 team, during his remarks lauded the BCB for regularly seeking to develop the social skills of its players, while Evans and Hyles spent considerable time discussing the importance of mental toughness for cricketers if they are to fulfill their full potentials.
The attendees at the seminar included the full Berbice Under-15 team for the upcoming Inter County Tournament, Under-17 and 19 players including Grisean Grantm, Erica Lashley, Ashkay Homraj, Leon Andrews, David Latchyna, Kelvon Anderson, Adrian Sukhwa, Kris Ramnarine, Brandon Prasad, Sharaz Ramcharran and Kassim Khan.
The participants expressed gratitude and stated that they had learnt a great lot and were in a better position to be ambassadors of Berbice cricket. They also expressed gratitude to Universal DVD for sponsoring the event.