Cayton boost for youngsters

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Cayton Kwik Cricket

The children, Young Leaders and Cayton CC having a great time

Cayton Kwik Cricket has swung into action thanks to funding from The Lord’s Taverners CitiCricket Programme.

The Lord’s Taverners have funded five such programmes within Yorkshire this year and Cayton have benefited from this by being able to conduct coaching visits in the local primary schools where classes of children have been taught basic cricket and fielding and striking skills and games.

This culminated into a Kwik Cricket festival at Cayton CC where the children are encouraged to further their skills and enjoyment by attending summer camps during the summer holidays and hopefully joining the junior section at Cayton.

More than 90 children have benefitted from the coaching sessions and the festival. The local Sports College, George Pindar School, fully supported the programme and some of their Young Leaders came and assisted at the festival.

Yorkshire Cricket Board’s Director of Development, Andrew Watson, said: “ This is great chance for children from the local primary schools to come and play cricket and to keep fit and healthy. We hope to expand the scheme next year and include even more children.

“On behalf of the Yorkshire Cricket Board, I wish to thank the Lord’s Taverners most sincerely for their fantastic support from within the CitiCricket Projects for Yorkshire. It has lifted the profile immensely, increased participation and we have been able to create and sustain links across clubs and communities throughout the Yorkshire Region with Key Partners.”