RHTYSC Annual Cricket Academy set for July 11

The Cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS during the upcoming school holiday season would be hosting their annual cricket academy and the Republic Bank Sumer Camp for Grade Six Students. These two programmes are being organised by the Rose Hall Town Farfan and Mendes Under -15, Bakewell Under -17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under -19 and Intermiade, Metro Female and Gizmos and Gadgets Under-21 and First Division teams.
The Cricket Academy would be hosted at the Area ‘H’ Ground from the 11th of July to the 23rd from 9AM to 1PM daily. The academy would be conducted by experienced cricket coach Winston Smith with assistance from former national players and Berbice Under -19 Coach Delbert Hicks and Berbice Senior Player Eon Hooper. Secretary/CEO of the RHTYSC, MS Hilbert Foster stated that the main objectives of the academy are to produce future cricketers for the Club, to teach youths how to play the game of cricket, to get youths to understand

Hilbert Foster
Hilbert Foster

their role as a sports ambassador and to develop them into role models.
The coaches would concentrate on the basics – batting, bowling, physical fitness, wicket keeping, fielding, field placement and captaincy while the young cricketers would be involved in a total of fifteen classroom lectures on topics of interest to them. The topics would include History of Cricket, Laws of Cricket, Structure of the Game, Personal Discipline, Personal Hygiene, HIV/Aids, Suicide, Drug Abuse, Importance of Education, Career Choices and the role of a Sports Ambassador.
The Club would provide snacks to the cricketers on a daily basis while it would also provide all necessary equipment and cricket gears. The academy would cater for 120 youths and with the large RHTYSC youth membership, few places are available for non-Club members. Interested youths between the ages of 8 to 18 are encouraged to call the Club Office on 337-4562 or email [email protected] to register.
The Republic Bank Summer Camp would be hosted in the upper flat of the RHTYSC Office at the Area ‘H’ Ground. The Camp would start on Monday 11th of July and would last for a total of five weeks. The camp would be supervised by an experienced Educator and according to the Club Secretary; its main aim is to assist Grade six students to make a successful transition from Primary to Secondary School.
The class would cater for 60 students and they would be taught Maths, English A, English B, Social-Studies and Integrated-Science. Students would also be involve in lectures on a wide range of topics including peer pressure, choosing friends, classroom manners, career choices and serving the god they believe in. Students would also be involved in learning the basics in playing cricket. The top ten students from the Summer Camp would receive special gifts from the cricket teams.
Foster is urging parents of Grade 6 students to register them as soon as possible. The RHTYSC and Republic Bank would be providing all of the necessary materials for the classes.
Entrance fee for both the Cricket Academy and Summer Camp is free.