GUYANA’S largest bakery, Bakewell, last Thursday renewed its sponsorship of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club Under-17 and second division teams for the 15th successive year, to the tune of $220 000, covering their participation in Berbice Cricket Board tournaments.
Secretary/CEO of the Club, Hilbert Foster, at the presentation said Bakewell has been an official sponsor of the club since 2000 and has played a major role in its development into Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation.
The second division team won four titles and the Under-17, three under the sponsorship, which has also played a major role in the development of Esaun and Royston Crandon, Assad Fudadin, Dominic Rikhi, Jason Sinclair, Akshay Homraj, Eon Hooper, Shemaine Campbelle, Erva Giddings, Clinton Pestano, Plafianna Millington and Shailendra Shameer among dozens of others.
Bakewell, Foster stated, should be proud of the role it has played in the development of Fudadin, Royston Crandon, Campbelle and Erva Giddings who have all played for the West Indies.
The veteran cricket administrator disclosed that as the RHTYSC prepares to celebrate its silver anniversary in 2015, it has started to restructure its cricket sections under the supervision of cricket manager Moonish Singh and cricket coach Winston Smith.
Special emphasis is being placed on the development of new talents at the junior level and to make sure that they fully understand the club’s formula of success – discipline, commitment, faith in God and hard work.
Foster informed Bakewell that the Under-17 team earlier in the week reached the final of the Berbice Cricket Board tournament, while the second division team started to play in the 2014 New Building Society tournament.
The Under-17 team is being led by national cricketer Brandon Prasad with Berbice Under-15 captain Kelvon Anderson as his deputy while Shailendra Shameer is the captain of the Bakewell second division with Prasad as his deputy.
Cricket manager of the RHTYSC, Moonish Singh, assured Bakewell that every member of the two teams was grateful for its support and has made a commitment to represent the company’s brand with pride and passion in 2014.
Singh stated that while the Under-17 players are confident of retaining their dominance at that level, the management of the RHTYSC has decided that the second division team would be used to blood the younger players to a higher level of the game in an effort to develop their talent.
General Manger of Bakewell, Rajin Ganga, expressed his company’s pleasure to be associated with the RHTYSC as it is, without doubt, the most dynamic and productive youth and sports club in Guyana.
“Bakewell was satisfied with the club’s representation of its brand and noted that the company would continue to support the RHTYSC in the future,” said Ganga, who also handed over $40 000 worth of trophies for the Club’s 24th annual awards ceremony scheduled for May 18.
The company also co-sponsors the RHTYSC annual review magazine, cricket academy, pro-education campaign and massive Christmas charity programmes.