Photo: Carlos James made a personal donation of cricket gears to the Jules Anthony Cricket Academy valued at over EC$2, 500.
North Leeward will see significant enhancement to sporting facilities in the coming months, according to Carlos James, the Unity Labour Party’s caretaker for the constituency. James made this declaration while delivering remarks at the launching of the Jules Anthony Cricket Academy at the Cumberland playing field last Saturday.
According to James, major upgrades to hard court facilities in Rose Bank and Fitz Hughes are expected in the coming weeks, which will complement the recently constructed Rose Hall Multi-purpose Sporting Facility.
James told participants at the launching that there are further plans to complete a playing field in Troumaca, while rehabilitative work is earmarked for the Petit Bordel playing field.
“We have invested substantial resources in developing sporting facilities in North Leewward. Look at the quality facilities in Cumberland and Golden Grove at a combined cost of over 1 million, the recently completed Rose Hall multi-purpose sporting facility at over quarter million and Rose Bank and Fitz Hughes hard courts will see immediate remedial works of close to quarter million dollars in the coming weeks. These new facilities, including Rose Hall, Cumberland and Golden Grove and remedial work to existing facilities are well over 1.5 million nearing 2 million dollars in terms of infrastructure development and we also have to budget for Troumaca and Petit Bordel playing fields.,” James said.
According to James these projects are part of an initiative to develop all major sporting facilities in North Leeward which will compliment the sporting talent in the area. He noted that these projects auger well for sport development in North Leeward, which has a long history of producing good sporting talent.
The ceremony also heard remarks from the area representative, Roland Matthews, Sports Administrators Miles Bascombe and Tyon Gordon, West Indies Cricketers Ian Allen and Kesrick Williams, Elron Lewis of the Jules Anthony Cricket Academy and William “Kojah” Anthony, journalist and brother of Jules Anthony.