TCL/RHTY&SC Cricket Academy concludes…Kevlon Anderson is top player
Thirteen-year-old Kevlon Anderson was named the top Player of the 16th Annual TCL/Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) Cricket Academy which concluded on Thursday last at the Area ‘H’ Ground, Corentyne, Berbice.
The Academy which was attended by dozens of young cricketers (male and female) has been described as highly successful with several exciting talents discovered during its two week duration.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster at the closing ceremony expressed satisfaction that the Academy achieved all of its intended objectives and noted that the future of the RHTY&SC on the
field of play was solid.
Foster said that the club strongly believes in investing in youths as they are the future. All members of Guyana’s leading youth sports club, he noted must not only excel on the field but must understand their roles as Sports Ambassadors and positive Role Models.
He advised the attentive youths to put into practice what they have learnt and to develop a culture of hard work, dedication and discipline while he encouraged them to ensure that their education is priority.
Club President Club Keith Foster in a passionate address stated that over the years they have developed a culture of success and this was due to its developmental programmes. The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, the President stated has produced six national senior players, one Test and ODI player each for the West Indies, twenty six national youth cricketers, two female West Indies cricketers and a total of eighty for Berbice at all levels since 1995 and this was as a direct result of the Academy and other programmes.
He expressed gratitude to the Management of TCL especially Mr. Mark Bender and Mr. Eric Whaul for their committed investment in the future of the club. Head Coach Winston Smith in his report of this year’s Academy stated that special emphasis was placed on batting, bowling, fielding and physical fitness.
The young attendees were also involved in several lectures on personal hygiene, HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, role of the sports ambassador, History of Berbice Cricket and the importance of disciple and education. The youths were lauded for being very attentive and discipline throughout the Academy and were encouraged to always strive for excellence.
Marketing Manger of TCL (Guy) Ltd Mr. Eric Whaul praised the RHTY&SC for once again hosting a highly successful Academy and stated that his company was very pleased that its sponsorship was well invested. Whaul stated that TCL was delighted to be associated with the club.
Following is the list of awardees:
Best Female – Shauna Vanderstoop
Best Under-15 Batsman – Brandon Corlette
Best Under-17 Batsman – Veeramootoo Senwansane
Best Under-19 Batsman – Jason Anderson
Best Under-15 Bowler – Isaiah Lewis
Best Under-17 Bowler – Calvin Jeffrey
Best Under-19 Bowler – Daniel Lewis
Most Discipline Player – Whitney Poyer
Most Committed player - Brett Lee Fraser
Cricketer of the Academy – Kevlon Anderson