MCC Summer Camp comes to Wiltshire
Girls from across Wiltshire are being invited to play cricket at a special MCC Spirit of Cricket summer camp held at Chippenham Cricket Club on 8th and 9th August.
Coached by international cricketers Charlotte Edwards, Lydia Greenway and Beth Morgan and costing just £15, the two-day camp is a fantastic opportunity for local girls. Open to girls of all abilities aged 8-14, the camp will provide a fun environment to either try the game for the first time, or further develop their skills in the core elements of batting, bowling and fielding.
The summer skills camps are all part of a special link between the Cricket Foundation’s ‘Chance to Shine supported by Brit Insurance’ campaign and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), to deliver the MCC Spirit of Cricket message to youngsters.
Chance to Shine is the Cricket Foundation’s charitable campaign to regenerate competitive cricket in state schools. Since its launch in 2005 the campaign has equipped over one million of children across England and Wales with essential cricketing skills.
This summer alone, up to 500 girls are expected to enjoy MCC Spirit of Cricket summer holiday cricket camps across the country.
Ali Goddard, Camp Manager for Wiltshire Cricket said: “It’s a great boost for girls from the local area to have England women’s players to inspire them. Through Chance to Shine many youngsters, and girls in particular, are given the opportunity to play cricket in schools and clubs. The MCC Spirit of Cricket summer camps provide an extra chance for girls to play the game and are a great way to enthuse girls about cricket.”
Wasim Khan, chief executive of The Cricket Foundation, commented: “The MCC Spirit of Cricket summer camps are a great opportunity for local girls to play cricket, regardless of whether they’ve played before or not. The camps offer girls the chance to meet international female cricketers and be inspired by their passion and skill for the game whilst having lots of fun. We’re delighted that Chippenham has made the delivery of this camp possible.”
The Cricket Foundation and MCC believe that team sports - and cricket in particular - can help young people to develop positive life skills like being part of a team and learning to lead, discovering how to win, to lose and to cope with setbacks.
Bookings are being taken now at: www.mcccamp.chancetoshine.org or by calling the helpline on 01937 830812
For more information on Chance to Shine visit www.chancetoshine.org