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Hero CPL and Republic Bank team up with University of West Indies for internship scheme


The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will be partnering with the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and Republic Bank for an internship scheme that will extend the opportunity for students from the Academy of Sport Cave Hill to intern with the Hero CPL during the tournament that will run from August 4 to September 9 2017.


The students will have the opportunity to experience on the ground training in sports management as they work with the assigned CPL team members in varying departments. The select students will have the opportunity to travel with team members and work at the finals based on performance.


As part of this partnership the Hero CPL will also provide access to team members who can facilitate sessions with the selected students on areas ranging from commercial rights to sponsorship activations.


Selection for this programme is now complete and the four successful students are Joel Manning and Kyle Hinkson who will work with the social media and communications team and Shernell Charley and Rohansonn Waithe work along side the Hero CPL sponsorship department.


The successful candidates will be provided with travel, accommodation, a per diem to cover their expenses and a certificate of participation which will aide them in their future career.


Dr Tara Wilkinson-McClean, Sponsorship Manager for Hero CPL said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for UWI students to gain valuable experience and contacts working at the biggest sporting event in the Caribbean. The Hero CPL is fully committed to helping to develop sports management skills across the region and we are really looking forward to welcoming these talented students into our team.”


“Like the Hero CPL team, Republic Bank is proud to be associated with developmental opportunities for young Caribbean people.  This tournament provides opportunities for exposure to a myriad of disciplines critical to the success not only sports, but business in general and compliments our Power to Make a Difference programme, one of the basic tenets of which is the power to succeed,” said Debbie Stoute, Manager Marketing & Corporate Communications.


Mrs. Amanda Reifer, Head, Academy of Sport, Cave Hill Campus stated: “The Academy of Sport Cave Hill is extremely pleased to partner with Hero CPL to facilitate internship opportunities for our students in our sports programmes. Students will be able to apply what they have learned in the classroom in a practical and meaningful way, at an international level.


“We look forward to working with Hero CPL in the future to expand these internship opportunities to students not only at the Cave Hill Campus but across all of the UWI campuses. This initiative is timely as UWI launches the Faculty of Sport; a clear demonstration of UWI’s commitment to the further development of sport in the region. Thus, a partnership such as this aligns perfectly.”


CAPTION: Joel Manning (intern), Dr. Tara Wilkinson-McClean (CPL Sponsorship Manager), Kyle Hinckson (intern), Debbie Stoute (Manager Marketing & Corporate Communications with Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited) Rohansonn Waithe (intern), Amanda Reifer (Head, Academy of Sport, University of the West Indies Cavehill)




Since its inception in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. Over 149 million fans watched the 2016 season, combining broadcast and digital viewership, to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket. Jamaica Tallawahs are the current Hero CPL champions and the other competing teams are Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Stars and Trinbago Knight Riders. The 2017 tournament will run from 4 August – 9 September 2017. For further information visit


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