All Saints Primary – the champions of the 2016 Kiddy Cricket Festival – were this week given top honours.
Representatives of Scotiabank, the Kiddy Cricket Programme and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) journeyed to the St Peter-based school to reward the lads for their superb performance in the festival during the school’s assembly on Tuesday.
WICB’s Territorial Development Officer Robin Parris heaped praises on the 11-member team trained by Physical Education coach Barrington Yearwood.
“The All Saints team did a fantastic job during the Kiddy Cricket Festival. The duo of their Kiddy Cricket coach and their Physical Education teacher truly moulded and prepared them for the championship. It is always heartening to see the dedication from the children and we can safely say that Kiddy Cricket is here to stay.”
Yearwood, who was pleased with his boys, noted that the programme had assisted the players on and off the field.
“The Kiddy Cricket Programme has assisted the boys significantly as cricket focuses a lot on discipline. It has helped them not only with their cricketing ability but we’ve also seen positive changes in the classroom.”
The players received Scotiabank gift packs, which also included branded backpacks. The Kiddy Cricket Festival is a competition hosted annually where 12 to 14 teams compete for the Champions title. The Kiddy Cricket Programme is a joint initiative between Scotiabank and the West Indies Cricket Board. (PR)