Tuesday 14 August 2007 

The Prince’s Trust Visit The Riverside

A group of students from the Durham branch of The Prince’s Trust visited Durham County Cricket Club today (Tuesday 14 August) as part of their personal development programme. The team are the fourth group to visit the Riverside and will complete numerous activities aimed at increasing confidence and teamwork skills in the young people.

As well as taking part in a coaching session with the Club’s Community Coach the group will also had a fitness session with the Durham squad’s Conditioning Coach Mike King. Following their tour of the ground the team had the chance to quiz Durham bowler Callum Thorp on all things cricket.

The day is part of an ongoing partnership between Durham County Cricket Club and The Prince’s Trust, which has seen teams from all over the country visit local first class cricket clubs to help young people through the Princes Trust scheme.

Durham County Cricket Club Community Coach, Chris Siddell, said “We are very proud to be involved with The Prince’s Trust and try to provide the teams with the best possible experience to help with their teamwork and personal development. Cricket is a fantastic way to help bring people together and increase confidence in young people, and the whole club has come together to help support The Prince’s Trust.”

As part of The Prince’s Trust Challenge Trophy 2007, Durham County Cricket Club will host an all-star Twenty20 cricket match on Sunday 2nd September. Gates open at 12.00 noon, with play scheduled to start at 2.00pm. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for juniors and can be purchased online at www.durhamccc.co.uk or by calling the Box Office, during office hours, on 0870 389 1991.

For further information details are available now at www.princes-trust.org.uk/trophy.

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