cricket star visits Burnham-On-Sea to promote school sport
cricket star Marcus Trescothick MBE visited Burnham-On-Sea today
(Monday, July 2nd) as part of a nationwide scheme to promote the
sport in schools.
and pupils at St Joseph's School in Oxford Street welcomed the
sportsman, who has represented England in 76 Test matches, as
part of a scheme run by the Cricket Foundation.
by Sky Sports, he visited an assembly with Caroline Atkins, a
member of the Womens England Cricket Team, and Matthew Counsell,
Captain of Huntspill District Cricket Club.
the assembly, the Year 6 children took part in some cricket practice
in the school's playground," headteacher Simon Kingwell told
Joseph's was honoured to receive the visit from Marcus Trescothick
MBE - he was given a very warm welcome."
event was covered by Sky Sports and is due to be broadcast on
Sky Sports News today.
Cricket Foundation launched Chance to Shine in 2005 and aims to
bring competitive cricket - and its educational benefits - back
to at least a third of the countrys state schools initially
over a ten year period.
Trescothick plays first-class cricket for Somerset County Cricket
Club, and represented England in 76 Test matches and in 123 One
Simon Kingwell, Headteacher, Mark Fisher, PE Co-ordinator, Caroline
Atkins, Womens England Cricketer, Marcus Trescothick MBE, and
Matthew Counsell, Huntspill District Cricket Club and some of
the children from the school