Youngsters bowled over with coaching

Some of the young leader playmakers at Tynemouth Cricket Club.
Some of the young leader playmakers at Tynemouth Cricket Club.
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Youngsters at Tynemouth Cricket Club took their first steps on the road to potential coaching or leadership roles as they undertook the first Young Leaders Playmakers Award.

A total of 14 young people aged 11 to 13 attended the course which saw them support more than 50 children during a four-day holiday camp.

The course involved each of the youngsters working for six hours and getting a thorough grounding on what is involved in organising and looking after other young people.

Club development manager Rebecca Ayton said: “The younger children really warmed to them, enjoying the games organised for them.

“This is the first time we have run such a course, and it has been a great success.

“It is important for the club’s future that we engage and support our young people and the first steps of their career on the leadership and coaching ladder.

“It is all part of making our work at Tynemouth sustainable.”

The club is planning further courses during the summer holidays for both young leaders and young players.