“Continue to pursue excellence”
Motivational speaker Dr. Marlon Hestick yesterday challenged the region’s U-19 cricketers to continue to pursue excellence as a great cricket future could be their reward.
Dr. Hestick made the remarks to members of the West Indies Under 19 cricket team who are preparing for the WICB Regional One Day Championships which gets cracking here next week.
Challenging the U-19s to keep their eyes on the prize, Dr. Hestick declared:“You have already won. You survived the worst circumstances yet in Caribbean society where men have been under real pressure to do well.
“However in sport, especially cricket; young men continue to pursue excellence, believing beyond the difficult current circumstances, you will have a great future. Cricketers are powerful people in the Caribbean.”
“Your presence here is a celebration of talent, application, performance and importantly the endorsement by the wider community of your potential. Potential is a key word. It is related to purpose and is a God-given talent that is in you, that has to be cultivated. While you have already succeeded in reaching this level, ultimate success is ahead of you,” Dr. Hestick said.
TCL Group WI U-19 Middle-order batsman, Andre Creary thanked Dr. Hestick for his inspirational address and assured him and the host of the motivational session, TCL Group, that “the players will definitely remember the words of encouragement and guidance not only during the upcoming games but through-out their cricketing career.”
Dr. Hestick is President of the Wesleyan Bible College and has over 25 years of experience in counselling and coaching young people in youth camps and conferences in Guyana, across the Caribbean and the United States. The TCL Group West Indies Under 19 team will go against Barbados on Wednesday at the Bourda Cricket Ground in the first round of the tournament. The team will then face the Leeward Islands in Round 2 at the Providence Stadium on October 30. Round 3 is set for October 31 at Bourda where the boys will play Guyana.