Meet the team

Sam Ashton

I previously volunteered in May 2018 for this project as part of my placement, and it quickly became my favourite experience so far that I had done. Which is why it was so easy for me to volunteer again this year. Last year I was able to coach many children and be rewarded with their joy of doing something new. This year with my experience I hope to bring enthusiasm from day one creating the best sessions that could be delivered to the communities in Rwanda. I don’t normally travel to the same places twice, but Rwanda is different for me now and if given the chance I would volunteer there every year.

Jessica Bambrough

One of the main reasons why I wanted to be involved with the Rwanda volunteering was to share with other people the enjoyment of playing sports and learn new coaching skills whilst out there. I am most looking forward to meeting all the children and learning some new dance moves from them! I am also looking forward coaching the children and hoping ill make them enjoy the sessions we teach.

Meg Slater

I chose to go on the CWB trip to Rwanda as I thought it would be a new learning and a once in a lifetime experience. I’m passionate about sports and coaching so the trip seemed perfect and something that I’ve always wanted to do. I’m most looking forward to meeting the children we will be working closely and teaching them all new games which they will hopefully be able to continue enjoying once we have left.

Chloe Crook

Hi I’m Chloe and I’m currently a 2nd year student at Leeds Trinity University studying Primary Education and Sports Coaching. I have chosen to do this trip with Cricket without Boundaries to gain a life changing experience and develop my coaching techniques while gaining knowledge and developing my own personal self. I am looking forward to mass participation coaching and experiencing different cultures and lifestyles as well as spreading positive health messages.

Abbi Jones

Hi, my name is Abbi. I’m currently Level 5, studying Primary Physical Education and Sport Coaching at Leeds Trinity University. I chose to complete my level 5 volunteering module with Cricket without boundaries as the experience will be beneficial to my future career. Things i will gain from this trip will be, experience in different settings, mass participation and learning new coaching skills, while spreading positive messages to young children. Additional to this, i will be able to explore the country and learn about the culture and history of Rwanda. I also feel that this will be a once in a lifetime eye-opening experience, with children who will appreciate all the work the CWB have previously done and look forward to new volunteers each year.

Henrik Bader

I’ve always wanted to travel and experience working abroad, and this trip is the perfect opportunity to experience different cultures and lifestyles. What I’m looking forward to most, is working with the children and putting a smile on their face, while having a positive impact on them and spreading positive messages to them.

Tyler Kershaw

Hi I’m Tyler and i’m a film student hoping to make a documentary on this trip. I’m extremely excited to be going on this trip. Not only will this be an entirely new experience for me as I have never been to Africa, but also a fantastic opportunity. Life experience is important and to see a new part of the world and a different culture will be an absolutely eye opening experience. On the TV representations of Africa always seem to me to be inherently negative, focusing on the poverty and misfortune without taking a more balanced look at the culture and the peoples lives. I hope with this trip to make a documentary that showcases the reality of life in Rwanda and for this trip to help me grow into a better person.

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