Nat. U-15 players supported by RHTY&SC Cricket Teams
Kaieteur News article.
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - One of the main aims of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) is to assist young sportsmen in Berbice to fulfill their true potential as the club strongly believes that all youths must have equal opportunities despite less fortunate backgrounds.
To this end, the cricket teams of the Club on Friday last assisted two young Berbicians to fulfill their ambitions with donations towards their personal developmental.
The teams – Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes Under-15, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division and Gizmos & Gadgets Under-21 and First Division and the Metro Female Teams contributed a set of cricket gear to Guyanese Under-15 selectee Sylus Tyndall that would allow him to do his best at the upcoming WICB Under-15 tournament in Jamaica from July, 10 – 26, next.
The teams also made a financial donation to 8-year-old Xavier Henry of the New Amsterdam Karate Club which would enable him to travel to Georgetown to do his Karate exams. Donations of trophies for a cricket competition were also made to the Belvedere Primary School and the Hephziban Ministries Church for upcoming events.
The Corentyne Comprehensive Secondary School also received a collection of gifts for a fundraising event.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster at the simple presentation ceremony held at the Club’s Area ‘H’ Ground stated that it was with pleasure that they were assisting others as the club was blessed to receive from donors as well.
Sports, the long serving club official stated was a proven alternative to youths from a life of crime and drugs and no youth should be denied an opportunity to fulfill their sporting potential due to lack of resources.
Foster cautioned the youths to always be discipline as it was the foundation on which success was built and also wished them success in their respective pursuits.
He also issued a challenge to other sports clubs, especially those in cricket to get involved in making positive differences in the lives of less fortunate youths, including those who are not members of their clubs.
Too much cricket administrators, Foster stated are involved in cricket for personal reasons and have no interest in the game; unless this changes, Guyana’s cricket would continue to decline.
Foster who has resigned from the Berbice Cricket Board on medical advice from his doctors praised the young players of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club for reaching out to others while at the same time performing well for the club.
A clearly delighted Tyndall who plays for the Big Star Cricket Club of Ulverston Village expressed gratitude to the RHTY&SC for the donation which included a bat, helmet, batting pads, bowling boots, cricket bag and personal hygiene kits.
He stated that he was happy that a Club of which he is not a member assisted him as he was very excited to represent his country and hopefully one day represent the West Indies like his idol Curtly Ambrose.
The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club cricket teams are expressing gratitude to all donors who made presentations like this one possible including Mr. Carl Moore, Mr. Bissoondyal Singh and Alfred Mentore.