THE second of two annual Scotia Bank Kiddy Cricket summer camps that commenced on Monday at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds will come to a close tomorrow afternoon with a brief closing ceremony.
The five day camp facilitated cricket development skills in batting, bowling, and fielding for Grade 6 boys and girls from District 5 – 8. The camp is facilitated by Kiddy Cricket coaches Keith Charlery, Junior Derose and David Oliver.
At tomorrow’s closing ceremony participants as well as parents will be addressed by representatives from the St. Lucia National Cricket Association, Scotiabank and the Ministries of Sports and Education.
Following the various speeches participants will be presented with certificates of participation, while the following individual awards will also be presented: Best batter, male and female: Best Bowler, male and female, Best Fielder, male and female and, Most Disciplined Participant
The camp is a collaborative effort among Scotiabank, WICB, the Ministry Youth Development and Sports, the Ministry of Education and the St. Lucia National Cricket Association.
Meanwhile, speaking at the closing ceremony for the northern zone camp held at the Mindoo Phillip Park, RommelaHunte – Prospere, Scotiabank Customer Support Officer in addressing the participants said, “The camp is a big opportunity afforded to the best young cricketers across the Caribbean and Scotiabank is glad to play our part in making this happen.”
Former national cricketer and coach for the Kiddy Cricket Programme Keith Charlerynoted, that the camp had gone well, although they did not get all the children they were expecting.
Charlery said: “One of the satisfying things is the number of girls we have coming out to play. Although their skills level is a little below what the boys have, we are quite pleased that they have the interest. They can help beef up the stock of girls we have in cricket”.
Charlery said he was really pleased that Scotiabank had given him and the children the opportunity “We as coaches, we feel happy trying to mould the future players of St. Lucia. ,Charlerysaid.We’re quite happy with that and we’d like to see other corporate entities coming on board, giving a boost not only to cricket, but to sports in general”.