GCA Kiddies Cricket Camp Concludes

Date Published: 
17-Jul-2011
Source: 
Guyana Times
Author: 
Guyana Times Staff
One of the 27 participants of the GCA Under-10 camp receives a certificate from Guyoil representative Elizabeth Gittens, while Mark Harper (left), Quacy Nedd and Garvin Nedd look on.

The Georgetown Cricket Association’s (GCA) Under-10 five-day Kiddies camp, sponsored by Guyoil and Tradewind Tankers, concluded on Friday at the St Stanislaus College ground, Carifesta Avenue. The camp, which attracted 27 participants form the various cricket clubs around the city, taught the fundamentals of cricket in a fun environment.

The GCA made a conscious effort to target youths from an early age with the aim of keeping them interested in cricket at a time when West Indies’ results and other factors are pulling kids away from the game. The sessions were conducted by former West Indies player and coach Roger Harper, and senior national coach Mark Harper with assistance from coaches Quacy Nedd and Garvin Nedd.

Speaking to Guyana Times Sports , GCA president Roger Harper, said that he was grateful for having five full days of sunshine, and although he did not expect the kids to retain everything that was taught to them, he hoped that a substantial amount would have been learnt in an effort to see them progress.

He also highlighted that the GCA will be hosting an upcoming Under-13 tournament sometime in August and an Under-19 camp later this year.