Young Cricketers' Net Gains From Society
Junior cricketers’ net interest has gone up, thanks to Leek United’s ‘investment’ in their training…
Youngsters at Leek Cricket Club are now prepared for a good innings this season, after the Society helped to deliver weeks of special indoor coaching sessions during the winter.
Its ongoing sponsorship deal with the club provided 50 hours of weekend and evening training and nets practise at Leek High School for young players aged eight to 15.
Club chairman Brian Mellor said: “The winter training helps all our young players to develop during the close season, and we’ve noticed an absolute improvement in all of them.
“We have the highest number of junior county and district players from any club in Staffordshire, and the year-round training programmes we run play an important part in that. We’re very grateful to Leek United for its ongoing support.”
Leek United's Head of Retail Sales, Insurance and Marketing, Ben Gronneberg, and Sheila Kirk, Manager of the Society’s Leek Derby Street branch attended one of the club’s Saturday morning training sessions to see the junior players’ progress.
Ben said: “It’s great to know all the extra training is paying off for the club, and we wish all the young players the best for the new season.”