Demerara Distillers Ltd, through the Pepsi Brand, has renewed their long-standing relationship with the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC).
The relationship between the club and Pepsi started in 2004 when the popular brand replaced the Guyana and Telegraph Company Ltd as the official sponsor of the Under 19 and intermediate cricket teams.
Hilber Foster, RHTYSC Secretary and President of the Berbice Cricket Board remarked that the Under 19 team has dominated that level in the county while the intermediate team won all three county wide tournaments organised by the Berbice Cricket Board during that period.
Through support from Pepsi, the RHTYSC has been able to produce several Berbice Under 19 championships while numerous players have emerged to play for Berbice, Guyana and the West Indies.
Junior Sinclair, who was recently drafted into the Guyana Amazon Warriors team is a product of both teams.
Other outstanding players from those teams include Assad Fudadin, Royston Crandon, Akshay Homraj, Dominic Rikhi, Kelvon Anderson, Kevin Sinclair, Shemaine Campbelle, Erva Giddings, Sheneta Grimmond, Shakabi Gajnabi, Jonathan Rampersaud, Mahendra Gopilall, Jermey Sandia, Matthew Pottaya, Keith Simpson.
The two teams have also hosted over two thousand community programmes under the name of the sponsorship.
The programmes are held under a wide range of sub headings including educational, coaching, charity, medical, anti-drugs, community development, youth development, awards , social development and anti-suicide among others.
Foster committed the teams to upholding the high standard of the highest order on and off the cricket field.
The club’s assistant secretary Jonathan Rampersaud, a national junior player will lead the Under 19 team while West Indies Under 19 Kevlon Anderson, who is now a member of the CWI Emerging Players programme is slated to lead the Intermediate team. They will have Jermey Sandia and Surendra Kissoonlall respectively as Vice Captains.
Over the next twelve months, the teams plan to host a total of sixty programmes. These include the upcoming summer camp for youths and the popular Christmas Village in December.
DDL Marketing Executive Larry Wills stated that his company was delighted to renew its sponsorship with the teams as they were very impressed with their performances over the years and the positive results achieved.