Springfield Cricket Club to coach school children

Chelmsford Weekly News: Springfield Cricket Club to coach school children Springfield Cricket Club to coach school children

SCHOOL children will be given lessons in cricket by a local team through a charity scheme.

Players from Springfield Cricket Club, based in Coronation Park, will travel around primary and secondary schools in the area to give pupils some coaching in the sport.

The sessions during the Spring and Summer terms will be done through the Cricket Foundation’s Chance To Shine programme.

The project aims to develop leadership and teamwork skills to children while learning to play the game at the same time.

Ken Godridge, manager of the Springfield’s colts section, said being involved in the project in the past has been great for local children cricketers and also the team.

Mr Godridge said: “As a direct result of our coaching sessions in schools we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of young players that are attending sessions at our club.

“It has also helped to increase the profile of our club and we have forged strong links with local schools.”

For more details about the project, visit www.chancetoshine.org.

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3:30pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

Surely those who want to learn about cricket should be attending the youth squad at the club? School should be about academic work ; sport should be through sporting clubs. (School sport should be seen as a bonus, not the core of sport.)
Surely those who want to learn about cricket should be attending the youth squad at the club? School should be about academic work ; sport should be through sporting clubs. (School sport should be seen as a bonus, not the core of sport.) Jack222
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