Apr 30, 2013 Sports Comments Off on RHTY&SC host Gala 23rd Awards Ceremony and Luncheon
– Delbert Hicks & Shemaine Campbell are cricketers of the year
The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) on Sunday last honoured over 30 of its members for outstanding performances in 2012 during a Gala Awards ceremony, described by an overseas based Guyanese as one befitting an International event.
Former national player Delbert Hicks copped the prestigious cricketer-of-the-year award and walked with over $400,000 in prizes that included a full year’s supply of cable television complements of E-Networks.
West Indies player Shemaine Campbell copped the female cricketer-of-the-year award, while National Under-19 Captain Shawn Perriera was named runner-up cricketer-of-the-year. A total of
over $2.2m worth of trophies, prizes and gifts were handed out.
Addressing the capacity audience consisting of club members, sponsors, officials and friends of RHTY&SC, Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster described the period – January 2012 to March 2013 – as a resounding success despite numerous challenges faced by the organisation.
The long serving Secretary in a comprehensive Report stated that the highlights of the past year was the Test debut of Assad Fudadin and the First International century by a female Guyanese cricketer, scored by Shemaine Campbell.
Other achievements by leading youth and sports organisation was winning several Berbice tournaments, copping the Berbice Cricket Board’s Club of the Year Award, receiving the IOC Award for Sports, hosting the Busta Champion of Champions tournament, Annual Cricket Academy and the Republic Bank Summer Camp.
Among the other 175 programmes/activities held by the dynamic organisation was the Patricia Miniz Educational Trust Fund, Annual Magazine, Tribute to Heroes, Mother and Father of the Year, Basil Butcher Cricket Trust Fund, Western Union Junior Ambassador programme and a $2M Charity Programme for Christmas 2012.
The club also distributed millions of dollars worth of clothing, educational materials and sports gear to the less fortunate and fellow NGOs, while raising over $5M for the Berbice Cricket Board.
Guest speaker Justin Nedd, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company, praised the Club for its remarkable achievements and called it a role model organisation which every other club and national sport organisation should emulate.
Nedd stated that GT&T was proud to be associated with the RHTY&SC and urged the Management to always strive for excellence.
The recently appointed CFO speaking on the theme: “The Importance of Discipline”, advised the younger members of the club that discipline is the foundation of success as no sportsperson has ever been successful without discipline.
He urged the attentive audience that, listening to positive advice is very important and also to develop a culture of respect for self and others. A clearly impressive Nedd stated that it was a privilege to be a guest speaker at an Awards ceremony which exceeded his expectations and expressed his desire to visit the Club in the future.
Other speakers at the ceremony were Club President Keith Foster, former Test great Basil Butcher, BCB Secretary Angela Haniff, Avie Lindie of Metro and former President of BCB Malcolm Peters.
The elder Foster, who is also President of the Berbice Cricket Board, expressed gratitude to every sponsor of the Club while noting that more exciting initiatives are in store for the Club as more visionary programmes would be unveiled in the near future. He also cautioned his members not to become lazy and visionless as success tends to make people complacent.
Test player Basil Butcher expressed the view that in all his life as a player, he has never experienced an organisation that matches the unbelievable work of the RHTY&SC and urged the Club to share its experience with other Clubs and Boards.
Former National Under-19 player Lloydel Lewis speaking on behalf of the Awardees said that being a member of the RHTY&SC was a special privilege and that the club not only molds you into a solid player, but it allows you to develop an all round personality with special emphasis on discipline, personal development and a strong faith in God.
Lewis expressed gratitude to the Management for honouring him and his peers while pledging that together as a unit, the cricket teams would perform even better. The Club also presented all journalists, well-wishers and sponsors with special gifts as a token of appreciation, while the entire audience of 200+ persons, were treated to a special luncheon after the ceremony.
Among the gifts and prizes were jewellery, electronic gadgets, bicycle, trips, household and kitchen utensils, hampers, designer clothing, footwear, cosmetics sets and educational materials. Eon Hooper received $100,000 worth of jewellery for his benefit year; Shemaine Campbell received a special plaque from the Trophy Stall for her International Century, while Renwick Batson received a special $80,000 gift for his achievement on becoming the highest run scorer in the history of the club.
Members of the Club, led by Vice President Renwick Batson and West Indies player Shemaine Campbell, at the end of the ceremony surprised Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster with a collection of prizes and expressed gratitude to him for being a Positive Role Model and Father Figure who always works beyond the call of duty.
The full list of awardees are:
FARFAN AND MENDES LTD AWARD – UNDER-15
1. Bowler of the Year: Joshua Gobin
2. Batsman and Cricketer of the Year: Brandon Prashad
1. Batsman of the Year: Brandon Prashad
2. Bowler of the Year and Cricketer of the Year: Shailendra Shameer
1. Batsman of the Year: Arif Chan
2. Bowler of the Year and Cricketer of the Year: Shawn Perriera
1. Bowler of the Year: Shailendra Shameer
2. Batsman and Cricketer of the Year: Clinton Pestano
1. Bowler of the Year: Erva Giddings
2. Batter and Cricketer of the Year: Shemaine Campbell
BAKEWELL SECOND DIVISION
1. Batsman of the Year: Jason Sinclair
2. Bowler of the Year and Cricketer of the Year: Eon Hooper
GIZMOS AND GADGETS FIRST DIVISION AWARDS
1. Bowler of the Year: Shawn Perriera
2. Batsman of the Year: Delbert Hicks
1. Bowler of the Year: Eon Hooper
2. Batsman and Cricketer of the Year: Jason Sinclair
1. Most Promising Player: Askay Homraj; 2. Most Discipline Players: (A) Daniel Lewis (B) Devin Baldeo; 3. Most Improved Players: (A) Veramootoo Senwasie (B) Joshua Gobin
4. Fielder of the Year: Loydel Lewis; 5. Worker of the Year: Eon Hooper; 6. Most Committed Member: Plaffina Millington; 7. Most Committed Player: Dominic Rikhi; 8. West Indies Players: (A) Assad Fudadin (B) Shemaine Campbell; 9. International Century: Shemaine Campbell
10. Benefit of the Year: Eon Hooper; 11. For Long and Dedicated Service: Renwick Batson; 12. For Long and Dedicated Service: Esuan Crandon; 13. For Long and Dedicated Service: Moonish Singh; 14. Record Holder (Most Runs): Renwick Batson; 15. Best All Rounder (2012): Renwick Batson; 16. Runner-Up Cricketer of the Year: Shawn Perriera; 17. Cricketer of the Year: Delbert Hicks; 18. Outstanding Service as a Manager: Patrick Lewis
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