by Rhea St John
The Tevin Robertson Cricket Foundation (T.R.C.F)
This foundation is dedicated to the memory of Tevin Kerron Robertson, the Under-19 cricketer who’s life was cut short due to a vehicular accident in South Trinidad. The 19 year old left-arm fast bowler represented T&T in the regional under 19 cricket tournament in Barbados last year.
The Tevin Robertson Cricket Foundation (T.R.C.F) was formed in order to ensure that his and the names of so many other young people, whose lives were lost way too soon, lives on.
It is meant to be a source of comfort to parents and loved ones and to provide support, to educate, and to refer to other relevant bodies where necessary. Tevin was an aspiring cricketer with big dreams, he will always be remembered as a model young man who had the ability to touch the hearts of those he came in contact with.
Here is an account of Tevin from his cousin:
Tevin was an inspiration to many, a humble, respectful young man, with a passion for life and cricket.He represented Trinidad and Tobago in Barbados and played with Trinidad and Tobago Under 19 Team, Powergen Cricket Club, Moosai Cricket Club and at the time of his death he was training with Trinidad and Tobago Senior Cricket Team.
We have lost many young people in our society to drugs, alcohol and criminal activity, but we remember Tevin Kerron Robertson as one of those intent on making a positive difference. He made more of a difference and touched more lives than many people make in a lifetime.
The mission of the Tevin Robertson Cricket Foundation is to empower young people to achieve significance in life through cricket. The (T.R.C.F) is guided by the core values of effective communication, mutual respect, tolerance, and appropriate expectations.
- Effective communication :The development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills will provide access to opportunities for growth and development
- Mutual respect : Valuing the opinion and contribution of each person regardless of differences (social standing, educational background, ethnicity) so that community spirit necessary to team effort would prevail
- Tolerance : Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of others without placing blame and being willing to acknowledge individual differences while having similar goals
- Appropriate expectations : Forming and communicating expectations appropriate to the cognitive, emotional and physical development of each person as an individual while providing the climate necessary for intellectual and moral/ ethical growth.
The Tevin Kerron RobertsonCricket Foundation’s is dedicated to shaping future generations by empowering young sportsmen to achieve their fullest potential and life’s significance both on and off the field.