RHTYSC honours eleven national cricketers

Guyana Chronicle article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Patron Ms Beverley Harper and management of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTYSC) on Tuesday evening honoured eleven of their cricketers who represented Guyana over the last two months.

The cricketers who were honoured represented Guyana at the national Under-17, Under-19 male, Under-19 female and national female levels and they were Shawn Pereira, Askay Homraj, Daniel Lewis, Brandon Prashad, Phaffiana Millington, Erica Lashley, Shabika Gadjabee, Shemaine Campbelle, Erva Giddings, Melanie Henry and Trishanie Cort.

RHTYSC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster at the presentation ceremony hailed the eleven awardees as true representatives of the Club and congratulated them on being selected to represent Guyana.

Special congratulations were offered to the talented Askay Homraj who scored a century versus the Windward Islands and Shawn Pereira and Phaffiana Millington who captained the national Under-19 teams.

Foster praised all of the cricketers for their discipline and for representing the Club’s motto “In Pursuit of Excellence” with honour.

He advised the attentive cricketers to remain dedicated and focused. The veteran cricket administrator informed the 11 cricketers that they have a duty as national players to be positive role models to their fellow club members and challenged them to be active in the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Anti-drugs and Pro-education Programmes.

On behalf of the club, Patron Beverley Harper and President Keith Foster, the Secretary/CEO wished the awardees continued success in their careers.

Vice-president Renwick Batson hailed the contribution of the official sponsors of the club, whose financial input allows the development of new and exciting talents at the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club.

Special mention was made of Farfan & Mendes Ltd, Bakewell, Pepsi (DDL), Western Union, E-Network, Metro Office Supplies and Gizmos & Gadgets. 

Batson who also serves as the club cricket coach noted that the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club since its formation in 1990 has produced a total of thirty-five national cricketers and ninety for Berbice at all levels in its short history.

Each of the eleven honoured cricketers was presented with a special Ansa McAl hampers.

National Youth Cricketer Brandon Prashad and Phaffiana Millington, who spoke on behalf of the awardees expressed gratitude to the RHTYSC and Ansa McAl for honouring them.

Sixteen-year-old Prashad stated that playing for Guyana was a dream come true for him as he strives to fulfil his ambition of playing cricket at the highest level and expressed gratitude to the management of the club for investing heavily in the development of young cricketers.

Millington who performed well for both the National Female Under-19 and Senior Female Teams noted that being a member of the RHTYSC was a special privilege as it treats its membership with respect and honour and most importantly teach all members to become the best they can be.

First Published In The Guyana Chronicle.

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 18:57