Clubs, aspiring cricketer benefit from ‘Dare to Dream’ programme

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The 10 cricket teams of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS (RHTY&SC, MS) on Sunday last assisted a promising Under-15 player under their ‘Dare to Dream’ Programme and also provided assistance to the Berbice Cricket Board, the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association and community leaders in the Liverpool/Manchester area.

The 10 teams the King Solomon Logistics Under-12, Poonai Pharmacy Under-13, Farfan and Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro Females, Gizmos and Gadgets Under-21 and First Division.

Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that despite its status of being Guyana’s best, the RHTY&SC, MS is passionate about assisting others to fulfill their full potential.

He disclosed that the parents of Khan, a member of the Rose Hall Canje Club, wrote to the RHTY&SC, MS seeking cricket gear for their son and approval was immediately granted under the club’s ‘Dare to Dream’ Programme, which encourages youths to strive for success despite numerous barriers.

The long-serving club official, who is also the President of the Berbice Cricket Board, encouraged Khan to always strive for excellence and stated that all dreams can be achieved with hard work, discipline and dedication. He committed the RHTY&SC, MS to supporting Khan in his quest to fulfill his potential on the cricket field.

RHTY&SC’s Keith Hicks (right) hands over the gear to a representative of Liverpool/Manchester

The teams also donated 20 cricket caps, medals, trophies and a bicycle to the Berbice Cricket Board. The caps would be used by the Berbice Female Team, while three trophies would be used to reward the Player-of-the-Match for the upcoming Inter-county Championship.

The other 17 trophies and 17 medals would be used to honour the victorious Berbice Under-19 team and management. A MVP Trophy and an $18,000 bicycle were also handed over the Berbice Cricket Board to honour the Most Valuable Berbice Under-19 Player in the Guyana Cricket Board Inter-county Championship.

The Upper Corentyne Cricket Association also benefitted from a donation of eight trophies towards the hosting of the first-ever award ceremony for players in the sub-association. This forms part of the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association’s plans to honour its own players as an incentive to lift the standard of the game in the Upper Corentyne area.

Efforts by a group of dedicated community leaders to form a cricket club in the Liverpool/Manchester area received a massive donation of cricket gear. The donation included a bat, cricket balls, wicket-keeping pads, wicket-keeping gloves and batting pad. Cricket was once played in the district at the Liverpool Community Centre, but stopped over a decade ago.

Foster also extended gratitude for the continued support of Food For The Poor (Guyana) in the development of the game in the Ancient County.

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