The Connecting Communities project, offering free summer holiday cricket coaching for young people, is proving to be a popular initiative – with over 30 attracted to each of the seven sessions to date.
The Normanton and Arboretum Park sessions are being delivered by the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Charity Reg No. 1155801), in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner of Derbyshire.
Mondays: 18th, 25th August; and 1st September.
Wednesdays: 20th, 27th August; and 3rd September
1pm to 3pm
Tuesdays: 19th, 26th August; and 2nd September
Thursdays: 21st, 28th August; and Thursday 4th September
1pm to 3pm
No advanced booking is required; participants can simply turn up and opt to take part on the day.
Participants in the initiative are attending the Royal London One-Day Cup match versus Gloucestershire on Thursday 21st August, where they will have the opportunity to play cricket on the outfield and enjoy a question and answer session with a first team player.
Cricket Derbyshire Director of Partnerships, Ryan Duckett said: “This project is using the power of sport to engage with local communities in Derby and to encourage young people to partake in positive lifestyle activities.
“The sessions are being delivered by Cricket Derbyshire Community Coaches and young leaders from Derby City.
“They include fun and easy to play versions of cricket such as Kwik Cricket, Street Cricket and Last Man Stands.
“We are very grateful for the support received from the Police and Crime Commissioner of Derbyshire which has made this project possible. We hope lots of young people continue to come along and get involved.”
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