RHTY&SC, Poonai’s Pharmacy launch U-13 tournament


The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS (RHTY&SC, MS) in its continuing quest to remain one of Guyana’s leading cricket clubs has officially launched an Under-13 cricket team.

The Under-13 team is the ninth cricket team of the club, joining the Farfan & Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Females and Gizmos & Gadgets Under-21 and First Division.

Poonai’s Pharmacy of Rose Hall Town under the ownership of Poonai Bhigroog is the official sponsor of the team, which would be known as the Rose Hall Town Poonai Pharmacy Under-13 team.

Secretary/CEO of the RHTY&SC, Hilbert Foster, hailed the launching of the Under-13 team as another important aspect of the RHTY&SC’s Cricket Development Programme.

The main objectives of the Under-13 team are to expose youths to the game of cricket at a young age, to feed players into the Under-15 team, to get the youths to understand the duties of a sports ambassador and to identify cricketing faults to be corrected. Special emphasis would also be placed into getting youths to understand the importance of education and personal discipline.

The team currently consists of 34 youths and would be captained by Jonathan Rampersaud with Mahendra Gopilall as his deputy. The club’s Assistant Secretary Rabindranauth Kissoonlall would serve as the Manager, with Mark Papannah and Simon Naidu as his deputies.

The RHTY&SC, Foster stated, is quite passionate about the development of each of its members and in maintaining its proud status of being a five-time Guyana Cricket Board Club-of-the-Year Awardee.

“The Under-13 team is just another step by the club to make sure that each of its junior cricketers are exposed to cricket at a young age and more importantly understand the club’s formula of success – hard work, discipline, team work, faith in god and belief in self,” Foster said.

Foster expressed profound gratitude to Poonai Bhigroog for coming on board as the team sponsor and hailed him as a long standing friend of the club. Over the years Poonai Pharmacy has co-sponsored numerous activities including Annual Award Ceremony, Rose Hall Town Anniversary Celebration, Charity Programme, Annual Youth Review Magazine, Christmas Village and Mothers Day Programme among others.

He committed the Under-13 team to representing the Poonai Pharmacy Brand to the best of its abilities and to promote the business. The Poonai Pharmacy Under-13 Team for the rest of the year has been mandated by the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club management to successfully complete a total of 25 community programmes/activities under the sub-headings of Education, Sports, Culture, Youth Development, anti-suicide, anti-education, anti-crime and Charity.    

Bhigroog expressed happiness at being afforded the opportunity to become an official sponsor of a club that he greatly respects and admires. The impact of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club on the township has been widespread and Poonai stated that his sponsorship would allow youths to fulfill their full potential on and off the cricket field.

The proud sponsor stated that he was committed to a long term relationship as he was confident that the team would represent his brand well.

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