Up­per Coren­tyne Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion re­ceive do­na­tion from RHTY&SC cricket teams

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ten cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC), last week­end agreed to as­sist the Up­per Coren­tyne Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion, with the host­ing of a cricket com­pe­ti­tion for Pri­mary and Se­condary Schools in the Up­per Coren­tyne area.

The ten teams “King Solomon Lo­gis­tics Un­der-12, Poonai Phar­macy Un­der-13, Far­fan & Men­des Un­der-15, Bakewell Un­der-17 and Sec­ond Divi­sion, Pepsi Un­der-19 and In­ter­me­di­ate, Metro Fe­males, Giz­mos & Gad­gets Un­der-21 and First Divi­sion do­nated the win­ning tro­phy for the Se­condary School Tour­na­ment and com­mit­ted to pro­vide other tro­phies, medals, cricket balls and ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als.

Club Sec­re­tary/ CEO Hil­bert Fos­ter at the sim­ple pre­sen­ta­tion stated that the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club and the Up­per Coren­tyne Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion over the last decade have en­joyed a close and cor­dial re­la­tion­ship.

The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club over the years has as­sisted the Up­per Coren­tyne Board on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sion as part of its cricket out­reach pro­gramme which seeks to pro­mote the game across Ber­bice as an al­ter­na­tive to a life on the road for youths.

Fos­ter stated that his Club was quite pas­sion­ate about the de­vel­op­ment of cricket

Mr Fos­ter hands over tro­phy to Ex­ec­u­tives of the Up­per Coren­tyne Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion

in the an­cient county as it was one of the best way for youths to not only get out of poverty but to be­come pos­i­tive role mod­els to their peers. The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club would con­tinue to as­sist Clubs and sub-as­so­ci­a­tions in 2018 with over 60 Clubs sched­uled to re­ceive about $4M worth of cricket balls, cricket gears, stumps, score­books, tro­phies, medals and ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als.

A to­tal of 53 Clubs, schools and Sub-As­so­ci­a­tion and in­di­vid­ual play­ers ben­e­fit­ted in 2017 from over $3M worth of cricket items, while nu­mer­ous oth­ers re­ceived as­sis­tance to en­able them to play the games of foot­ball, vol­ley­ball, bas­ket­ball, chess and scrab­ble among oth­ers. The long serv­ing Sec­re­tary/CEO praised the Up­per to be ref­er­ees, but to achieve as much as these women.” Coren­tyne Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Ex­ec­u­tives for the out­stand­ing work they have been do­ing to lift the stan­dard of the game in the Up­per Coren­tyne area. He also com­mit­ted the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club to more dona­tions in the fu­ture.

Pres­i­dent Den­nis D’An­drade, Vice Pres­i­dent Syd­ney Jack­man and Sec­re­tary Win­ston Ge­orge all ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club and its ten cricket teams. Jack­man stated that the 2016 Guyana Cricket Board Club of the Year was a true friend of Ber­bice Cricket as it as­sists al­most every Club in the an­cient county. The Up­per Coren­tyne Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion he stated would use the school tour­na­ment to iden­tify po­ten­tial play­ers for the fu­ture.

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