Five local female cricketers earn Canadian college scholarships

Five local female cricketers have earned full cricket scholarships to attend and represent Keyano College in Alberta, Canada.

Aaliyah Williams, Tiffany Thorpe, Shai Carrington, Shaunte Carrington and Kaeria Holligan have been invited to continue their student-athlete careers as members of the Keyano College Huskies programme.

Williams and Thorpe represent The University of the West Indies women’s team while the Carrington sisters and Holligan compete for the Barbados Cricket Association’s women’s team

The ladies will start their journeys in Canada in the Winter Semester of the 2021 Academic Year (January 2021).

Barbados-born international cricket executive, Kirk Greaves, facilitated the engagement between the players and Keyano College.

Greaves, through his talent management firm Future Elite Management, partnered with Amanda Reifer of The University of the West Indies Faculty of Sport and local coaches in a talent identification programme, which led to the selection of the five players.

“This is just the beginning of Future Elite Management’s effort to showcase our talent internationally by providing educational opportunities for our best players,” Greaves said. “This relationship with Keyano College will provide numerous opportunities for both male and female cricketers across the Caribbean region.”

Head Coach of the newly-created Keyano Huskies cricket program, Irfan Bangash, expressed his gratitude and exalted the effort of Future Elite Management for facilitating the relationship.

“I am thankful to Kirk Greaves of Future Elite Management who helped us recruit five talented girls to play in our women’s team, starting January 2021. These girls will help our programme grow and strengthen the women’s cricket team,” Coach Bangash said.

Coach Bangash also confirmed the Keyano Huskies Cricket programme’s intention to engage in a long-term partnership with Future Elite Management for the recruitment of talented players from across the Caribbean region and around the world.

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