The Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) will be hosting its annual Summer Cricket Camp from August 8 to August 26, at the Club’s ground and pavilion on Lance Gibbs Street, Queenstown, Georgetown. The daily activities will commence at 09:00h and conclude at 15:00h.
The camp is open to any youngster between the ages of 10 and 16 years who have an interest in cricket and are looking to improve their skills and knowledge of the game.
The camp will run from Monday to Friday for just over two weeks, and will include classroom type instructions/lectures and on field
fitness and cricket exercises, and there will be presentation ceremony at the end of the final day.
Registration and attendance will be attracting a small cost while snacks and beverages will be provided free of cost.
The Club also bids farewell to Sachin Singh, Qumar Torrington and Ashmead Nedd, as they leave for England with the West Indies Team to participate in the U-16 West Indies tour. These three youngsters are products of the Club’s annual summer camp that is part of their calendar of events for the past six years.
President of the Club, Alfred Mentore, extended his best wishes to the youngsters as they embark on their international tour, and lamented that the success of these players are a testimony to the importance, need and benefits of the Annual Summer Camp.
Mentore further lamented that these players have continued the high standards set by its predecessors and the rich legacy of the Club in continuing to produce talented players for Guyana and the West Indies.
He also took the opportunity to encourage the corporate community to join in sponsoring the camp as the Club seeks to identify new talents and ensure the longevity and continuity of this great sport that we all love.
Summer camps serves multiple purposes for youths, families and communities and is a great social cohesive opportunity to keep children occupied, away from social ills, and an ideal form of getaway during the school holidays which prevents them from getting involved in delinquent activities.