TCL/RHTY&SC launches 3rd annual cricket academy

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), in association with sponsor Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) Guyana Incorporated, unveiled its third Cricket Academy at TCL’s 2-9 Lombard Street Head Office on Thursday.

The academy will be conducted at the Area ‘H’ Ground from July 14–26 with emphasis being placed not only on the core of the game but topics such as drug abuse, personal hygiene, education and other essential aspects of life.

Plant Manager Mark Bender and Marketing Representative Eric Whaul joined RHTY&SC CEO/Secretary Hilbert Foster in revealing details for this year’s activity which will target 100 youths between 8 and 18-years-old.

Bender said he was impressed by last year’s academy’s impact and decided to respond to the request for this year’s sponsorship. “We are impressed with the rounded programme offered during the academy.”

The Plant Manager added that he was satisfied with the effect the programme had on the younger generation, especially with them facing the challenges they faced socially.

TCL Guyana Inc. Plant Manager Mark Bender (right) hands over the cheque to RHTY&SC CEO/Secretary Hilbert Foster

“Cricket is the catalyst they are using to help them get useful counselling because they would not willingly take such independent steps,” he opined while wishing the RHTY&SC another successful year with the programme.

Secretary of the RHTY&SC Hilbert Foster, before receiving the sponsorship cheque worth $200, 000 from Bender, said the club since its formation, has always believed that proper preparation is the best path to success.

“We are confident that at the end of the two-week academy that the youths would not only be better cricketers but would understand what it takes to be successful on and off the cricket field. Last year’s academy produced a total of 14 young cricketers for Berbice at the junior level, both male and female, and it is our hope to remain on the same path,” Foster stressed.

Foster added: “We would like to reassure TCL that this sponsorship would be used for its intended purpose, that as usual the cricket academy would be well-organised and would achieve all of its objectives.”

He concluded by extending invitations to other clubs in Berbice to send some of their members to be a part of this year’s cricket academy.

Coaches Renwick Boston, Winston Smith and Delbert Hicks will be facilitating the sessions scheduled to run from 09:00h to 14:00h.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 03:59