Grassroots camp aims to revive cricket in Swetes


A five-day camp targeting boys and girls between the ages of 5-15 years is been organised in an effort to rekindle interest in hard-ball cricket in Swetes which has produced great West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose, outstanding wicket-keeper/batsman Ridley Jacobs and Enoch Lewis, rated as one of the best batsman not to have played Test cricket.

Organised by the Helping Hand Foundation, a community-based organisation which provides assistance in education, sports, culture and health initiatives, the Rival Cricket Camp takes place from Aug 17-21, 2020 from 9:30am-1pm at the Swetes Playing Field next to the Irene B Williams school.

It is targeting at least 50 participants and gear and equipment donated by Antiguan and regional cricket bodies and individuals will be provided.

In respect of the COVID-19 pandemic requirements, health and safety protocols will be in place such as a nursing and hand-washing station; regular temperature check-ups; the wearing of masks (when necessary) as well as snacks and refreshments.

Registration, which is free, has already begun and forms can be collected from any business place in Swetes; members of the organising committee: Devaughn Thoams, Tiffiny Murray, Sharon Joseph and Arden Haywood or call 786-0115.

An Opening Ceremony to be addressed by government, sports and cricket officials and personalities will take place on August 17 followed by a closing ceremony on August 21.

Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Antigua!
We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages. Your content is delivered instantly to thousands of users in Antigua and abroad!
Contact us at [email protected]