RHTY&SC unveils 30th anniversary magazine


The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), MS, recently launched its 30th anniversary magazine by handling over the first copy to Prime Minister Mark Phillips at his Camp Street Office.

A copy of the 44-page magazine was also handed over to Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha, a longtime friend of the RHTYSC, MS.

The RHTY&SC, MS, is widely considered Guyana’s leading youth and sport organisation and is the only one to have ever receive a national award- the Medal of Service for service to the county in the fields of education, sport and youth development.

Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster and his deputy Simon Naidu served as Editors-in-Chief and researchers for the magazine, which would be distributed free of cost across Guyana, the Caribbean and North America.

The magazine was printed at F&H Printery in Georgetown and Foster noted that the main objective was to document the remarkable history of the club, since its formation in September 1990 by three-time Guyana and Commonwealth Youth Service Awardee, the St. Francis Community Developers.

Prime Minister Mark Phillips (second left) receives a copy of the magazine from Hilbert Foster in the presence of Marissa Foster and Mark Papannah

From a very humble birth, the RHTY&SC has grown into a dynamic organisation, which undertakes 700 activities annually under a wide range of sub-headings, including sport, education, culture, youth development and community.

The magazine, Foster stated, would serve as a personal souvenir for club members as they reflect on the achievements over the last 30 years.

The RHTY&SC, since lifting its first cricket title in 1992, has gone on to win a total of 98 tournaments at the different levels. A combined 105 RHTY&SC members have played for Berbice, Guyana and the West Indies at the different levels.

Among the articles in the magazine are messages from the President Keith Foster, the Secretary/CEO and the Club’s official cricket sponsors.

Other articles include Major Achievements in 1990-2020, year-by-year accomplishments, pictorial reviews, founders of the club, outstanding executives over the years, future leaders for the RHTY&SC and profiles of each of the Club’s 10 cricket teams.

Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha receives a copy of the magazine

Special articles also feature the RHTY&SC female West Indies players and other club members Esuan Crandon, Royston Crandon, Jonathan Rampersaud and Assad Fudadin. The RHTY&SC also unveiled its 30th anniversary all-time cricket teams for both male and female.

The all-time male XI consists of Renwick Batson, James Fraser, Assad Fudadin, Royston Crandon, Neil Williams, Khemraj Mahadeo, Andre Percival, Delbert Hicks, Esuan Crandon, Eon Hooper and Shawn Pereira.

The female all-time team is Marian Samaroo, Melanie Henry, Shemaine Campbelle, Shabika Gajnabi, Sherika Campbelle, Sheneta Grimmond, Jackie Singh, Nikita Toney, Plaffina Millington, Dian Prahalad and Erva Giddings.

Prime Minister Mark Phillips, who recently received the RHTY&SC highest award, the Dolphin Award of Excellence, also contributed an article on the importance of discipline, while the club’s two Youth Ambassadors Denica Henry and Marissa Foster also did articles on “How badly do you want success” and “Education and Sport” respectively.

The club also highlighted its relationship with numerous sponsors and friends. The club would like to express thanks to all the sponsors who made the 30th anniversary magazine a success, including NAMILCO, Farfan and Mendes Limited, Bakewell, Panthera’s Solution, Star Sports, Trophy Stall, HA Snacks Co. Ltd, Berbice Cricket Board, PPDI, Ansa McAl, Karibee Rice, Bounty Farm, Bissan Trading, V-Net Communications, GNNL, Baksh Travel Service and RL Rental.

Persons interested in receiving a copy of the magazine can call Simon Naidu on 337-4562 during working hours.

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