Raiders running free coaching sessions at Roefield

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Newly-formed Ribble Valley Raiders Cricket Club, based at Roefield playing fields, Clitheroe,will be running free weekly coaching sessions.

Coaching for boys and girls begins next Thursday from 6-7 p.m. for primary school children and 7-8 p.m. for secondary school pupils.

The community orientated club, set up by local cricketing enthusiast Farouk Hussain and a team of volunteer ECB-qualified coaches, aims to encourage greater numbers of children to take up the sport by providing differentiated, fun sessions – all at no cost.

He said: “Raiders will provide more than just high quality coaching. We will deliver the whole cricketing package including age-related fixtures, festivals, visits to county and International matches, tours for the young cricketers, as well as offering a welcoming social environment.

“I’m thrilled to be back helping local children experience the positive physical, emotional and social benefits of the game.”

For more information, or to enrol, contact Farouk Hussain on ribblevalleyraiders@aol.co.uk or telephone 07973360320.