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Ayrshire primary schools initiative [posted 05/12/16]
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writes, "The Cricket Development Trust Scotland in partnership with The Stanley Morrison Charitable Trust is delighted to have supported the initial phase of Cricket Scotland's new 'striking and fielding' programme being rolled out to primary schools across Ayrshire. The programme which meets the Scottish primary schools Curriculum for Excellence outcomes has been designed to be fun and engaging with great impact for both children and teachers.
"The Stanley Morrison Charitable Trust have generously funded the programme which means that twelve primary schools will each receive a set of the multi-use Cricket Factory equipment. The flexible equipment which also has great visual impact will assist specially trained teachers and PE staff to deliver the exciting new programme. Tim Morrison, Chairman of The Stanley Morrison Trust said: 'The Stanley Morrison Trust, whose prime objective is the development of youth in sport, is delighted to be involved in an initiative which will introduce more children to cricket in Ayrshire. To succeed with a programme like this needs dedicated and enthusiastic regional development managers, without their support, opportunities like this would struggle to succeed, however the knowledge, skill and determination of the managers that we have met, have convinced the Trust that this is an exciting and purposeful involvement.' Keith Oliver, one of Cricket Development Trust Scotland's Trustees commented: 'It's fantastic when a chance conversation with one of the Trustees of the Stanley Morrison Trust has resulted in children from throughout Ayrshire benefiting from this initiative.'"
MB Stanger Trophy winner [posted 04/12/16]
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Mike Stanger presented the MB Stanger Trophy to Gregor Chambers of Helensburgh CC, the trophy's 2017 winner, today. Gregor (pictured left being presented with the Trophy by Mike at a West Regional Academy session) was selected as this year's recipient by Mike after nominations from WDJCU clubs had produced a strong shortlist of candidates. The citation from Helensburgh CC supporting Gregor's nomination included the following which perfectly summarises what the trophy is all about, "The basis for Gregor's nomination is his performance on the field, the commitment he has shown to improving his own game and his overall, ongoing support to the Club, and in particular the Junior Section."
Well done to Gregor, and congratulations too, to the other shortlisted nominees, Adam Khan of Hillhead CC and Jacques Grosvenor of Stirling County CC. Gregor Chambers's name is added therefore to the list of recipients of this most prestigious of awards, in this the Trophy's tenth year.
Recognition for Ammar Ashraf [posted 01/12/16]
Congratulations to East Renfrewshire CC's Junior Convenior Ammar Ashraf (pictured right) on his "Local Hero" award at this evening's Scottish Sports Awards at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in central Glasgow. Ammar beat off stiff competition for the award from Street Soccer (Scotland)'s David Duke and Scott Glynn of Tranent & District Community Sports Club.
Cricket success at Sports Council for Glasgow annual awards, 2016 [posted 29/11/16]
Monday 14 November saw the Sports Council for Glasgow host its annual awards event in the city, in the impressive setting of Glasgow City Chambers. The evening celebrated the sporting efforts and achievements of individuals, and clubs, from Glasgow during the preceding twelve months. Cricket was very well represented at the event – with four different individuals and one club receiving either a 'highly commended' certificate or a victory trophy. Congratulations to the following on their success: Clydesdale Cricket Club, highly commended Club of the Year (Performance); Christopher Horn (Hillhead CC), highly commended Young Persons Coach of the Year; Derek Wright (Weirs CC), highly commended Community Coach of the Year; Con de Lange (Clydesdale CC), winner of Performance Development Coach of the Year; and Jamshid Iqbal (Victoria CC), winner of Outstanding Performance Senior of the Year.
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West Development Manager update [posted 26/11/16]
Tim Hart has circulated his November update on what's going on in here in the west in community development. His update was sent to clubs' Junior Convenors, and there's a copy here online.
New west region Women's Development Officer [posted 21/11/16]
Cricket Scotland has announced that Rosy Ryan has taken up the role of Women and Girls Development Officer covering the west of Scotland. In making the announcement of the new post - part-funded by the Western District Cricket Union - the national governing body said, "Rosy is heavily involved at Dumfries CC and has an extensive coaching background in both cricket and football. She has been in a role as the Dumfries Sports Club Development Officer and also worked for Active Schools. In her role as Development Officer, Rosy will be working closely with local clubs and schools to develop and deliver projects to engage and inspire more girls to play cricket. Rosy brings great coaching experience, a strong understanding of female participation, and a track record of getting females involved in sport. She is also super enthusiastic and we have every confidence that she will be a fantastic role model and fit in well with the participation team. The Women and Girls Participation Team will have a big part to play in Cricket Scotland`s aim of a 20% increase in committed participants by 2019."
Old news can be found online, in the WDJCU archive section, the Academy archive section, the RDC archive section, and the Area Group archive section. News is generally archived monthly.
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