NGC Partners with TTCB to Build National Cricket from the Ground Up
September 1st, 2016 – NGC and TTCB hosted a fun day on August 13 at the National Cricket Centre, Balmain Couva. The day was geared towards highlighting NGC’s sponsorship of the Grassroots Development Programme and a skills-testing session, for the participants who participated in Phase One of the grassroots development programme. The skills testing included: drives, target bowling, underarm throwing and high catching. Also on hand were members of the national female and male senior teams. The day’s activities culminated with a fun game amongst the top participants of the skills-testing activities.
NGC has been a sponsor of the Grassroots Development Programme for the past three years and has played an integral role in the development of players who have gone on to represent Trinidad and Tobago in various West Indies Cricket Board regional competitions. This year, the company gave TT$400,000 to the programme. The rewards of sponsoring the Grassroots Development Programme were most evident in this year’s West Indies Developmental Competitions, as the Trinidad and Tobago Under-15(50 overs title), Under-17 (50 overs titles) and Under-19(3-day title) teams captured regional titles.