David Terrace (Project Leader 1st week)

David Terrace

I have been involved with CWB for year and a half now and have loved every minute of it! This will my third trip out to Rwanda, having been out in October 2010 and 2011. I also run the CWB twitter account, so make sure you follow us on @CWBafrica!  The best thing about the trips is definitely the coaching and seeing the joy on the (hundreds of) kids faces. Although having fun is important, we make sure that what we do has a lasting impact through the AIDS/HIV message and coaching the coaches. Outside of CWB I enjoy all sports, playing cricket and golf very badly, and also enjoy cooking, travelling and eating out.

Martin Eeles (Coaching tutor)

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Carys Davis

This is my first trip with CWB, having stumbled across the website looking for a charity working in Africa running 2 week volunteering opportunities. At the time, I was completing my Level 1 ECB ACO umpire training, so CWB was ideal. I’m most looking forward to seeing Rwanda and probably learning far more from the kids than I could possibly teach them. I’m also hoping the experienced cricketers on the team will teach me how to bowl properly; hopefully the minibus will break down and give us a spare moment.
Outside of cricketing interests, I work in communications and parliamentary relations for a refugee charity, stand in the odd election, make money from writing complaint letters to big companies, rustle up a cracking soup and am writing my first screenplay.

Richie Bosworth

I first heard of CWB through a link on a Guardian article. I have had a strong desire to undertake volunteer work for a few years but have always found them to require specialist skills either in teaching, social care or ecology and so was instantly attracted to the ‘no skills required’ General Volunteer role.

I am a qualified accountant but have been looking for a career change for about 7 years now. I gave up on my accounting career aged 25 and spent a few years travelling, since returning to the UK I have managed the finances for a substance misuse charity based in the Midlands. During this time I have supported my wife so that she could train as a teacher and am looking forward to the chance to retrain myself fairly soon, hence the urge to try and develop new skills and be exposed to new challenges.

I am most looking forward to working with the children and seeing the impact that CWBs work has first hand, I also can’t wait to experience Africa for the first time and hopefully get the chance to join the gorilla walking trips in Ruhengeri.

During my spare time I regularly travel to Anfield to follow Liverpool FC, indulge my love of cinema and record and produce a real ale podcast called All Hail the Ale”

Jamie Bowman

I first heard about Cricket Without Boundaries via a tweet and instantly thought it sounded like an exciting and worthwhile project. I had always wanted to volunteer in Africa and after getting married in October 2011 and then finding out I will be a dad in July 2012, this seemed like a last opportunity to do something so adventurous!

I have worked as a journalist and before that in PR for the last ten years. My journalistic work has tended to concentrate on the arts and sports. I write about music, theatre and comedy for the Liverpool Post newspaper and have written in the past for The Word, Uncut and Heat magazines.

In the last few years I have also written about cricket for The Cricketer and All Out Cricket magazines and I am the cricket correspondent for the Liverpool Echo newspaper. Last year saw me reporting on Lancashire’s successful County Championship winning campaign. I regularly write football match reports for The Times, Daily Express, Independent and Daily Mirror.

I am heavily involved with my local cricket club Sefton Park CC, where I captain a side on the Saturday and am Child Welfare Officer. I am currently taking my Level 2 coaching badge and am hoping this experience will be greatly develop my coaching skills and I am also looking forward to blogging abut my African adventure!

Jonathan Merrett

I first got to hear about CWB really randomly through a re-tweet on twitter following Michael Vaughan or Phil “the cat” Tufnell. Clicked on the link and it looked interesting. Fitted in well with my mid life crisis !

The key reasons for going on a project are meeting and working with people I have never met before –  both from the project team and in Rwanda

Two boys aged 9 and 6 occupy most of my spare time acting as a limo service from one sporting event or party to another. I still play league cricket on a Saturday, and have taken up squash again in a desperate effort not to kill myself on “the terminator” which is my fundraising event at the end of Feb. I’m also the Club Secretary for Lechlade CC and the Chair of the Finance Committee on the Board of Governors at the local Primary School.

Richard Thurston

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Paulette Revere