The recently-formed Dual Role Cricket Coaching Academy, based in South Wales, is made up of talented boys & girls aged between 11 and 17 and specialises predominantly in the development of batters & wicket-keepers. All players undertake one-to-one sessions with the Head Coach, Lee Herring, and his team ten months a year, working on all aspects of their game in order to help them compete at the highest level & pursue their dreams of becoming professional cricketers.
The Academy batters (pictured) have all agreed to sport the Trust’s logo on their bats this summer. Nine of them are Wales age group internationals.
“I’m delighted to be able to assist in the development of such a wonderful group of young players,” said Lee Herring, whose son Cameron attended the first Tom Maynard Academy in Spain in 2014 and is on the Gloucestershire staff, “and it will be exciting to see them moving forward as a group. Plans are underway to sort out some specialist group sessions in the coming months and also a possible winter training camp in 2016, so there are some exciting times ahead.
The Tom Maynard Trust is a wonderful organisation and does fantastic work assisting and supporting young cricketers and we are delighted to promote their work in any way we can. It will be a very busy summer for our young players who will be travelling to all parts of the UK & beyond displaying their skills and the bat stickers will ensure the Trust’s work gets transported far and wide!
As a parent I have first hand experience of the benefits of the Trust as they have supported my son incredibly well to help him with his own cricket career. It’s reassuring to know that charities such as this are around to help young cricketers try to realise their dreams.”