The ten cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS in their continuing quest to remain the leading cricket club in the Ancient County would be hosting its Annual Cricket Academy from Monday 15th July, 2019. The two weeks Cricket Academy would be held at the Area ‘H’ Ground and the Management of the Club would be targeting a total of 120 youths between the ages of 8 to 18 years.
Asst Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu, who would serve as Director of the Academy, stated that the Academy serves as the main output of cricketing talent for Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation. The Academy would be conducted by Coach Delbert Hicks in the absence of regular Head Coach Winston Smith, who is currently overseas. The Academy would start at 09.00 hours daily and ends at 12.00 noon with the organisers providing meals and refreshments to the youths. Naidu noted that the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club welcomes youths across Berbice to join the Academy as they can go back to their respective Clubs when it concludes.
The main objectives of the Academy would be to assist the youths to improve their cricketing skills, to improve their knowledge of the game, its history and laws, to promote the importance of education and physical fitness, while a lot of classroom work would be done to get the youths to understand their roles a ambassadors of their Club, Berbice and Guyana.
Among the topics to be discussed during the classroom lectures are Drug Abuse, Career Choices, Importance of Education, Importance of Discipline, personal hygiene, Role of a Sports Ambassador, Rules of Cricket, Captaincy, History of Cricket, Public Speaking and Dealing with the Media. Long standing RHTYSC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster would spearhead the classes along with some highly qualified and successful personnel including Doctors, Social Workers and Head Teachers. Naidu noted that admission for the Academy is free while the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club and several of its sponsors would stand the cost of meals, gears, refreshments, educational materials, trophies, medals and gifts.
Since 1991, the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Cricket Academy has served as a nursery and feeding ground for the success of the five times Guyana Cricket Club of the Year Awardee. The Club which won the Award in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2016 has over the last twenty nine years won over sixty major championships and produced numerous players for Berbice, Guyana and the West Indies. The Academy over the years has produced over 2000 young cricketers with over one hundred going on to play for Berbice, while over sixty has represented Guyana at either the junior and senior level. Among players that came through the Academy are Royston Crandon, Assad Fudadin, Abdel Fudadin, Eon Hooper, Renwick Batson, Shemaine Campbelle, Erva Giddings, Plaffiana Millington, Mariam Samaroo, Dominique Rikhi, Askay Homraj, Khemraj Mahadeo, Shawn Pereira, Delbert Hicks, Kevlon Anderson, Junior Sinclair, Keith Simpson, Sylus Tyndall, Murphy La Rose, Melanie Henry, Jonathan Rampersaud, Mahendra Gopilall, Dian Prahalad, Uma Matadin and Neil Williams.
Interested parents who want to register their children can contact the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club on 337-4562 or email: [email protected] Asst Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu on 643-9040.
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