Mentore charges aspiring cricketers to be well-rounded students of the game

September 19, 2020 by admin

first_img… as DCC Summer camp concludes“STRIVE to be well all-rounded students of the game”, were the words of President of the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) Alfred Mentore, instilled upon the graduates of the club’s annual three-week summer camp which concluded last Friday at the Queenstown based club.Speaking to over eighty (80) students and in the presence of officials of The Ministry of Education, Department of Youth Culture and Sport Permanent Secretary Alfred King, Mentore emphasised the need for youngsters to balance both their academic and cricketing skills in an effort to avoid being a one dimensional individual.More so, the club President explained to the graduates that their participation in the game is not limited to the field, as they are now opportunities for persons to engage in the areas of coaching, commentary,and statistics,among many more.Mentore further gave the example of the camp’s best student, Jordon Nelson, who came to the camp not knowing much about the game, but instead of gravitating towards the on-field action, he quickly became abreast with the correct scoring and the rules of the sport.Meanwhile, King,in his address reminisced on the days with the bat and ball and firmly stated that the DCC summer camp should be a model for other sporting institutions and developing sports men and women.Head coach Gavin Nedd challenged the young cricketers to build on the knowledge gained and the need to conduct self-training if they wish to reach the summit.In closing, the club President thanked all the sponsors for their support and looked forward to future partnerships for such programmes.The camp, which catered for persons from as young as four years old, focused on areas such as public speaking, health and nutrition, the necessity of fitness, the rules of the game, and as well as the technical on-field play.Several of the top performers received trophies while each attendee received a certificate of participation.last_img

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