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England women captain Charlotte Edwards, pictured, and Caroline Atkins will lead training sessions and host workshops at several Sussex schools next month as part of the Chance to Shine project

England women duo Charlotte Edwards and Caroline Atkins will visit several Sussex schools next month to continue their roles as coaching ambassadors for the Chance to Shine project.

Captain Edwards and batsman Caroline Atkins, who has today been named as the England academy skipper for the tour to South Africa, will be leading training sessions and hosting workshops for county junior squads.

The pair will visit the region on March 13 and 14 with a range of activities planned throughout the two days to pass on their knowledge to aspiring young cricketers.

Director of the Sussex Women's Cricket Association Charlotte Burton said: “We are very lucky to have Charlotte Edwards, England captain and Sussex captain Caroline Atkins, working in Sussex for two days to inspire our young cricketers of the future.

“It is a great opportunity for them to visit schools where clubs are starting up a girls section this year to hopefully infuse and inspire those youngsters to join that club.

“They will also work with our county junior squads, through a number of workshops and coaching sessions, where they will gain a wealth of knowledge to take with them, to use when the season begins.”