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Students from some 45 basic schools in St. Elizabeth will today (May 11) participate in a one-day kiddies cricket tournament at the Alumina Partners of Jamaica (Alpart) sports club in Nain.
Public Relations Manager at Alpart, Lance Neita, told JIS News that the youngsters would compete on five prepared pitches on the club grounds, under the “watchful eyes of teachers, parents and Alpart employees.” The winning school will be awarded the Alpart champion trophy.
The main intention of the event, he said, “is to nurture a love and interest for cricket.for the development of that sport in St. Elizabeth”.
“Of course, this tournament is not only about competition, it is also about our youngsters having a lot of fun. It will also serve to teach many valuable lessons, which will help all the participants later in life. Sports is an excellent way to teach individuals how to play as part of a team,” Mr. Neita points out.
Early Childhood Coordinator in the Ministry of Education and Culture, Monica Spooner-Bent, expressed pleasure that Alpart had once again agreed to sponsor the cricket tournament.
“We look forward to even closer collaboration in the future, as this has to be the way forward in terms of setting the stage for national development though the nurturing of the talents of our youths,” she said.
The tournament is in keeping with Alpart’s commitment to unearth, develop and stimulate the talents of young people in St. Elizabeth.