RHT To Host Historic Award

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), recently created history in the Ancient County of Berbice by announcing the first ever Berbice Sports Award.

The club and Noreen Gaskin, managing director and owner of Sentinel Security, have joined hands to host the sports awards, which will honour outstanding Berbice male and female sports persons for the year, along with the Berbice Sports Association of the year.

Club Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, Hilbert Foster, the brainchild of the project, stated that the award is another attempt by the RHTY&SC to identify and honour Berbicians who excel in sports over the year under review.

The presentation ceremony will be held on June 23 and sport association and members of the Berbice public have until the June 1 to submit nominations. Foster started that the main objectives of the awards are to promote the importance of sports in the lives of youths, to promote the ‘Say no to Drugs’ message, to recognise and honour outstanding sport performers in Berbice and to identify positive role models for youths.

The period under review for the first award would be January 2012 to April 2013 and the different sports disciplines that would be under consideration are cricket, football, volleyball, basketball, cycling, athletics, lawn tennis, bodybuilding, weightlifting, chess, horse racing and boxing.

Each sport organisation in Berbice, along with clubs and schools, is invited to submit nominations for athletes under their watch, while they can also submit their work programme for the review period to be considered for the group award.

The awardees will be selected by the panel of judges selected by the RHTY&SC based on achievements during the past year, discipline, role model status and support of others to achieve their own goals in sports.

Only Berbicians can be nominated and must be living in the Ancient County.

The Berbice sportsman and sportswoman of the year would each receive a trophy, a plaque and a special gift, while the sports association would receive a special trophy and a plaque.

Members of the RHTY&SC cannot be nominated even by their schools. Nominations can be dropped off at the Club Office, Area “H” ground; the Berbice Cricket Board office or DTV-8 office in New Amsterdam.

The Sentinel Security Berbice Sports Awards is the second award unveiled by the RHTY&SC in the past week with the ANSA McAL Award for Excellence launched last week.

The ANSA McAL Award of Excellence would honour outstanding administrators in sports, education and community development. The Berbice Youth of the Year Award, the third and final of its kind, will be announced next week.