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Lancs support cricket degree

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Lancashire have lent their support to a degree in cricket coaching and will work in conjunction with higher education establishments to offer opportunities for young cricketers and their colleagues.

The club will work with East Lancashire Institute of Higher Education (ELIHE) at Blackburn College and the University of Central Lancashire on a foundation degree looks at coaching, sports science, the sporting infrastructure including sports development, the playing mechanics of cricket and fitness.

Joanne Almond, course manager at ELIHE, said the course will help those youngsters over 18 who wish to pursue a career in sport and continue to develop their chosen game.

“This foundation degree is an innovative and exciting development,” she said.

“It will be the first of its kind nationally specifically aimed at cricket and we are proud of the links between our organisation and Lancashire Cricket.

“The course offers the opportunity for students to train with professional coaches from Lancashire.”

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