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Llangennech Cricket Club receive SwansAid grant

Llangennech Cricket Club were this week presented with a grant of £1,980.75 courtesy of SwansAid.

Founded in 1881, Llangennech Cricket Club recognises the importance of developing young talent and as well as having an impressive youth set-up, their junior section were founding members of the South Wales Junior Cricket League.

This dedication to developing the talent of tomorrow was what saw their SwansAid bid succeed and has attracted a wealth of youngsters to the club.

To cater for the increase in demand, Llangennech paid for an additional five Level 2 Junior Coaches, as well as a Junior Coach Support Worker to be trained by Cricket Wales. This however came at a cost.

“Despite the additional coaching resources and enthusiasm of these volunteers, all of the above has put a strain on our junior training and playing equipment,” said Mike Lloyd, Llangennech Cricket Club’s Junior Organiser. “Lack of training equipment means that training sessions may not be as interesting and productive as they could be and ultimately some kids are lost to the game due to this. Lack of club playing equipment means that kids whose parents cannot afford the individual cost are lost to the game.

“SwansAid’s help in purchasing additional training and playing equipment means that we can run higher quality, more interesting and more productive practice sessions, for more children, more often.

“Ultimately, this means that we will attract and retain even more kids. Furthermore, the ability to provide shared club equipment during training and on match days means that children who would otherwise leave the game, or perhaps never even try the game, are more likely to give it a go without their parents being put off on grounds of affordability,” he continued.

It is hoped therefore that the funds provided to the club by SwansAid, will help them to achieve these aims and provide for their numerous youth sides.

To find out more about SwansAid, please email Helen@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk


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