Kington Cricket Club used Kingspan Insulation Community Trust funding to promote cricket to girls as well as to purchase new equipment and badged caps.

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Good Innings For Kington Girls

Junior cricketers in Kington have been busy promoting their favourite sport, with help from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.

Kington Cricket Club is a family-friendly club with a developing junior section. Its U11s, U13s and U15s sides encourage young people from the area to improve their fitness, coordination skills, and to make friends whilst feeling part of a team.

As part of this dedication to its youth section, the club decided to apply for funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust and received £720.00 to help them expand their offering, especially by promoting cricket to the young girls in the area.

Sandra Protheroe from the club explains:

“It is an exciting time for women’s cricket at the moment, with growing media coverage and support. Whilst we have always had some girls in our junior teams, we really wanted to encourage girls from all the age groups to come along and benefit from all the sport has to offer. The funding has enabled us to bring in a specialist coach to run free session for the girls, which we have promoted in local primary schools and within the club”.

In addition to the sessions, the grant has also been used to hire Lady Hawkins Hall to provide a space for indoor training sessions and to purchase smart new cricket caps for all the junior club members. The caps are badged with the logos of both the Kington Cricket Club and the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.

John Garbutt, Chairman of the Trust, commented:

“Encouraging sport and fitness amongst all young people is incredibly important, both for their health and their social development. It was a pleasure to help Kington Cricket Club to inspire more young female cricketers to join the club.”

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