Apr 25, 2017 Sports
– Acting President hails Outstanding Work of the Club
The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS on Sunday last hosted its largest
Award Ceremony hosted by a club in Guyana when it staged its 27th Annual Awards Ceremony at the ST. Francis Community Training Centre. A capacity audience of over 500 Club members, sponsors and special invitees, including Acting President Moses Nagamootoo, Minister Amna Ally, Director of Sports Christopher Jones, Ansa Mcal Managing Director Troy Cadogan, Bakewell CEO Rajendra Ganga and Managing Director of Nand Persaud Co. Ltd Mohindra Persaud witnessed a three hour programme which included the hosting of the Tribute to Outstanding Teachers, Tribute to Law Enforcement Officers, Tribute to Retired Teachers, Honouring of Berbice 18th Test Cricketer Shimron Hetemyer, Honouring of four outstanding Berbice Cricket Coaches, while fifteen outstanding Guyanese received the Club’s highest Award – The Dolphin Award of Excellence.
Additionally the Club donated close to $2M worth of Cricket Gears, wheel chair, trophies, cricket balls, medals and finance to Cricket Clubs, Churches, NGO’s, schools, the Guyana Police Force and individuals including a national athlete. The Lower Corentyne Secondary School was also honoured as a National Cricket Champions.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster delivered a comprehensive report of the RHTY&SC from January 2016 to April 2017. The Club in 2016 successfully completed 453 programmes/activities, while it has completed 206 of the 500 it has set itself for 2017. The Club Secretary/CEO stated that the RHTY&SC was proud to become the first youth and sports organisation to receive a National Award – The Medal of Service. Other speakers at the gala ceremony included the Director of Sports, Club President Keith
Foster, Rose Hall Town Clerk Natasha Munroe, Minister Amna Ally, Regional Chairman David Armogan and Jimeel Davis of Food for the Poor (GUY).
Acting President and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo hailed the outstanding work of the RHTY&SC, MS and issued an appeal to others to emulate the Club across Guyana. The Acting President spoke on the importance of role models and an educated mind for youths to succeed. He praised the tireless efforts of the three Foster’s brothers for their efforts in making a positive difference in the lives of others. The Government, the Acting Head of State noted would continue to invest heavily in activities that would benefit youths, the elderly and less fortunate.
Minister Amna Ally also congratulated the RHTY&SC on its outstanding contribution to Guyana and expressed her appreciation on the efforts to assist senior citizens.
Over $1.5M worth of Prizes, trophies, plaques and medals were shared out to the outstanding cricketers of the RHTY&SC, MS for 2016. Prizes shared out included smart phones, gold jewellery, designer clothing, designer footwear, items, cricket gears, microwave, costume hampers, food hampers, ten bicycles, designer watches, two burner gas cookers, trips to tourist resorts, electric blenders, microwaves and ceiling fans. A total of fifteen cricket bats were distributed to junior cricketers of the Club, while the 2016 Cricketer of the Year Clinton Pestano received close to $450,000 worth of prizes.
Runner up Cricketer of the Year Eon Hooper also received a large collection of prizes for his outstanding performance in the Guyana Cricket Board 3-days cricket tournament. The fill list of Awardees are:
1. Farfan and Mendes Under 15 Bowler – Tyrese Sealey
2. Farfan and Mendes Under 15 Batsman – Chanderpaul
3. Farfan and Mendes Under 15 Cricketer – Govindan
4. Bakewell Under 17 Batsman – Kevlon Anderson
5. Bakewell Under 17 Bowler – Junior Sinclair
6. Bakewell Under 17 Cricketer of the Year – Kevlon Anderson
7. Pepsi Under 19 Bowler – Sylus Tyndall
8. Pepsi Under 19 Batsman – Kevin Sinclair
9. Pepsi Under 19 Cricketer of the Year – Kevin Sinclair
10. Bakewell Second Division Bowler – Sylus Tyndall
11. Bakewell Second Division Batsman – Delbert Hicks
12. Bakewell Second Division Cricketer of the Year – Delbert Hicks
13. Metro Female Bowler – Erva Giddings
14. Metro Female Batswoman – Shemaine Campbelle
15. Metro Female Cricketer of the Year – Shemaine Campbelle
16. Gizmos and Gadgets First Division Bowler – Shawn Perriera
17. Gizmos and Gadgets First Division Batsman – Clinton Pestano
18. Gizmos and Gadgets First Division Cricketer of the Year – Clinton Pestano
19. National Senior Debuts – Eon Hooper, Clinton Pestano
20. Most Discipline Male – Joshua Wilson
21. Most Discipline Female – Uma Matadeen
22. Most Promising Member – Lucas Arthur
23. Most Improved Player – Mahendra Gopilall and Jonathan Rampersaud
24. Most Committed – M. Samaroo
25. Fielder of the Year – Keith Simpson
26. Benefit Year – Keon Sinclair
27. Cooperation with Management – D. Prahalad and Sunil Madrimootoo
28. Worker of the Year – Simon Naidu
29. Special Awards – Angela Haniff, Anil Ramnarine, Reyad Rahaman, A. Seegobin, Justin Gobin, Mark Papannah, Brenda Millington, Elizabeth Brusch, Pamela Brusch and Lucy Pike.
30. Runner up Cricketer of the Year – Eon Hooper
31. Cricketer of the Year – Clinton Pestano
The Young cricketers of the RHTY&SC in a surprised move honoured their long serving Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster at the end of the impressive ceremony for his visionary leadership that enables them to fulfil their potential on the cricket field and his guidance, surprised Foster expressed gratitude to the cricketers and pledged to uphold his high standard of work in the future.
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