Cricket association offers over 1,000 bursary places for kids summer cricket camp

Lancashire Cricket Foundation is offering 1,400 children a bursary to attend a summer cricket camp.

Last year over 5,600 children attended All Stars and Dynamos programmes across Lancashire with almost 1,200 receiving bursaries. 

Parents can choose between two courses, both 60 minute sessions across eight weeks.

The All Stars programme, which introduces children to the sport and helps them make friends, is designed for 5-8 year olds and costs £30.

Whereas the Dynamos programme is all about focusing on developing the fundamental skills required to play cricket and is designed for 8-11 year olds and costs £40.

This year the club is offering 1,400 bursary places for children located in deprived areas and diverse communities.

England cricketer and Lancashire Cricket Foundation board member, Kate Cross said: “All Stars and Dynamos are brilliant ways to introduce children to the game of cricket and I’m extremely proud that my county is able to offer such a high proportion of places via our Foundation-led Bursary Programme.

“These programmes deliver so many benefits for young people: helping them stay active, make new friends, learn new skills, and, most importantly, have loads of fun.”

1st Royal London One Day International match between England and the West Indies at Old Trafford on September 19, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Every child who registers receives their very own t-shirt, personalised with their name and number, plus a range of other benefits including priority access to Lancashire Cricket tickets​ and the chance to meet players, merchandise discounts, and the chance to win money can’t buy prizes​.

Executive Director of the Lancashire Cricket Foundation, Jen Bardensaid: “We have a strong commitment to growing the game of cricket across the county. We are particularly proud of the Bursary Scheme that provides young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and under-represented groups with access to cricket.”

The courses are all designed to be fun and support a wide range of abilities, disabilities, and different learning needs.

Parents can register their children for either the All Stars or Dynamos Cricket courses at ecb.clubspark.uk.

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