Spain holds Junior cricket festival thanks to MCC Legacy Grant
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 8:06 PM
La Manga junior festival prize winners
Cricket Espana have held a number of Junior Cricket Events through the MCC Legacy grant, which provides areas within Spain funding for a Junior cricket festival.
The MCC Legacy grant continues to provide support for European member countries in the development on sport, this focusing on the junior participation rate. The legacy is as a result of the MCC’s successful tour of Spain last year, the grant is provided between MCC and ICC.
Events were held in Lanzarote, Barcelona, Madrid and La Manga with around 300 children taking part in all types of events.
Barcelona held a Junior Cricket tournament in the Montjuic Olympic site with around 60 players taking part in a 20.20 Junior tournament organised by members of Cataluña Cricket association.
In the Capital Madrid as part of Madrid CC Youth Development Program and sponsored by Cricket España an open day for juniors to introduce them to cricket. The Open Day was held on 14 May, at the Rey Juan Carlos University, Alcorcon. Activities were supervised by Cricket Espana qualified coaches and included learning basic skills with exercises and games to develop these skills.
Lanzarote Cricket association held a non stop cricket day, with batting and bowling coaching, a throwing competition with lots of different types of games to keep the children interested this was held on the 15th May at Puerto del Carmen Football Ground.
The Last event was held at La Manga club where over 100 children took part in various Cricket events which include 7 a side soft ball matches throwing and catching competitions with a hard ball 20.20 match was played as the final event of the day a planned coaching session to be held by Cricket espana group of new level 1 coaches had to be cancelled due to poor weather in the morning.
Presentations were held at the end of all events with some wonderful prizes sponsored by Cricket Travel which included Newberry Bats, shirts and other various cricket items.