Republic Bank staff poses near the Concrete pitch after its construction
The cricketers of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, can now practise their craft all year long after the Club was presented with an all-weather Concrete pitch, compliments of the staff of the Rose Hall Town Republic Bank Branch.
The pitch worth $150,000.00 was handed over by Branch Manager Harry DassGhaness to RHTYSC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster after it was constructed by staff members of the Rose Hall Town Republic Bank Branch and cricketers drawn from across the RHT Farfan and Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Pepsi Under-19 cricket teams.
Foster, in accepting the donation stated that the membership of the RHTYSC junior section was expanding at a very rapid rate and management was seeking ways to get all youths to develop their full potentials. The concrete pitch, Foster stated would be equipped with practise nets to allow Club members to practice as a pair and also for coaches to conduct one on one sessions with junior cricketers.
The long serving Secretary/CEO stated that the RHTYSC, is currently seeking to obtain enough cricket gears for its junior members and expressed gratitude to the management of the Rose Hall Town Republic Bank Branch for the 6 ‘ x 40 ‘ concrete pitch which he described as an investment into the future of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation.
Foster described Republic Bank as a true friend of the RHTYSC, and stated that it was the support of corporate entities such as Republic Bank which enabled the Club to receive the historic Medal of Service Award from the Government of Guyana.
Captain of the RHT Bakewell Under-17 team Kelvon Anderson whole heartily expressed gratitude for construction of the pitch and noted that it would assist young cricketers to improve their batting against fast bowling. He pledged on behalf of his colleagues to take full advantage of the facility to make both the RHTYSC, and Republic Bank proud in the future. Republic Bank Rose Hall Town Branch Manager Harry DassGhaness stated that as a corporate entity, the Bank was committed to fulfilling its responsibilities especially in the fields of sports, education and culture.
The Bank, he noted was pleased to be associated with the RHTYSC, an organisation which has an outstanding track record of achievements. He also praised the joint effort of both his staff and Club’s cricketers in constructing the project in the shortest possible time.