The Massy United Insurance Company has continued its more than two-decade-long partnership with the Sports Division by sponsoring the 2017 Secondary Schools U-20 Cricket Championship to the schools.
The Massy United Insurance Secondary Schools U-20 Cricket Championship will bowl off on Friday, January 26, 2017 at the Botanic Gardens from 9:30 am. Eleven (11) schools have registered for this year’s championship – this represents an increase by two (2) schools over last year’s championship. The participating schools the Dominica Grammar School, Castle Bruce Secondary School, Goodwill Secondary School, North East Comprehensive School, St. Mary’s Academy, Portsmouth Secondary School, Pierre Charles Secondary School, Dominica State College and the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School, LEAD Institute and St. John’s Academy.
Massy United Insurance Company Ltd annually sponsors the championship to the tune of ten thousand, five hundred dollars (EC$10,500.00). Ten thousand dollars (EC$10,000.00) go towards the general running of the competition whilst the winning school receives a cash prize of five hundred dollars (EC$500.00).
The usual opening ceremony will start off proceedings at 9:30 am with remarks expected to come from: Mr. Trevor Shillingford – Sports Coordinator, Mr. Mickey Moreau – Representative of Mayor of Roseau, Mr. Nigel Shillingford – a representative of the sponsor – United Insurance and Company Ltd, Hon. Joseph Isaac – Member of Parliament for the Roseau Central Constituency and from the Hon. Justina Charles – the Minister responsible for Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment.
A ball-o-rama amongst the participating schools will follow the opening ceremony.
The winner of last year’s championship was the Dominica State College.