The 13th edition of the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club’s cricket academy was launched on Monday with club President Lloyd Kanden challenging the participants to make use of the opportunities being offer to them.
Kanden informed the young cricketers that the club is investing heavily in youth development, according to a press release.
“The aim of the club is to make sure that the club continue to be the breadbasket of Berbice and Guyana’s cricket, while making sure that every player who represents the club fully understands his/her roles as role models and sport ambassadors,” Kanden declared.
Declaring the one-week academy open, Human Resource Manager of Guysuco’s Albion/Port Mourant estate Vemen Walter, told the participants that the academy will assist them tremendously in the development of all aspects of their game.
Walter also pointed out that the game has evolved so much over the years, and, as such, young cricketers have to be prepared for the challenges ahead if they are to succeed at the highest level.
He urged participants to pay keen attention during the academy to ensure that whatever is learnt is put into practice.
He congratulated the president and executive of the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club for organising the academy for the past 13 years.
The academy’s coordinator, Orvin Mangru, disclosed that the aim is to expose young cricketers to the fundamentals of the game and other interesting topics which will ultimately aid their personal development.
He stated that during the programme, participants will benefit from a packed programme, starting in the morning with lectures on discipline, the cricketer as a role model and as an ambassador, etiquette and social grace, importance of fitness, laws of the game, importance of education, leadership, HIV/AIDS, history of cricket, among others, while in the afternoon, they will be exposed to the basics in batting, bowling and fielding.
The academy, which commences at 08:00h daily and concludes at 16:15h, is opened to young cricketers, male and female, between the ages of 10 and 19 years old.