TCL (Guy) Inc. Cricket Academy & Republic Bank Summer Camp ends
The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club last Thursday wrapped up two of its summer programmes which were described as successful. The TCL (Guy) Cricket Academy for 80 young players and the Republic Bank Educational Summer Camp for 60 Grade six students preparing for Secondary School were both held at the Area ‘H’ Ground.
They were both organised by the cricket teams of the club under their Pro-Education and Anti-Drugs Programmes.
Secretary/CEO of the Club Hilbert Foster at the presentation ceremony described the 5th Annual Republic Bank Grade Six Summer Camp and the 15th Annual TCL Cricket Academy as an investment by the Club in the future of youths resulting in outstanding educational scholars and cricketers who would make Guyana proud in the future.
The Summer Camp lasted for five weeks and saw the 60 students exposed to lectures in six subjects areas – Mathematics, English A, English B, Social Studies, Science and Spanish, while they were also coached on how to play cricket.
The camp was conducted by senior teacher Rohan Etwaru and coordinated by Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Organising Secretary Ravi Narine.
The 80 students attending the Academy were coached by Michael Hyles Franco, Delbert Hicks and Winston Smith with the sessions focusing on physical fitness, fast bowling, wicket-keeping, batting and fielding. The coaches also did individual coaching with promising spinners.
Students of both the cricket academy and the summer camp were also involved in several lectures on topics including HIV/AIDS, Peer Pressure, Personal Hygiene, Drug Abuse, Importance of Discipline, Importance of Education and the History of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club.
Foster urged the attentive graduates to always be discipline, listen to advice from seniors and to choose their friends carefully. He explained the positive difference that an educational background and involvement in sports can have on the lives of youths and urged them to always strive for excellence.
The long standing Secretary expressed gratitude to the management of Republic Bank and TCL (Guy) for their investment in Guyana’s youths while stating that the Club would continue in the future to maintain its high standards.
Marketing Manager of TCL (Guy) Eric Whaul noted that his company was pleased with its sponsorship of the cricket Academy and expressed the hope that several talented players have emerged from the activity.
Republic Bank’s Rose Hall Town Manager Leon Mc Donald hailed the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club’s commitment to education for youths and stated that the Bank was pleased to support the Summer Camp.
Mc Donald stated that the bank invests heavily in education, culture and sports as those fields assist youths to develop their true potential. Both Whaul and Mc Donald urged the graduates to remain focus, to stay away from drugs and to be role models to their peers.
Daniel Lewis was named Cricketer of the 2012 Academy and Best batsman. Other Awardees were Best Bowler – Shellon Simpson, Most Discipline – Brett Lee Fraser, Most Committed – Veeramootoo Senwasie, Best Fielder – Calvin Jeffrey, Best Wicket-keeper – Kelroy Cort, Most Improved – Phaffiana Millington, Best Bowler – Shabika Gajnabi and Most Promising – Noel Charran. The best overall student for the Summer Camp was Kezia Narine.
Other awards were for the Most Discipline – Crystal Pike, Best Attendance and Punctuality – Sameta Samlall, Most Improved – Maria Gomes, Best Mathematics Student – Kevin Nascimento, Best English Student – Afzaal Razack, Best Social Studies – Kevon Wiggins, Best Science – Kalyan Etwaroo and Best Spanish/English B Students – Kezia Narine.
Among the prizes received were cricket gear, personal hygiene Kits, educational materials, school bags, volleyballs and basket balls.
The management and Members of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club is extending gratitude to Mr. Leon Mc Donald and Ms. Samantha of Republic Bank as well as Mr. Mark Bender and Mr. Eric Whaul of the TCL (Guy).