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Cricket training for Phuket's HeadStart students

CRICKET: Children at the HeadStart International School enjoyed a cricket coaching session last week, courtesy of the Phuket Cricket Youth Academy.

Thursday 28 February 2013, 10:10AM

HeadStart schoolchildren with PCG cricket coach John King (left).

HeadStart schoolchildren with PCG cricket coach John King (left).

About 55 children aged between 8 and 14 took part in the coaching session, part of efforts by the Phuket Cricket Group (PCG) to develop cricketing skills among young people on the island.

PCG chairman Mark Ashman said children at the HeadStart session were enthusiastic and looking forward to playing children from other schools in the upcoming Sawasdee youth cricket league, which will be held at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) on Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 16.

The PCG has been rolling out cricket training to schools across Phuket, to develop skills for a regular junior cricket league at the ACG.

Students from Kajonkiet school visited the ACG in Thaland for coaching last month, and this month the PCG coaches visited HeadStart.

QSI International School Phuket

The Youth Academy has also been holding regular Saturday-morning coaching sessions at the ACG. Coach John King said the children at the sessions were now equipped with basic cricketing skills and the Sawasdee league would take their cricketing to the next level.

The PCG Youth Academy is sponsored by Property Care Services (PCS), who have funded the purchase of cricket equipment for the schools and after-game refreshments.

For further information contact Mark Ashman at chairman@phuketcricketgroup.com, or visit www.phuketcricketgroup.com



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