Everest Cricket Club, Nexgen Golf Academy form partnership
Everest Cricket Club and the Guyana Golf Association (GCA)/Nexgen Golf Academy has joined forces to promote the two disciplines.
Manzoor Nadir, Speaker of the National Assembly and President of Everest Cricket Club, accepted a donation of cricket bats, helmets, and souvenirs from Aleem Hussain, President of the GGA/Nexgen Golf Academy.
European Union Ambassador, Fernando Ponz Cantó, National Security Advisor Gerry Gouveia, Deputy Speaker, Lenox Shuman, Chief Investment Officer of GO-Invest Dr. Peter Ramsaroop, and Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice-President, Gerry Gouveia Jr., joined Hussain.
“We welcome this partnership as it will allow youngsters from all over the country to participate in both sports, which share similar traits -focus, concentration, and discipline, a lot of cricket greats are top golfers as well,” Nadir expressed.
He further noted, “Aleem and I grew up a few corners away from each other in Albouystown and we both know how sports can impact the lives of youngsters.”
The joint venture includes Honorary Membership being extended to both Presidents in each other’s organizations; a commitment to share and maintain ground facilities; joint training programmes, and provision of equipment and coaches for the programmes .
According to Hussain, “working together with the Honorable Speaker has been an amazing experience and with his vision and energy behind this programme, we are looking forward to great success. We see a perfect fit between the sports and share a similar vision so this will grow quickly and immediately impact nearly 1,000 kids.”
Golf has quickly become a new favorite sport, especially amongst women and children with Guyanese students taking golf at the CSEC examinations for the first time in our country’s history.