CWB Autumn 2012

CWB Autumn 2012

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Project Leader's Last Word...

Project Leader’s Last Word…

Holly Colvin Blog - Day 14 and 15

Holly Colvin Blog – Day 14 and 15

On the penultimate day of the trip we had our big match against the Maasai Cricket Warriors. This wasn’t under conditions we were used to as James found out when he bowled his first ball. Off the long run, he came charging in and as he bounded in to his delivery stride slid about a...
CWB Trustee – Ed’s Final Thoughts

CWB Trustee – Ed’s Final Thoughts

Touching down in a drizzly and damp Heathrow on Friday morning I could not help but reflect at the end of a mad 3 weeks. I had spent a week in Kigali with the Rwanda project to help with a BBC radio 5 documentary on CWB, I then came back for a 5 day trial...
Kenya Blog - Day 13

Kenya Blog – Day 13

On the last day of coaching in Kenya, team tutor Luke reflects on the impact the team has had in combining top-class cricket coaching with promoting powerful HIV/AIDS awareness messages. Our coaching in Kenya came to an end with a festival featuring 11 different teams – the first ever held in the area. The standard...
Holly Colvin Blog – Day 12

Holly Colvin Blog – Day 12

It was Ed and Jock’s last night with the team so there was an emotional farewell this morning. After days of no rain we were treated to almost continuous rain overnight, so an interesting journey ensued. It became particularly hairy when we came across two lorries and a minibus stuck in the middle of the...
Holly Colvin Blog – Day 11

Holly Colvin Blog – Day 11

Today was our first day of coaching in schools in the Laikipia East area. The journey was particularly treacherous as our drivers navigated us around what I would call cliff edges. They also drove through what seemed like very rough terrain, except for two mud lines where previous cars had driven. However, the navigation wasn’t...
Kenya Blog Day 10

Kenya Blog Day 10

On day nine in Kenya, seasoned CWB campaigner Jeremy blogs on maths lessons, new level 1 and 2 coaches and leopards… And just when we thought yesterday was a great day, we surpassed ourselves today. Ostriches, 34 coaches, energy, enthusiasm and a leopard – what a day! Everyone was full of beans this morning, still...
Holly Colvin Blog – Day 9

Holly Colvin Blog – Day 9

The day couldn’t have started any better. I woke up to the sunrise and view of Mount Kenya, had the best breakfast of the trip, a dry run of road, and being stopped at a zebra crossing on the way. Around 10 metres in front, a pack of about 20 zebra crossed the tack and...
Kenya Blog Day 8

Kenya Blog Day 8

  Day seven and a CWB first – coaching postponed due to live explosives.   As we made our way along the rutted dirt truck from the farmhouse to Dol Dol we encountered the British Army carrying out their final manoeuvres before deployment in Afghanistan.     In the end we were delayed for around...
Captain's (b)log week one summary

Captain’s (b)log week one summary

Having not blogged for a while I thought it was time I wrote again to give my perspective on the first week in Nakuru. The week has been incredible and I’ve again been impressed with the enthusiasm of the teachers and children we have coached. I’ve been accused of not doing much as project leader...
Holly Colvin Blog – Day 6

Holly Colvin Blog – Day 6

Today was the day of the schools tournament. There was a boy’s competition and girls’ competition, but not how you would think. All the teams were mixed except in the girls’ competition a girl was captain and in the boys’ competition, a boy was captain. After we had established exactly what schools were coming, the...
When 50 kids becomes 500 - a coaching session to remember at Nakuru Elite

When 50 kids becomes 500 – a coaching session to remember at Nakuru Elite

  What do you do when you arrive at a school ready to coach 50 kids and find 450 more sitting outside to watch? You coach them as well!   Having already coached more than 500 children across four different schools we arrived at Nakuru Elite – our last stop of the day – to...