The Tom Maynard Trust has recently made another three individual grant awards totalling just short of £3,000, also bringing the number of young people to have benefited from direct financial support from the Trust to 28 since the initial awards were made in August 2012.
The three latest recipients are:
17 years old, Callum is an all-rounder from Lower Gresham, near Cromer on the North Norfolk coast, and has been awarded a grant of £1,200 to assist with his costs travelling from home to nets and training in Chelmsford, a four-hour round trip, a journey he has been making on average three times a week ahead of his first year as a contracted player with Essex.
Jamie is a 21-year-old fast medium bowler from Romford who made his Essex debut at the end of the 2014 season. His award of £750 is to help with his travelling costs and he is also one of twelve young cricketers from across the UK who will be attending the second Tom Maynard Trust Academy in Spain in February.
Mujahid, who turns 15 years old later this month, is a leg spin bowler who has come through the Cricket Wales age group squads and was part of the Cardiff club side which won the South Wales Premier League and Welsh Cup ‘double’ in 2014. He is the third talented Cardiff player to be awarded a grant by the Trust, following awards to Kiran Carlson and Prem Sisodiya last Autumn.
Trustee Mike Fatkin said:
“We’re delighted to be giving out this latest batch of awards and we hope they will help the three recipients develop their careers. All three are really deserving cases but for us it is especially pleasing to have been able to support talented Welsh youngsters like Mujahid, Prem and Kiran in recent months. These grants underpin what we do and in addition to the Academy and the various education projects we partner with others in helping to deliver we have been able now to support nearly 30 young men and women directly with their sporting ambitions and dreams, which we’re very proud to have done. We welcome applications wherever they come from. If we can make the slightest difference in helping a career then we want to do that.”