Kenroy Peters grew up playing street cricket on the Caribbean Island of St Vincent. Sometimes he and his brothers would melt down a plastic bag, mold it into a ball, let it harden for a day in the sun before belting it around the streets in their games.
When he was selected to play for the West Indies against the South Africans in 2014 it was the first time he saw his dad cry. His mum was proud her son had achieved his dream formed all those years ago while hitting melted down plastic bags around the streets.
Kenroy has already made a huge impact as our Junior Coach over the last season. We've watched girls and boys blossom with confidence as a result of his positive, encouraging and insightful coaching.
We need your support to secure Kenroy as senior head and junior coach for two years.
If you ask him why he's so positive Kenroy will laugh and say: "My mother always told me that if you help people, your blessings will multiply".
We've seen first hand the pleasure our male and female players get when they are given guidance by Kenroy and a once impossible skill becomes a natural part of their game. It's fantastic to see.
We asked some of our young players to tell us what they thought of Kenroy as a coach, this is what they told us:
If we can secure Kenroy as Senior and Junior Head coach over the next two years he'll help us deliver key club outcomes:
We can only hope to recruit a coach of the quality of Kenroy Peters because of your support.
Right now we're in the process of sponsoring a visa application for Kenroy and have engaged a migration agent to support us. We're confident Kenroy will get his visa, but in these matters there is always some uncertainty. If the unexpected happens and a visa isn't granted by the Australian Government all funds raised will still be used to support coaching of YPCC's senior and junior teams.
Through YPCC's fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, donations to this vital program are tax-deductible. So please show your support by donating today!