TCL Cricket Academy & Republic Bank Summer Camp starts Monday
The 16th annual Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) Cricket Academy organised by the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) is set to bowl off on Monday at the Area ‘H’ Ground from 09.00hrs.
Some 120 young players between ages 8 to 18 years would be part of the two weeks Academy which is being sponsored by TCL (Guyana). The Club would also from Monday be hosting the 6th annual Republic Bank Summer Camp for Sixth Grade students and the first ever Mathematics Summer Camp for Secondary School Students.
Plans for all three summer programmes have been completed according to RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster who stated that the Academy would be conducted by Coaches Michael Hyles-Franco, Winston Smith and Renwick Batson. Special emphasis would be placed on developing the young cricketers’ abilities on the field of play while at the same time ensuring that they understood their responsibilities as role models and sporting ambassadors.
The Club at the end of the Academy is hoping to name an elite list of 40 promising players for further coaching and personal development programmes.
The Republic Bank Summer Camp is especially for Grade Six Students preparing for Secondary School and would last for five weeks. The students would be taught five subjects – Mathematics, Spanish, English A, English B and Integrated Science.
They would also receive special coaching to improve their cricketing skills. The 60 students will also be involved in several lectures on topics of importance including drug abuse, peer pressure, importance of education and public speaking.
The Mathematics Camp would he held three days per week from the July 8 to August 9, 2013 will attract students from Forms 3 and 4. Admissions to all the programmes are free and the Club would like to encourage youths in Berbice to take advantage of the available opportunities.