Tucber Park and Rose Hall Canje Community Centre, two top cricket clubs in the New Amsterdam (NA)/Canje area received recognition for the work they have been doing in the region.
The recognition, in the form of plaques from the Rotary Club of New Amsterdam were presented to the coaches of the clubs, the Rose Hall Canje trio of Balram Samaroo, Seon Hetmyer and Ameer Rahaman and the Tucber Park’s coaching duo of Orlando Tanner and Floyd Benjamin.
Additionally, the Rotary Club provided information from its childhood obesity prevention programme while the clubs and coaches were also rewarded with cricket necessities.
President of the Rotary Club of New Amsterdam, Rafeek Kasim, lauded the coaches for their continued progress as it relates to the development of young cricketers.
Kasim cautioned the cricketers and coaches that fitness was important. He also spoke highly of the international talents produced by the respective clubs.
“I want to commend the Tucber Park Cricket Club on producing fit cricketers – Shamar Joseph and Romario Shepherd. The work you guys do (coaches) go unnoticed, but we at the Rotary Club of New Amsterdam are here to encourage and support. We believe in community service,” Rafeek told the gathering of more than 40 cricketers.
Rose Hall Canje is arguably the fastest growing club in Berbice. The club has produced West Indies and Guyana players; both male and female.
Isai Thorne, West Indies Under-19 women’s captain Ashmini Munisar, Releanna Grimmond and Adrian Hetmyer are among the many talents from the active club.
The Rose Hall Canje Cricket clubs extended gratitude to the Rotary Club of New Amsterdam.
“Our club extends a big thank you to the Rotary Club of New Amsterdam for choosing us to be part of [its] childhood obesity prevention programme,” the club said in a statement.
The Rafeek Kasim-led Rotary Club also donated a water cooler and a box of red balls to the Cricket clubs.