Jan 22, 2021 Sports
Kaieteur News – Sponsorship in Guyana for sports normally last’s a few years and over the past decade most sports organisations have struggled to obtain support from corporate Guyana. On Tuesday last, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) renewed their long standing relationship with Farfan and Mendes during a simple presentation at the company’s Providence, East Bank Demerara, Head Office.
The two organisations have enjoyed a very close working relationship since 1996. RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster described the long serving sponsor as one of the main reasons why the club is widely called the best in the country and noted that Farfan and Mendes Ltd. is the longest serving supporter of its activities.
The relationship started with a donation of a grass cutter to the club in March 1996 towards the upkeep of the Area ‘H’ Ground and then financial support from 1997. The Rose Hall Town Farfan and Mendes Ltd. Under-15 team has won five Berbice championships under the name of the sponsorship and have undertaken over one thousand community related programmes.
These programmes includes cricket academies, senior citizens breakfast, youth information booklets, beach clean-up campaign, tribute to mothers and fathers, summer camps, feeding of the less fortunate, food hampers project, tribute to heroes, medical outreaches, Say No/Say Yes campaign, mash parade and youth inspirational forums.
The team has also produced dozens of players who have gone on to represent Berbice, Guyana and the West Indies. Among the players produced are Assad Fudadin, Royston Crandon, Delbert Hicks, Dominic Rikhi, Abdel Fudadin, Khemraj Mahadeo, Murphy LaRose, Kelvon Anderson, Junior Williams, Shawn Perriera, Slyus Tyndall, Matthew Pottaya, Jonathan Rampersaud, Jeremy Sandia, Christopher Deroop, Chanderpaul Govindra, Mahendra Gopilall, Shemaine Campbelle, Sheneta Grimmond and Shabaki Gajnabi.
Fudadin, Crandon, Anderson, Campbelle, Grimmond and Gajnabi have all gone on to represent the West Indies at different levels. RHTY&SC Assistant Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu stated that the 25-year relationship has touched and changed the lives of countless persons on the cricket field, in the class room and in their homes.
The company over the years has also co-sponsored the club’s annual youth magazines, cricket academy, summer camp, charity programme, Christmas village, Say No/Say Yes campaign and youth information booklet among numerous other activities.
Naidu reassured the company management that the club would continue to uphold its high standards in 2021 and would always strive to be the best on and off the field of play. The team would be led by Raphael Fraser with Raj Tika as his deputy in 2021
Long serving club executive Ravinranauth Kissoonlall is theMmanager while Tyrone Pottaya is his deputy. The team would also complete 60 community projects under the sponsorship during the year.
Farfan and Mendes Marketing Executive Onai Vasconcellos hailed the outstanding work of the club over the years and noted that his company was delighted to be associated with the RHTY&SC.
Vasconcellos noted that the relationship has lasted for so long because the club has been outstanding representatives of his company’s brand on and off the cricket field.
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