DCC beat Police in key NBS 40-over clash

first_imgTHE Demerara Cricket Club registered back-to-back wins over the weekend, including an important victory against the previously unbeaten Police Sports Club when action continued in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)-New Building Society (NBS) Second Division 40-over cricket competition.DCC’s Dexter George took 5-25 against Police yesterday.DCC defeated Bel Air Rubis II by six wickets on Saturday. Bel Air batted first and were routed for 94 in 27.1 overs (Steven Sankar 4-18 from eight overs and Daniel Mootoo 3-3 from 6.1 overs). DCC, who lost four wickets in the process, reached the target in 21.1 overs.Yesterday, the Queenstown team travelled to the Eve Leary ground to meet the home team in a decisive clash.The game was important because it keeps DCC in line for a semi-final spot. The top two teams from Zone B will reach the final four, but so far, it has been a three-team race between the Everest Cricket Club, Police and DCC.DCC lost a heartbreaker to Everest via the Duckworth Lewis method a few weeks ago, so they were in a must-win position against the Lawmen to stay in the hunt.Police won the toss and opted to bowl first. It paid off with opening bowler Steven Harris trapping Joshua Persaud (0) leg before in the first over. Raymond Perez, who has been in form, then joined Dexter George, but the latter became Harris’s second victim to leave the score at 2-23.Although Perez played a few shots, he did spend some time at the crease for his 42 (2x4s, 3x6s), it was not until Ashmead Nedd joined Derwin Christian that DCC were able to wrest control.The pair added 104 runs, with Nedd hitting 79 not out. The West Indies U-19 cricketer hit six fours and four sixes in his innings. Former national cricketer, Christian, struck three sixes in his knock of 35.DCC ended their 40 overs on 214-6. Harris led the attack with 3-26 from eight overs.In the middle, Police struggled to put together partnerships. Kemol Savory, who was just selected to represent Guyana at this year’s 2019 Colonial Medical Super50 Cup, led the attack with 49 (3x6s), but he fell victim to medium pacer, Dexter George.A few other batsmen had starts, including the in-form Andrew Lyght Jr., who scored 26 at the top and Kevon Boodie (21), but George was in a no-nonsense mood as he decimated the middle order to pick up 5-25 from 6.5 overs.George’s exploits and two each from Nedd and Christian resulted in Police losing their last eight wickets for 53 runs (168 all out in 38.5 overs).last_img read more

Cazenovia, Chittenango boys tennis earn late-season wins

first_imgTeddy Williams, now paired with C.J. Monroe, won 8-1 over Paul Okhman and Ty Zych, with Joe Gesner and Andrew Peterson working together to beat Michaela Germain and Nate Hay 8-4.Then Cazenovia faced Westhill, and only got a single point in a 4-1 defeat to the Warriors, with Williams and Dan Gavilondo earning that point in an 8-3 decision over Noah Dematties and Kyle Hagrman.Two other matches were close, with Coughlin and Flannery taking an 8-6 defeat to Jackson Bradley and Ryan Rolince as Kalteski fell to Mike Ferrara by that same margin and Traian Cherciu lost, 8-4, to D.J. Caloia. Just before they both entered their respective Section III tournaments, boys tennis teams at Cazenovia and Chittenango found time to squeeze in more regular-season matches once the early-week rains stopped.Cazenovia met Onondaga last Wednesday afternoon and swept the Tigers 5-0, claiming each of the single-set matches that were races to eight games.Aiden Kalteski won 8-0 over Jake Massaro, with Teddy Coughlin taking a singles turn and topping Joe Massaro 8-2 as Liam Flannery got his own 8-2 victory over Adam Wood. Tags: Boys tennisCazenoviaChittenangocenter_img As for Chittenango, it played against Westhill last Tuesday indoors and lost, 5-0, unable to score more than two games in any of the single-set match races to eight. In singles, Nate Smith took an 8-2 defeat to Bradley.But the Bears turned around to sweep Phoenix on Wednesday, claiming one match 5-0 and the other 4-1. The sweep included Evan Edwards’ 8-2 singles win over Ryan Lange as Anthony Roberts topped Scott Barrington 8-0 and Smith handled Jeff Cooper 8-3.The other match with Phoenix had Chittenango prevailing in both of the doubles matches. Devon Hardy and Brian Schermerhorn had won 9-7 over Evan Baldini and Garrett Strang in the first match and, here, topped them 8-4 in a rematch, with Luke Dahlin and Noah Hardy routing Barrington and Josh VanGorder 8-1.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

UW’s Herbst fitting in nicely on mat

first_imgAt 6-foot-5, Dallas Herbst has a tendency to stick out like a sore thumb from the rest of the Wisconsin wrestling team.”Everybody thinks I play basketball,” Herbst said with a grin. “But I stopped doing that a long time ago.”Instead, Herbst and his rare height are fitting in quite nicely for the No. 8 Badgers. After redshirting last year, the Winneconne native is doing his best to replace 2005 All-American Ryan Flaherty — whose season is finished due to an unspecified injury — in the team’s lineup at the 197-pound weight class.”I think Dallas has done a great job as far as stepping up and filling those shoes,” UW head coach Barry Davis said. “And I think he wants to fill those shoes and he wants to be on that victory stand.”Herbst has done just that, compiling an 8-3 (including four pins) mark thus far. And he’s not letting the pressure of replacing the man who led Wisconsin in wins a season ago get to him.”Having him having an injury this year, and people are saying, ‘Oh, well, this is his replacement.’ Yeah, it’s kind of a little bit of pressure, but I think I can live up to it,” Herbst said.Success has always come quickly for Herbst on the mat. Just ask Winneconne High head coach Don Hale, who got to watch his pupil’s development first-hand.”His freshman year he started at 152, and we didn’t know exactly how good he was going to be,” Hale said. “And then the next thing we know, he’s qualifying for the state tournament.”But that freshman year was simply the opening chapter of one of the most decorated prep careers in Wisconsin high school history. After falling in the opening round of the state tournament as a freshman, Herbst moved up to 160 pounds and wrestled his way deep into the tournament, meeting up with a now familiar face to Wisconsin fans– Zach Hampton of the Badger football team, who was then a senior at Lancaster High School.”It was the semifinals, and he ended up beating me 14-0,” said Herbst, whose sophomore season ended with a record of 39-2. “It was probably the worst beating I’ve ever gotten in high school. He basically did everything I did to kids my junior and senior year to me.”Those junior and senior years included a combined perfect 85-0 record and a pair of Division II state titles at 189 pounds. That string of dominance also landed him firmly on the recruiting radar of Davis and the Wisconsin coaching staff.”He was on there real early,” Davis said. “We actually signed him in November [of 2003], so we signed him earlier than everybody else. We knew about him his junior year and going into his senior year, we knew that he was going to be a recruit for us, and we got on him early and signed him early in November.”Self-made successHerbst says wrestling at the Division I college level has been his dream since middle school and his strong work ethic allowed him to achieve that dream.”He’s one of these kids that I didn’t have to spend a lot of time with, because he had those goals set and he was going to work for those goals,” Hale said.That self-motivational quality has carried over to the college scene, where Davis says he has already established himself as a leader in just his second year on campus.”He’s the type of guy who you say things to, you say a few things to, he makes the adjustment,” Davis said. “I think that’s going to help him in his wrestling too come second half of the season and in his career, because he wants to learn, he’s willing to learn new things and willing to do what it takes to win. And I think to really be successful at the college level, if you’re self-motivated, it makes it easier to reach your accomplishments.”Taking a redshirt last season allowed Herbst to work on some of those adjustments — namely on his feet, something both he and Davis say is an ongoing process. However, wrestling unattached to a 19-2 record gave him a major boost of confidence “Coming into it, I was thinking, ‘OK, I don’t know.’ Kind of like when you’re a freshman in high school, you don’t know how you’re going to do in the new levels,” Herbst said. “Coming out of the year at 19-2 made me realize I could do it.”Brotherly loveOne constant source of inspiration for Herbst has been his older brother, Beau — an accomplished high school wrestler in his own right. In his time at Winneconne, the elder Herbst twice qualified for the state tournament, and was ranked No. 1 in his weight class during his senior year.”At that time he was probably the best wrestler in my school, in the history of our school,” the younger Herbst said. “So it made me just want to be good. I didn’t want to let my family name down I guess because he was doing so well — I didn’t want to be that guy. So I worked harder just to try to be as good as him, and I guess it’s helped, worked out.”Beau was also the reason Dallas got his start in wrestling — but it wasn’t to follow in his big brother’s footsteps oddly enough.”My brother was actually going into some meeting about wrestling and he ended up wanting to go to Boy Scouts instead, but I told my dad I wanted to wrestle, so that’s kind of how it started,” Herbst said.”A bright future”For now, Herbst is focused on one thing and one thing only — working with Davis to improve each and every day. The focal point of those efforts is improving his skill set and becoming more aggressive off the mat.”On my feet, I didn’t take many shots in high school, so I had to learn how to do that,” Herbst said. “I still need to get better on the bottom, which I need to work on.”Still, that willingness to learn and work has Davis hopeful that his young grappler will make the necessary adjustments.”I think he has a bright future, if he continues to learn and make adjustments in his wrestling style — because I know he’s self-motivated, it’s not a problem,” Davis said. “But at this level, to be successful, you have to make adjustments and learn new things year in and year out and put those adjustments to use, not just know that, but make them work and put them into your style. I think he’s willing to do that.”And, of course, Herbst’s rare size should continue to make him stand out over the next four years.”It’s definitely an advantage,” Herbst said. “There are some guys that are strong and some guys who are fast. But I’ve just got that length that just helps me out a little bit.”last_img read more

NCAA denies transfer waiver request for defensive tackle Raymon

first_img Published on September 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman John Raymon will have to wait to see the field for another year.The Syracuse defensive tackle had his application for a waiver request denied, head coach Doug Marrone said Thursday. The waiver would have allowed him to play this season, without having to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules.Marrone didn’t mince his words when discussing his disappointment regarding the NCAA’s decision. He said the NCAA has granted the waiver to players in the past, so he said he couldn’t understand why the NCAA denied Raymon’s request.“I don’t agree with the NCAA’s decision, nor do I understand it,” Marrone said. “We believe that the NCAA should’ve granted that waiver, but that’s in the past now. I’ve advised John not to discuss it. This is the last that I will discuss it.”The 6-foot-5, 316 lb. Raymon transferred to Syracuse from Iowa during the summer, but didn’t play in any games while with the Hawkeyes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the denial of the waiver, he won’t play again until at least 2013.Throughout training camp, head coach Doug Marrone said the team was working with the NCAA to get all the necessary paperwork filed and processed, but repeatedly said he hadn’t heard any further updates regarding the NCAA’s decision.If Raymon had been able to play in 2012, he likely would’ve held a reserve role on Syracuse’s defensive line. During the preseason, the coaches prepared Raymon as if he was going to play, not sit out a year.During most practices, he spent some time off to the side working with Will Hicks, Syracuse’s assistant athletics director for athletic performance, doing strength and conditioning drills to help him get in better shape.The coaches spoke highly of Raymon’s ability and potential during the preseason.On Thursday, Marrone made it clear that the NCAA’s decision to deny the waiver had nothing to do with anything Raymond did.“I will tell you this, though, that John Raymon absolutely has done nothing wrong,” Marrone said. “The fact that he’s attending college, and has survived incredibly difficult challenges in his life, is really a testament to his character and his courage.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse avoids upset against Cornell in 16-13 win

first_imgDecked in a black and red vest, one Cornell fan’s screams during open introductions rang through the Carrier Dome. His blow horn, the outlet for his excitement, wasn’t supposed to be featured much throughout the game — Syracuse has defeated seven ranked opponents this season, and the unranked Big Red didn’t initially pose that same challenge.Yet, the man’s voice buzzed regularly on Tuesday. Cornell mounted a lead against a top-five team, and after fending off a second-half scoring run, it was in a position to upset the Orange with 15 minutes left. As some fans looked his way, the man’s voice was hard to disregard. His elation — one that lasted most of the game — gradually disappeared in the closing minutes. Cornell’s bid to knock off the Orange quickly evaporated.No. 5 Syracuse (14-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) eventually rebounded from its slow start to fend off Cornell (8-5, 4-1 Ivy) in its season finale. Despite a 4-0 deficit to start and a late second-half lead by the Big Red, SU responded to win its 14th game of the season in a 16-13 win on Senior Night. It wasn’t a late-game scoring run like against Notre Dame or eight goals in eight minutes against Connecticut, just a steady recovery from its lapses. Now, Syracuse heads into the ACC championship with its best record in five years.“We had a little rust left from the weekend, so it took us a bit to get going,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “Once our offense started getting fired up, I think things were good.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textComing off a loss in which Syracuse scored just five goals against North Carolina, the intense stares and usual silence in the stick check line all season shifted to a rarefied joy Tuesday, one that wouldn’t last long. That loose attitude was met with the Big Red winning the first three draws, all off of senior Julie Cross. SU’s offense found lanes in close, but they weren’t hitting nylon. “The first three shots hit off the pipe,” Gait said. “Three in a row. And we’re all sitting there like ‘Just like the weekend, oh my god.’”Gait’s head slumped on the first and immediately turned to the other side of the field on the second, assuming it would change possession. The care-free pregame had turned into assistant coach Caitlin Defliese yelling at midfielders on the sidelines. The Cornell lead widened to four, and Gait motioned for a timeout.“We would always come together,” attack Emily Hawryschuk said, “and tell each other ‘It’s gonna happen, it’s going to come to us.’”When the 10 minutes of stagnancy came to a halt and the SU offense responded, Cornell senior Sarah Phillips slammed both hands. She had just turned the ball over, and as she ran back into the play, trying to avoid a Syracuse scoring run, the Orange rushed to the net. After the SU goal, Phillips shook off her head coach on the sidelines.By the time Hawryschuk forced the Big Red goalie in and snuck a ball past her hip, the deficit had ended just as quickly as it started — in 10 minutes. But the trademark SU scoring run that catapulted it to wins over Northwestern and Florida was nonexistent.The man with the blow horn looked to his right and smiled to the people next to him as the halftime buzzer sounded. The score was still tied after 30 minutes, and Cornell, an unlikely competitor, was holding up.“You got to focus on playing the game, not just scoring,” Gait said.The Orange mounted their first lead of the game, up two early in the second frame. On one play, Ellie Walsh slinged a shot past Asa Goldstock, but a whistle rang. The man put his blow horn on his lap, just in case it was an errant foul call. There was none. As the announcement of the score from Walsh rang, his wait to lift up his horn ended in an extended “Ellie” cheer. A comeback, this time from Cornell, still loomed.Within reach, the Big Red started to dominate Morgan Widner and exposed the open spaces of Goldstock’s defense — beating her five-hole on one-hoppers or up top when her knees bent. Tied at 11, Olivia Jensen jumped on a loose ball on the turf. Reacting faster than Goldstock, she gave the Big Red the lead. The man stood from his seat position, and shouted toward his team — who was winning again.Sarah Cooper noticed they were dodging high and in the middle, so the freshman moved up that direction. When Cornell turnovers ensued — SU forced almost a turnover every two minutes — its offense, rejuvenated with more spacing, came alive, Morgan Alexander said. “Once we settled down, then it started to come back,” Gait said. After a Phillips turnover led to a SU goal and a subsequent lead, the man quickly put his jacket on and put his blow horn in a tote bag. A 5-1 stretch to close out the game provided the dagger Syracuse couldn’t find for the first 50 minutes and saved its season finale from disaster. Postgame, the slow start, and the blame, was placed on the reaction to Syracuse’s first loss in over a month three days prior. Tuesday’s game had little meaning in the standings, but it served as a reminder that the Orange, a team that was once was No. 3 in the nation, could be broken.“That could’ve been 25 goals if we shot better from the beginning,” Gait said. “… We just had a tough day.” Comments Published on April 16, 2019 at 9:13 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

CAF Confederation Cup: Rangers Optimistic of Second Round Ticket

first_imgThe management, coaches and players of Rangers International have vowed to ensure that the team picks the ticket for the second round of the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup after the second leg, first round clash with visiting Algerian cup champions, USM Bel Abbes on Sunday.In a release from the Head, Media/Publicity department of the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Norbert Okolie, said the players are at their peak to make the club victorious. “The coaches and players are doing all they can to ensure that victory is achieved and get the ticket for the next round of the competition. Since the team’ returned from Algeria, the coaches have been working on the team with the hope of producing a perfect team to fly the colors of the club on Sunday,” Okolie said.The release further quoted the coach of the Enugu side as saying, “The game is still open but we have all it takes to emerge winners at the end of the day. By God’s grace and some luck, I believe that we shall overcome the USMBA challenge.”Also, Ghanaian shot-stopper of the team, Nana Bonsu, said, “We pray for the team from Algeria to arrive safely in Enugu but we hope to pick the ticket for the second round of the competition. No doubt, our performance so far in the competition can only be traced to the grace of God, team work and great motivation from our supporters.”Commenting on the upcoming encounter, General Manager of the seven-time league champions, Davidson Owumi said, “Victory is all we crave for and that is what we are prepared to get on Sunday. The first leg was very tough but we shall ensure that the return leg will be easier for us and the ticket shall be in the kitty. I call on our numerous fans to come out in their numbers to cheer us to victory on Sunday.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Super Falcons Round off with Sweet Win over Thailand

first_imgCYPRUS INVITATIONAL TOURNEYThe Super Falcons have ended their participation in the Cyprus Women’s Cup with a commanding 3-0 win over Thailand – one of the 24 countries that will take part in this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals.Forward Asisat Oshoala scored her second goal of the tournament in the 23rd minute to open the floodgate, before defender Onome Ebi made it two for Nigeria five minutes later. Anam Imo, who also scored Nigeria’s winning goal in the 4-3 defeat of Slovakia on Friday last week, got Nigeria’s third in the 74th minute to seal the victory. The Falcons had edged Slovakia in an interesting encounter on Friday, with goals from Rita Chikwelu (who made a brace), Osinachi Ohale and Imo. On Monday, the nine –time African champions lost 0-1 to Belgium.Nigeria had opened her campaign in the annual tournament with a 1-4 loss to Austria, but Coach Thomas Dennerby said he was happy with the team’s output in the remaining games as the Falcons continued their preparations for another World Cup appearance.“We lost to Austria but we recovered well against Slovakia, and if we had put away the chances we had after scoring our third goal, there would have been no way for them to equalize. A good thing that we won in the end.“I am happy that we were able to come here and participate in this tournament. The lessons are good for the team, just like we also learnt a lot at the tournament in China.”At the China Tournament, the Falcons lost 0-3 to China’s Steel Roses but then lashed Romania 4-1 in their second and final game in Meizhou.The Nigeria Football Federation and Coach Dennerby are presently studying a number of invitations from some other countries qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, with a view to deciding which teams the Falcons should still confront before the finals.The 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals will take place in France, 7th June – 7th July 2019.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Falcons last_img read more

THE BATTLE OF THE BADGES’ this Friday in Miami Gardens

first_imgMiami-Dade corrections officer Daveon Hall MIAMI GARDENS — The “Battle of the Badges” basketball tournament between Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and Miami-Dade Corrections will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019, 6:00 p. m., at Miami Norland Senior High School in Miami Gardens, Florida.Law enforcement and correction officers will hit the court in honor of Miami-Dade’s Corporal Daveon L. Hall, a correction officer who was tragically murdered in Broward County nearly three years ago. Corporal Hall’s passion was to mentor and serve as a role model to young boys whose fathers were absent from the household.To memorialize Corporal Hall’s legacy, ‘The Battle of the Badges’ organization has partnered with the Daveon L. Hall (DLH) Foundation to identify 25 boys who attend Norwood Elementary School to participate in a mentoring program. Prior to the start of the January 18th basketball tournament, Chief Eddie F. Denson will  induct the boys into the mentoring program. They will also receive a new pair of NIKE sneakers and an official Daveon L. Hall polo shirt.The friendly competition gives the community a chance to honor the heroes who have been lost in the line of duty. For more information about the Daveon L. Hall Foundation’s mentoring program, Contact: Barbara Drummond @ 954-417-7940 or e-mail: daveonhallfoundation@yahoo.comlast_img read more

“No Senior Eats Alone” Event on Dec. 13 for Broward County…

first_imgBROWARD COUNTY – Humana, one of Florida’s leading health and wellbeing companies, will celebrate this holiday season on Friday, December 13, by inviting Broward County senior citizens to an event called “No Senior Eats Alone” event to share a healthy and nutritious meal, and good company, without charge at Humana’s neighborhood centers in Pembroke Pines and also in Tamarac.The Pembroke Pines event will be held at the Humana neighborhood location at 10350 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33026 from 10 am to 2pm, and the Tamarac event at the Humana neighborhood location at King Point Shopping Center, 7666 Nob Hill Road, Tamarac, FL 33321.This free event to be held for all seniors and visitors, is an example of Humana’s commitment to supporting the Broward County community and raising awareness of food insecurity, social isolation and loneliness among area seniors – all social determinants of health that have implications on health and wellbeing. The holidays can be a particularly lonely time for many seniors and this event is a great way for local seniors to make friends and continue these relationships at Humana’s neighborhood locations.Humana’s Pembroke Pines and Tamarac neighborhood centers offer a variety of health and wellness classes, including healthy cooking classes, social activities and informational seminars. The programs are offered each month for members and the community at no cost.The event will feature a buffet-style brunch with a variety of healthy foods, including options for those with food allergies, with information on nutrition and healthy eating from Humana’s health educators, along with a Resource Fair for visitors.last_img read more

BGC commits £10m to fund GamCare & YGAM’s education support programme

first_img Related Articles UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Strengthening its safer gambling mandate, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has confirmed the launch of a new £10 million funded ‘education and support programme’ across the UK.The learning programme, co-developed by GamCare and YGAM, is seeking to educate 11-19 year olds on problem gambling awareness, addictive behaviours and the real-life consequences of gambling addiction.The BGC explained that the independent education programme will be delivered by the two charities, with licensed incumbents solely contributing to its funding which will be collected and distributed by the  Charities Aid Foundation.Michael Dugher – BGCThe launch will see the BGC deliver on a key pledge of its founding commitments announced last November, in which it highlighted educational support as a fundamental goal.“As the new standards body representing most of the regulated industry, the BGC is delighted to be supporting this fantastic initiative,” said Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the BGC.“Educating our young people is vital if we are to ensure that they are better informed and fully aware of the potential risks. It’s also essential that those who are teaching them are fully trained and able to look out for the tell-tale signs of any gambling-related harm and how to access help if required.”Founding objectives established by GamCare and YGAM aim to directly educate 120,000 UK youngsters. In addition, the programme aims to train 100,000 professionals delivering support to teachers, youth workers, community stakeholders and mental health practitioners.Lee Willows – YGAMGamCare and YGAM staff will be supported with a full range of educational materials, in accordance with PSHE Association, City and Guilds and Pearson quality standards.Lee Willows, founder and CEO of YGAM, said: “Building upon our five-year track record of training professionals who have influence over young people’s learning, we are delighted to be working with GamCare, the BGC and their members and our various external evaluation partners to scale our geographical reach to deliver this ambitious programme.“By training professionals who have influence over young people’s learning, we will equip these professionals with the skills, knowledge and confidence to not only deliver the programme but also highlight the age-appropriate support available from GamCare.”In the statement, GamCare and YGAM set out the following ‘shared aspirations’ for gambling education in the UK:All 11-19 year-olds in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive at least one session of gambling awareness education during their secondary/further educationAll teachers, youth workers and other professionals working with young people should have access to information about the risks of gambling, how to identify gambling-related harm in young people and where help can be soughtAll parents and families should have access to information about young people’s gambling, how to keep young people safe, and where they can be referred for help and supportAll young people (aged 18 and under) who are ‘at risk’ of or have developed a problem with gambling, or are affected by the gambling of someone close to them (e.g. a parent), should have access to age-appropriate treatment.Launching during national lockdown, GamCare and YGAM have ensured that programme resources will be made further available via video link-up.Anna Hemmings – GamCareYoungsters identified through the programme as being impacted by gambling-related harm will be able to receive seamless access to help and support from GamCare staff and via its Youth facing website– ‘BigDeal’.Commenting on the launch, Anna Hemmings, CEO of GamCare, said: “GamCare have been working with young people and youth facing professionals to deliver gambling education for many years. What we see in the classroom tends to be polarised views on gambling, and a lack of clear understanding about its potential risks. We are delighted to be working with YGAM and extending this much needed programme.“We believe that gambling education should have parity with education around other risky behaviours and the extension of this programme will help us take a significant step towards achieving that aim.” Submit Share Share StumbleUpon ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020last_img read more