Dragon Sport gives cricket kwik boost
A call is being put out for cricket clubs in Carmarthenshire to
sign-up to a new initiative designed to get more youngsters playing
Carmarthenshire Council's Dragon Sport officers and Cricket
Wales are teaming up with local cricket clubs to help develop their
junior sections. All clubs have been invited to take part in a
project to develop the sport for the under 9s section of their
As part of a new agreement, Dragon Sport will provide clubs with
a Kwik Cricket set, Dragon Sport resource cards and will deliver a
two hour coaching workshop for new and existing coaches and
The main focus of the initiative is to provide girls and boys in
the under 9 age-group with an opportunity participate in cricket
activities with the emphasis on fun and fair play - the main ethos
of Dragon Sport.
The teams will have an opportunity to participate in a monthly
Kwik Cricket festival coordinated by Dragon Sport. Links with
schools will also be developed.
Each club will host a festival, with the programme running from
June until September.
County executive board member for leisure services Cllr Clive
Scourfield said: "The Sport Wales Dragon Sport scheme gives
young people the chance to participate in eight core sports at
school - football, rugby, cricket, tennis, netball, hockey,
athletics and golf.
"The key aim is to broaden sporting
interests outside of PE lessons and teach the basic skills of
running, jumping and throwing in a fun and safe
For more information contact Hilary Jones (Dragon Sport
Development Officer) on 01554 744350 / HGJones@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.