“For the first time we have been able to offer students the ECB Cricket Young Leader Award. Dave Ellis, ECB Coaching Development Manager, has been leading 19 of our students through this optional two-day course. Students will then be able to take up selected volunteering opportunities in schools throughout Cambridgeshire.”Year 12 students on the Sport National Diploma have been benefitting from a new intiative set up by Nigel Ballard, Sport National Diploma teacher along with Sport National Diploma course team leader Lynne Little and the Cricket Development Manager for Cambridgeshire.
During their volunteering placements, students will be introducing Primary School children to Kwik Cricket.
“This will add an additional layer to their initial coaching qualification, as well as providing excellent additional information for both university and employment applications,” adds Nigel.
“Some students will then go on to take a full coaching qualification.
“This is an excellent new opportunity for students to develop their portfolios.”