Antigua & Barbuda

2017 Cricket Goodwill Tour

 

  • The twin island nation of Antigua & Barbuda lies in the Eastern Caribbean in the Leeward Islands chain. Population 103,000
  • Antigua is a developing country with a proud cricketing history as birthplace to some of the greatest cricketers of all time; Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Richie Richardson, Sir Curtly Ambrose and Ridley Jacobs.
  • Due to economic hardship, the majority of cricket loving school-aged children and teenagers in Antigua & Barbuda can not afford basic cricket equipment to play the game deeply embedded in their cultural heritage.
  • In 2017, the Children's Cricket Charity - Caribbean extended the hand of generosity delivering 28 huge boxes of cricket gear to the beautiful children of Antigua & Barbuda.  

 


1. Five Islands Primary School - Five Islands Village, Antigua

Thursday 9 November 2017

Our 2017 Cricket Goodwill Tour began with an uplifting morning with Sir Richie Richardson, Ridley Jacobs, Sen. Colin James & Tamara Lowe presenting Five Islands Primary School with cricket kit donated by Children's Cricket Charity - Caribbean. 

Antigua Broadcasting Service - 7pm News story



2. New Winthorpes Primary School - St Georges, Antigua

Friday 10 November 2017

Sir Richie Richardson and Tamara Lowe presenting cricket goodwill to students and staff at morning assembly.  



3. Piggotts Primary School - St Georges, Antigua

Friday 10 November 2017

Staff and students excited by a visit from national hero and Children's Cricket Charity - Caribbean Ambassador, Sir Richie Richardson who spoke about the importance of always trying your best. 



4. Parham Primary School - St Peter's, Antigua

Friday 10 November 2017

Caribbean Children's Cricket Charity Ambassador, former West Indies captain and wicket keeper, Ridley Jacobs delivered cricket goodwill to principal Donald Joshua. 



5. Pares Primary School - St Peter, Antigua

Friday 10 November 2017

Fun at Pares Primary School! Ridley Jacobs and Alphonsine Bleau from the Ministry of Sports presented PE teacher Michael Christopher and principal Lois Drew with a donation of cricket gear. 



6. Willikies Primary School - St Phillips, Antigua

Friday 10 November 2017

The end of a wonderfully busy day. Caribbean Children's Cricket Charity founder, Tamara Lowe presented principal Allison Ledeatte with cricket equipment for her students. 



Rising Sun Cricket Field - Saint John, Antigua

Saturday 11 November 2017

Caribbean Children's Cricket Charity attended combined schools Saturday morning competition where Antiguan schoolboy cricketers were thrilled to receive playing shirts and cricket equipment shipped from Sydney to Antigua!  

 

Big shout out of thanks to Gordon District Cricket Club, Peninsula Cricket Club, West Pymble Cricket Club, Milo In2Cricket and McGrath Foundation for donating superseded shirts and bucket hats to our Gear Collection!



Meeting with Hon. E.P. Chet Green - Ministry of Sport, Antigua

Monday 13 November 2017

Caribbean Children's Cricket Charity founder, Tamara Lowe attended a meeting with the then Minister of Sport, Honourable E.P. Chet Green in his office at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Our Ambassadors, Sir Richie Richardson and Ridley Jacobs were present as the Minister expressed sincere gratitude on behalf of the Government of Antigua & Barbuda.  

 



7. Seaview Farm Primary School - St Georges, Antigua


Tuesday 14 November 2017

Caribbean Children's Cricket Charity Ambassadors, Sir Richie Richardson and Ridley Jacobs presented much needed cricket kit to the children of Seaview Farm Primary School. 



8. JT Ambrose Public School - All Saints Village, Antigua

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Ridley Jacobs and Alphonsine Bleau from Ministry of Sports with a donation of cricket equipment to happy children. 


9. Clare Hall Secondary School - Cassada Gardens, Antigua 

Wednesday 15 November 2017 

Students thrilled by a visit from Antiguan cricket greats, Sir Richie Richardson and Ridley Jacobs who presented principal, Ashwath Azille, with awesome cricket kit for the school on behalf of Caribbean Children's Cricket Charity.  



10. Grammar School - St. John's, Antigua 

Wednesday 15 November 2017 

Sir Richie Richardson addressed students before presenting Principal Sam Roberts with Caribbean Children's Cricket Charity equipment. 


11. Ottos Comprehensive School - St. John's, Antigua

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Sir Richie Richardson donated cricket equipment to students at the high school he attended as a teenager.  Also present were Sen. Colin James, Ridley Jacobs and CCCC founder, Tamara Lowe. 



12. Buckleys Primary School - Saint John, Antigua

Thursday 16 November 2017

Absolute joy as Sen. Colin James, Ridley Jacobs and Tamara Lowe delivered cricket goodwill. 




13. Charlesworth T Samuel School - Saint Mary, Antigua

Thursday 16 November 2017

Beautiful children gave Caribbean Children's Cricket Charity representatives, Sen. Colin James, Ridley Jacobs and Tamara Lowe a warm reception. 



14. Irene B. Williams School - St Paul, Antigua

 Thursday 16 November 2017

Sen. Colin James from the Ministry of Sports addressed students during our presentation of much needed cricket equipment to PE teacher & Antiguan National Cricketer, Kofi Captain James.  



15. Liberta Primary School - St Paul, Antigua

Thursday 16 November 2017