NOCSC development programme to resume Saturday with U-15 tourney
The New Opportunity Corps Sports Club (NOCSC) cricket developmental programme is set to continue on Saturday with a round robin U-15 25 overs tournament.
The club has managed to gain the support from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (MCY&S) to host the competition which will be played at the NOC ground on the Essequibo Coast. Coach Forbes Daniels told Kaieteur Sport yesterday that one team each from North and Central Essequibo, Gunners Sports Club, Affiance Sports Club and two teams from NOC will take part in the tournament. He said that the NOC teams will consist of students from the institution as well as surrounding communities.
The club’s developmental programme commenced in 2013 and Daniels stated that he is satisfied with the progress of the players. “The younger players have shown improvement, they are committed and have a better understanding of game sense”, he added.
He indicated that one of the club’s objectives is to ensure that the players take sports and Education seriously. “We want the youths to understand the importance of Education so that they can develop into well rounded individuals”, said Daniels.
The coach informed that he is please with the support from the MCY&S and sections of the business community adding that this augurs well for the growth of the sport in the area.
Daniels indicated that while cricket is the main sport in the area, they are also looking at other disciplines and the club will host a fitness run this month end which will continue on the last Friday in every month. Athletics coach Lawrence Kelman is in charge of this event.
As part of the Republic Day celebrations the club will host a 10\10 softball competition starting on February 21 and it will culminate in February 22.