“Friends journey with budding stars- Season-5” will take place at the Alexandra Park Cricket Ground in Manchester on 6th, 13th and 14th of April….reports Asian Lite News

After the hugely successful summer cricket coaching camp last year, Friends Sporting Club is gearing up to host their 5th Summer Cricket Coaching Camp for boys and girls between the ages 7 and 15 years.

The event titled “Friends journey with budding stars- Season-5” will take place at the Alexandra Park Cricket Ground in Manchester on 6th, 13th and 14th of April, (7th April at Parswood High School, Indoor Sports Hall) 2019 between 10am to 4pm.
“The aim of this summer coaching camp is to identify new young cricketing talent in our community, teach them basic techniques and provide skill development programmes,” said Seema Simon, Public Relations Officer of the Club. “We will continue to provide ongoing training and regular coaching to sharpen their skills and enable them to reach competitive level. This event is supported by English Cricket Board, Lancashire Cricket Foundation, Coaches Association, GMCL and guided by Manchester City Council Sports development officers.”

“All sessions are run by ECB qualified and UKCCA coaches,” said Philip Simon, Chairman, Friends Sporting Club. “ Sessions include, Pace Bowling, Spin Bowling, Batting techniques, Fielding, LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development), Nutrition, Health and Safety at Cricketing games and group matches. Senior coaches, ECB & LCB officials, Local leaders and Elite players are visiting us during the course of the coaching.”
Last year, following on from the Camp, Friends Club had regular indoor coaching during the winter as well, for all the trainees bringing them up to a competitive skill level. The hardwork paid rich dividends. 25 of those trainees are now playing as a team in the Greater Manchester Cricket Junior League on a regular basis for the club this year. Eight of them have been selected to play for the Manchester District Team and one of them attended Lancashire junior trials as well.
Admissions are limited to 50 children.
Age limit: 7-15 years (Both boys & girls)
The cost of the coaching camp for all 4 days will be £30

Form Journey with Budding Stars

We recruit children from coaching camp to play in Greater Manchester Cricket League for our Under 9, Under 11 and Under 13 teams. We request you to pass this information to your friends and family.

Free Open Session for Public (Refreshment will be provided)

Highlight of this year’s coaching camp will be “MIND GAMES” a Personality Development session for the children and their parents on April 7th 9am to 12.30pm at Parswood High School, Indoor Sports Hall (Coaching sessions will continue afternoon). This is a FREE session for the general public and highly recommend parents to attend (Which include, self-motivation, coping with failures, Learning from mistakes, Team building, How Cricket and other sports helps to build confidence in children, Player performance pathway etc) . These sessions will be taken by Paul Connolly (Sports Psychologist, formerly at Manchester City FC, Lancashire Cricket Club presently at England Hockey Team), Dr Solomon Shatananda (Child Psychiatrist Manchester Foundation Trust), Issac Theophelos (Motivational Speaker and author of “How to get Outstanding”), Bobby Denning (Club and Community Cricket Manager, Lancashire Cricket Foundation).



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