Scotia Kiddy Cricket launched in T&T
COUVA, TRINIDAD - The 2013 installment of the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket programme was officially launched recently at the Sir Frank Worrell Development Centre, Balmain, Couva, and this year’s programme promises to continue the good work done throughout the Caribbean.
This year, the programme takes place in eight school districts, with participation from 34 primary schools from throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
Speaking at the launch, Anya Schnoor, Managing Director, Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago saluted the West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Boards for their continued commitment to cricket.
She stated, “This partnership with Scotiabank and the WICB is making great strides in growing the sport of cricket… We would like to take this opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of the TTCB in ensuring the advancement and continuation of the sport locally.”
Scotiabank, the official bank of West Indies cricket, is the exclusive sponsor of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket.
Since its inception in 1998, the programme has been teaching children the rudiments of cricket, including batting, bowling, fielding and catching and also provides equipment and training for teachers to coach the basics of the game.
The Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Programme encourages and promotes the development of well-rounded Caribbean youths, providing cricket resources and facilitating learning through the provision of academic aids. The programme is conducted in 15 territories across the West Indies with 700 primary schools involved and over 150,000 children.
Locally, the Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket programme was introduced in 2000.
The 2013 programme involves numerous activities, including a Kiddy Cricket Festival, where the district schools meet in play-offs, a Kiddy Cricket camp and an academic component, which involves teachers delivering classroom sessions in accordance with the curriculum in Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts and IT.
The 2013 installment of the programme will come to an end in November, when a closing ceremony will be held, recognising the hard work and dedication displayed by the children and teachers.