Fri, 13th November 2015

Croft and Clark test their skills against local young people


As Lancashire County Cricket Club’s men’s first team players report in for pre-season training, 2 players are taking time out to visit the next generation of sports stars in local schools.

Tuesday 17th November sees Steven Croft visit Stretford High School to sharpen his skills against Year 10 and 11 pupils, initially outside in the nets and then in a special cricket lesson for pupils selected by the school.

Jordan Clark will get his chance to share his cricketing knowledge with Year 7 pupils at Altrincham College of Arts on the previous day, but not before he gets a chance to test his skills at dodgeball!

Both activities form part of the LCCC Foundation’s Sporting Foundations for Life project, which over the last 18 months has worked with almost 4000 young people in a range of sports from traditional sports such as football, rugby and basketball, to alternative activities such as Thai Boxing and parkour/free running.

Commenting on the 2 events, Howard Shore, SF4L Project Manager said, ‘The visits have generated a real buzz over the last couple of weeks.  Our project’s aim is to inspire young people to take part in sport in a weekly basis and being able to have something different to reward their dedication really helps.’
Lancashire County Cricket Club Foundation is the charitable arm of the Club and aims to ‘Inspire Communities through Cricket’.

Sporting Foundations for Life (SF4L) is a Sport England funded project led by the Foundation, which aims to provide community-focused sporting opportunities for 14-25 year-olds to increase once-a-week participation levels in sporting activities.  Salford Red Devils, Trafford Housing Trust, and City West Housing Trust in Salford, are key partners and supporters of the project.

For more information on our Sporting Foundation for Life Project, please contact Howard Shore on 0161 868 6850 or email
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