De Montfort University took a cricket tour to St Lucia and took time out from their busy tour schedule to spend a day helping our cricket projects.
Accompanied by a number of our volunteer coaches the squad first visited our grassroots project at Bocage school. The arrival of a large team of English cricketers caused great excitement within the school: the session had been scheduled for 30 children however another 30 came to watch, even the school’s principal participated in the session! The De Montfort players were able to do fielding, bowling and batting drills before mini-games to finish. Perhaps more essentially the team bought a vast amount of specialist equipment which they were able to donate and will be of benefit to the children in the school for years to come.
The team were then taken down to our after school project at the SDA academy, where many of the players were scheduled to face De Montfort in the weekends fixtures. Here the guys were able to create more game-like scenarios with our players and really put them through their paces, leaving our visitors notably impressed with the talent on offer.
The day finished at Gros Islet Cricket Club, allowing the De Montfort player so get in a quick practice net.
We would like to thank De Montfort University for their generous donations of cricket kit and gears to our children and projects and hope to continue working with them in the future.
If you would like to find out more about our cricket coaching projects get in touch.