Discipline is the key to success – NOC administrator King
Kaieteur News article.
Georgetown, Guyana - The NOC Sports Club was formed on May, 24th, 2013 with the objective being to have kids from the NOC and outlying communities occupy their time and energies in meaningful sporting activities.
Devanand Ramdatt, held a discussion with a team comprising of Forbes Daniels, one of Essequibo most respected cricket coaches and other senior officials of the NOC. Daniels, who at the time was conducting coaching sessions, put forward the idea of merging the NOC youths with these children along with some of South Essequibo most prominent cricketers and thus the NOC Sports Club was formed.
The first task of the NOC Sports club was having its members involved in a summer camp during the period of 19th August – 23rd August, 2013, where every member of the club was fully introduced to each other. Ever since Daniels has been actively involved in regular coaching sessions from 15:00– 17:15 hrs from Tuesdays to Fridays, while the youngsters hone their skills and implement what they have been taught during the week into game situations or have invited teams to come to the NOC Sports ground for matches on Saturdays and Sundays.
The work of the club has already started to bear fruits as fifteen of its members were involved in the Essequibo under-15 trials after which nine of the youngsters were selected to represent Essequibo at the up coming inter county tournament.
On Thursday 13th March, 2014, the sports club members met with the Administrator of the New Opportunity Corps Brian King who congratulated and encouraged the young and aspiring cricketers on their achievements and spoke on the importance of discipline, commitment and dedication. King also charged the lads to practice what has been instilled in them and make full use of the opportunity at hand.