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Project Leader's Last Word...

Project Leader’s Last Word…

I recently read that people will only have a few truly special moments in their life. Sitting with a coffee and breakfast in front of a perfectly clear Mount Kenya on our second last day I realised what this meant and that this trip was one of my truly special moments. The second week in...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Kenya Blog Day 5

Kenya Blog Day 5

On day five in Kenya, Sarah, the baby of the group reflects on coaching, choreography and congas… So today started rather early with the daily preacher yelling at 4.30am, pretty average wakeup call really. A few hours later we were on the bus and ready for a full day of coaching. The first three schools...
Holly Colvin Blog - Day 4

Holly Colvin Blog – Day 4

Today we had the daunting task of visiting 4 different schools, having no idea how many kids there were, the standard of them and the space we had. Coaching is all about adaptability, and in Kenya this seems to be one of the most common themes, even in day to day living. 5 different stations...
Kenya Blog Day 3

Kenya Blog Day 3

With Holly taking a deserved rest from blogging duties (for one day only) team tutor Luke is stepping up to the plate… Two of the most inspiring (and tiring) days of my coaching career culminated in more than 20 coaches and teachers in celebratory spirit after achieving either a level one or two coaching qualification....
A welcome from the Project Leader‏

A welcome from the Project Leader‏

  There are just over 24 hours until we begin our CWB adventure and personally I can’t wait. The training weekend proved that we have the best team and let’s not forget that this was achieved without our star international signing. I’m confident that the group will be fun, inspiring and make the all important...
Holly's Blog - Twenty20 World Cup

Holly’s Blog – Twenty20 World Cup

It is now three days until the trip to Kenya and only yesterday I arrived back from Sri Lanka. Cricket aside, I feel Sri Lanka was a good warm up for what is to come in Kenya: bottled water, a thick spray of deet and suncream at all times. However, this did not stop me...