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CWB Trustee - Ed's Final Thoughts

CWB Trustee – Ed’s Final Thoughts

I didn't know what to quite expect joining the Rwanda team halfway through their trip. I had flown out at the last minute in order, along with Lee Booth, to ensure that BBC crew that was going to cover the project had something truly special to film, as well as giving the co-founder and trustee...
Project Leader - Ferg's Final Thoughts

Project Leader – Ferg’s Final Thoughts

Ok, I thought this would be easy. After a memorable couple of weeks, and as someone who is rarely lost for words, surely writing a few more to summarise our time in Rwanda would be a doddle and would just roll off onto the page? However, as I sit on the plane home for the final...
Day 14 - The Final Hurrah

Day 14 – The Final Hurrah

Following our previous day's exploits at Club Rafiki, which continued well into evening when having practiced our moves during the day we decided to continue it in a questionable reputable nightclub in Kigali, we woke up a little stiff and rather tired from all the exercise. As an excuse cricket coaching works certain muscles, throwing...
Day 13 - Cricket Festival and a Dancehall Cricket Coaching Session

Day 13 – Cricket Festival and a Dancehall Cricket Coaching Session

As, in theory, yesterday at Kabusunzu should have been our final coaching session – keep reading it was not – today saw us ending our official trip with a Kwik-Cricket festival and T20 match at the Kicukiro Oval. We again had the BBC in attendance filming the match, and also the ICC who were out...
Day 12 - A day in the life

Day 12 – A day in the life

Following our successful afternoon yesterday with Kagarama Secondary School, the BBC saw a coaching session which would resemble a coaching session in the UK; a large flat playing field, a cricket square and around 70 kids to coach. This morning the BBC saw what is more akin to a usual CWB session at Kabusunzu Primary...
Day 1 - Arrival and Rwanda Orphans Project

Day 1 – Arrival and Rwanda Orphans Project

For majority of the group, this is the first time we had been to Rwanda and for some the first time in Africa. The short drive from the airport to where we are staying, starting in downhill Kigali where the smell of wood smoke lingers in the cauldron at the hill base and people walk...

Final call for flight to Rwanda

Following our triumph at the CWB Training Weekend’s Inter Country Cricket Tournament, Team Rwanda aka ‘The Invincibles’, inspired by the other volunteers met at the Training Weekend and the work currently being done out in Uganda by the CWB team who headed out last week, are currently packing their bags in preparation for the departure to...