Swardeston banking on young guns

Swardeston's youth coaching section has been boosted by a £500 donation from the Royal Bank of Scotland.Bob Annable, corporate director at RBS' Norwich office, handed over a cheque to the club at their weekly youth training night and said: “It's great to see boys and girls enjoying their cricket so much and we are very pleased to provide financial support to help develop the game in the community.

Swardeston's youth coaching section has been boosted by a £500 donation from the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Bob Annable, corporate director at RBS' Norwich office, handed over a cheque to the club at their weekly youth training night and said: “It's great to see boys and girls enjoying their cricket so much and we are very pleased to provide financial support to help develop the game in the community.”

This year, Swardeston have moved all their youth coaching for different age groups to take place on one night. The new sessions attract more than 80 youngsters each week from the age of seven to 15, with the younger players given an introduction to the game via Kwik Cricket.

Swardeston run teams at Under-11, U-13, U-15 and U-17 levels and have developed a partnership with CEYMS which sees the teams play under the joint Swardeston/CEYMS name.

Youth co-ordinator Stuart Shearing said: “RBS' contribution has been a most welcome boost and has enabled us to develop our youth structure further.”

t Swardeston coaches Richard Sims and George Walker are again running their cricket fun days during the school summer holidays, starting on Monday.

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The sessions, for eight to 14 year-olds, will take place at Hilltops, the CEYMS sports ground at Norwich Road, Swardeston and are open to boys and girls.

Sims, who played for Zimbabwe and Walker, who played county cricket for Leicestershire, are both Level Two qualified coaches.

The sessions take place from 10am to 3.30pm and run from Monday to Friday next week and from Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3. Each session will cost £15 per child per day, or £60 for a full week.

For further details and to book a place, contact Richard Sims on 07725 121107 or George Walker on 07792 713427.