The large training hall of the St. Francis Community Developers was almost filled to capacity as Guyana’s leading youth and sports club, the Rose
Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS held a gala 29th Annual Award Ceremony. A total of $2.5M worth of trophies, medals, framed certificates, prizes and donations were shared out to dozens of Club Members, Cricket Clubs, Youths, Medical Personnel, Retired Teachers, outstanding Teachers and Students, Law Enforcement Officers and deserving members of the public. Among the prizes shared out were cell phones, smart phones, Gold rings, smart watches, gold medallions, designer clothing, electrical equipment, household and kitchen items, food hampers, cricket bats, sport gears, cosmetics, hampers, educational materials and designer watches among others.
Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that the Award Ceremony is hosted every year to recognise and honour outstanding Club Members who excel during the past calendar year and to encourage all RHTYSC Members to always strive for excellence. The Club, during the three hour ceremony, also honoured sixteen Medical Personnel, four Retired Teachers, four outstanding Law Enforcement Officers, eight Teachers of the Year, eight Students of the Year and presented its highest award “The Dolphin Award of Excellence” to five outstanding Guyanese.
The long standing Secretary/CEO in a comprehensive report stated that the Club in 2018 completed a record 718 activities and was very successful on the cricket field. The ten cricket teams of the club over the last fourteen months has won a total of fifteen cricket tournaments including Pepsi 50-Overs, Busta
Champion of Champions 40-Overs, New York Business Group Under-19, New Building Society 40-Over Second Division, Patron’s Cup 10/10 and Raffik Construction 100 Balls Tournaments. The Club also produced a total of seventeen National Players including Clinton Pestano, Jonathan Rampersaud, Kevin Sinclair, Shemaine Campbelle, Junior Sinclair, Erva Giddings, Kevlon Anderson, Shabiki Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond and Mahendra Gopilall.
Mayor of Rose Hall Town and Town Clerk Natasha Griffith both hailed the Rose Hall To
wn Youth & Sports Club, MS as a proud symbol of the Township and hailed the positive impact the Club has made in the lives of residents in Guyana’s smallest Township. Regional Vice Chairman Dennis Deroop, one of the five awardees of the RHTYSC Dolphin Award of Excellence, stated that the Club should be cherished by all Berbicians and be used as a role model. He pledged the Region 6 RDC cooperation to the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club on its community and youth development efforts.
Guest Speaker Jimeel Davis in a well received feature address spoke directly to the young members of the Club on the importance of education, discipline and being a role model to others to emulate. Davis told the attentive audience that success is achieved through hard work. Like the other speakers, he urged club members to continue striving for excellence and to uphold the high standard they have set themselves. Over $500,000 worth of cricket balls, bicycles, cricket gears, stationery, trophies, household items and medals were donated to twenty cricket clubs, the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association, Berbice Cricket Board, Students, Rose Hall Town Hindu Temple, an elderly resident from New Amsterdam and a Medical Personnel whose house was recently destroyed by fire.
National Player Clinton Pestano copped the prestigious RHTYSC Cricketer of the Year Award and took home $350,000 worth of prizes including a Steven Jacobs Gold Ring, bicycle, smart phone, watches, household items, electrical items, lazy boy, kitchen utensils among others. Asst Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu collected a West Indian gold medallion from King’s Jewellery World and Smart Watch after been named “Worker of the Year/Benefit Year”, while West Indies female fast bowler Erva Giddings copped the Female Cricketer of the Year Award.
The full List of Awardees for 2018 are:
Under-13 Batsman/Cricketer of the Year – Nyron Hicks.
Under-13 Bowler of the Year – Nathan Kistama
Under-15 Batsman – Christopher Deroop
Under-15 Bowler/Cricketer – Matthew Pottaya
Under-17 Batsman – Mahendra Gopilall
Under-17 Bowler – Tyrese Sealey
Under-17 Cricketer – Jonathan Rampersaud
Under-19 Batsman/Bowler/Cricketer – Kevin Sinclair
Under-21 Batsman – Kevlon Anderson
Under-21 Bowler – Keith Simpson
Under-21 Cricketer – Kevin Sinclair
Metro Female Batter – Shemaine Campbelle
Metro Female Bowler/Cricketer – Erva Giddings
Second Division Batsman – Kevin Sinclair
Second Division Bowler/Cricketer – Junior Sinclair
First Division Batsman – Kevlon Anderson
First Division Bowler – Shawn Pereira
First Division Cricketer – Kevin Sinclair
Discipline Male Player – Chanderpaul Govindan
Discipline Female Player – Mariam Samaroo
Most Promising Female Player – Sheneta Grimmond
Most Promising Male Player – Kevin Sueraj
Most Committed Male Player – Mahendra Gopilall
Most Committee Female Player – Uma Matadin
Worker of the Year/Benefit Year – Simon Naidu
Most Improved Female Cricketer – Abigail Kishun
Most Improved Male Cricketer – Nicholas Lawson/Shivnarine Ramnarine
Male Fielder of the Year – Junior Sinclair
Female Fielder of the Year – Shabiki Gajnabi
Special Award – Eon Hooper
Special Under-13 Award – Terell Hutson
Cricketer of the Year – Clinton Pestano
Secretary/CEO Special Award: Terry Pike, Sohan Harry, Tyrone Pottaya, Keith Hicks, Ravindranauth Kissoonlall, Surendra Kissoonlall, Navin Raghoo, Mark Papannah, Eon Wiggins, Elizabeth Brusch, Phil Arthur, Brenda Millington and Neville Beaton.
Additionally, the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club and official sponsor Bakewell honoured fifteen members of the Rose Hall Town Bakewell Second Division Team for winning six major titles over the last fourteen months.
Sep 22, 2019In overcast conditions at the Everest located a ‘stone’s throw’ from mighty Atlantic Ocean, day two activities in three-day Indigenous Heritage Games continued yesterday and climaxed late into...
By Sir Ronald Sanders “Hurricane Hell” and “The Bahamas is at war being attacked by Hurricane Dorian. And yet The... more
Editor’s Note, If your sent letter was not published and you felt its contents were valid and devoid of libel or personal attacks, please contact us by phone or email.
Feel free to send us your comments and/or criticisms.
Contact: 624-6456; 225-8452; 225-8458; 225-8463; 225-8465; 225-8473 or 225-8491.
Or by Email: [email protected] / [email protected]