CHANCE TO SHINE: Coaching Ambassador and England Cricketer Lydia Greenway Inspires Kids in Sussex02-Dec-2013
Sussex were very lucky to have England Woman's batsman, Lydia Greenway visit Sussex for two days as part of her role as a Coaching Ambassador for Chance to Shine.
Lydia visited a number of schools in Sussex where she inspired a number of girls and boys to take up cricket through assemblies and coaching sessions, as well as promoting the local cricket clubs in the area.
The first days Lydia visited Robertsbridge Community College, the smallest secondary school in Sussex, where she coached the girls in year 8, 9 and 10, working on their catching skills as well as playing a game of indoor cricket with them.
In the evening Lydia worked with the Sussex under 13 girls at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, where she did a specialist fielding session with the girls.
The second day, Lydia started at St Lawrence Primary School in Hurstpierpoint where she took an assembly for 200 kids showing a DVD of the England Woman's Ashes win as well as telling them her cricketing career, along with promoting the new girls section at Hurstpierpoint College.
Lydia travelled to St John the Baptist Primary School in Findon where she spoke to the year 5 and year 6 girls about how she started playing cricket and how she became an England cricketer as well as promoting the local club, Findon CC.
The final visit for Lydia was in Selsey, who have started a Women & Girls section, and Lydia visited Seal Primary Academy to help promote the club by taking an assembly, a coaching session to some of the children and visiting all the classes.
Sussex Women & Girls Community Coach, Charlotte Burton said, "Lydia's visit will hopefully have a huge impact on girls cricket in Sussex and infused them to play cricket at their local cricket club. Having England cricketers as Chance to Shane ambassadors helps the game further as girls have players to look up too as role models and see that they are just normal people who enjoy playing cricket."