Apr 06, 2011 Sports
Jason Sinclair named Elite Cricketer-of-the-Year
“Everyone in this building is a privileged one because you are witnessing the grandest Awards Ceremony that has ever been held in Guyana and would be ever”, those were the words of Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster as he addressed the gala ceremony of 21st Annual Awards Ceremony of Guyana’s leading youth & sports club.
The J.C. Chandisingh Secondary School on Sunday last overflowed with club members, cricket officials, parents and special invitees, who all witnessed over 40 of its members for outstanding work, personal discipline and consistent high performance awarded.
Assistant Secretary/CEO Nermala Sewdat, who chaired the programme, welcomed all before announcing that the Awards Ceremony was be the largest in the Club’s history.
Guest Speaker and CEO of Ansa McAl Trading (Guy) Mrs. Beverley Harper in a well received and thoughtful address spoke on the need to maintain high standards.
The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, the accomplished Businesswoman and Sports Administrator said is a positive role model that should be emulated not only in Guyana but also across the Caribbean.
Ms. Harper spoke widely on the importance of Vision, Education, Discipline and Team Unity while urging the attentive audience to work as a team and to continue to serve the less fortunate. She also pledged her Company’s assistance for the programmes of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club.
Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster in giving a comprehensive review of the club over the last year disclosed that the Club completed a record breaking 121 projects and programmes which touched and transformed the lives of thousands of youths, the elderly and less fortunate.
On the cricket field the long serving Secretary/CEO highlighted winning of the Berbice Under-15, 17, 19 and 23 titles along with the national females Championship in February 2010 and Busta Cup.
Several club members also represented Guyana over the past years including Under-15 Captain Shawn Pereira, Parmanand Narine, Dominic Rikhi, Esuan and Royston Crandon, Assad Fudadin, Shemaine Campbelle, Erva Giddings, Niketa Toney and Melanie Henry.
Foster also highlighted the dozens of the projects held under the Club’s Anti-drugs, Pro-Education, Charity, Community Development, Religious and Social Programmes.
The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club during September 2010 also observed its 21st Anniversary and a total of 26 projects were completed to mark the historic achievement.
Foster also reported that the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club distributed over $15M worth of Educational and Hygiene materials and $3M worth of sports gears. In addition, he also disclosed that the Club raised over $10M for the Berbice Cricket Board and also co-produced the Board’s Annual Cricket Magazine and DVD.
The outspoken Secretary heaped praises on the team of young Executive members who are running the operation of the Club since October last year, while also expressing gratitude to the four hundred sponsors and donors of the highly successful NGO especially its official sponsors, Cellink, Bakewell, Gizmos & Gadgets, Farfan & Mendes Ltd, Metro Office Supplies, Universal DVD and Pepsi.
Club President Keith Foster praised the membership for maintaining the high tradition of success and discipline. He noted that the Club was now a household name in Guyana, Foster who is also the President of the highly rated Berbice Cricket Board urged his fellow club members to always strive to raise the bar as success is only achieved via hard work and sacrifice.
The President noted that while a number of clubs in Guyana are just holding their heads above water, the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club has been excelling by dint of hard work since failure is not an option.
Mr. Anil Beharry of the Berbice Cricket Board and Mr. Bissoondyal Singh of the Guyana Cricket Board also spoke briefly.
A total of $2.5M worth of trophies, medals, prizes and gifts were shared out to the Awardees, special invitees, members of the Media and Members of the Club’s Over-35 group. Twenty-six year-old middle order batsman Jason Sinclair carried home the Elite Cricketer of the Year Award, his prizes was worth over $250,000.
The full list of Awardees:
1. Under-13 Batsman – Brandon Prasad.
2. Under-13 Bowler/Cricketer – Daniel Lewis.
3. Farfan & Mendes Under-15 Batsman – Parmanand Narine
4. Farfan & Mendes Under-15 Bowler/Cricketer – Shawn Pereira
5. Pepsi Under-19 Batsman – Dominic Rikhi.
6. Pepsi Under-19 Bowler/Cricketer – Loyydel Lewis
7. Bakewell Second Division Batsman – Collis Cort.
8. Bakewell Second Division Bowler/Cricketer – Shawn Pereira
9. Gizmos & Gadgets First Division Bowler – Erva Giddings.
10. Gizmos & Gadgets First Division Batter/Cricketer – Shemaine Campbelle.
11. Most Discipline (Male) – Devin Baldeo.
12. Most Discipline (Female) – Nermala Sewdat.
13. Most Committed Cricketer – Dominic Rikhi.
14. Most Committed Member – Kumar Madray.
15. Most Improved – Jamal Jarvis.
16. Promising Player of the Year – Jason Anderson.
17. Fielder of the Year – Troy Mathieson.
18. Manager of the Year – Patrick Lewis.
19. Coach of the Year – Moonish Singh.
20. Workers of the Year – Moonish Singh, Runners up – Ravi Narine and Nermala Sewdat.
21. Benefit Year – 2010 – Assad Fudadin.
22. Benefit Year – 2011 – Delbert Hicks.
23. Athlete of the Year 2010 – Nermala Sewdat.
24. Guyana Cricketers (Male) – Esuan Crandon, Royston Crandon and Assad Fudadin.
25. Guyana Cricketers (Female) – Shemaine Campbelle. Erva Giddings, Nikita Toney and Melanie Henry.
26. West Indies “A” Player – Assad Fudadin.
27. West Indies Female Player – Shemaine Campbelle.
28. Dedicated Club Membership (Service) – Dawn Hicks, Keith Hicks, Bernadette King, Hermala Sewdat, Kevin Deolall and Joyce Wiggins.
29. Coaches promising Players – Kumar Madray, Arif Chan, Javed Seecharran, Deresh Seenarine, Jermaine Anderson, Nazrudeen Bux, Phaffiana Millington, Kevin Deolall and Veramootoo Senwasie.
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