The 2015 United Insurance Secondary Schools U-20 Cricket Championship, which is organized by the Sports Division, will bowl off on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.
The United Insurance Company has been partnering with the Sports Division for over twenty (20) years in bringing this championship to the schools.
The company 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).
Nine (9) schools have registered for this year’s championship. They are 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.
The usual opening ceremony will start off proceedings at 9:30 am where remarks are expected to come from: Mr. Trevor Shillingford – Dominica’s Sports Coordinator, Her Worship Irene John – Mayor of Roseau, Mr. Nigel Shillingford – a representative of the sponsor – United Insurance and Company Ltd and from the Hon. Justina Charles – the Minister responsible for Youth, Sports, Culture and Constituency Empowerment.
The schools will again be represented by their Champion Houses in the cricket festival that will follow the opening ceremony.
Last year’s festival champion was the Balata House of the Pierre Charles Secondary School.
The overall winner of the championship was the Dominica State College with the Pierre Charles Secondary School taking the Runner Up position.
The Sports Division is once again grateful to the United Insurance Company Ltd for its unwavering support towards the development of sport on the island of Dominica.