Sports minister offers words of encouragement to young cricketers

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNewsSports Sports minister offers words of encouragement to young cricketers by: – June 14, 2012center_img 23 Views   no discussions Share Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports, Justina Charles. (file photo)Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports Justina Charles has encouraged young sports men and woman to develop an attitude of respect, discipline and tolerance for each other and to safeguard their opportunities for development.Charles made these comments at the opening of the 2012 Quenchie soft drinks primary school cricket championship earlier this week.“One of the things that is very common is the use of our young boys and girls to traffic drugs and I am therefore appealing to you that you should not allow any body to use you and to take away any of the opportunities that are out there for you”.She also encouraged the students to be disciplined as this will assist them throughout life.“Another thing that is very important is discipline and what I mean is time management. If the game is to start at 10:00 are you there at 9:30 or 9:45? You should not be walking in at 10:00. When you begin to develop that sense of maintaining time it is going to be a lifelong experience because it will be important when you begin your career”.Charles also advised the students to maintain a level of tolerance which is of great importance.“As you play, and move around you may knock somebody and you need to learn to tolerate people because we have seen an increase of violence among young people. If tomorrow you become one of the West Indies players you are not going to stand on the field and fight because number one you will not get there, so your attitude now is what determines what will happen to you as a future sports man”.She said sports should be seen as a means of “promoting” peace and she hoped that after the students training and involvement in sports they would develop a sense of “respect” for themselves and for others.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more