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Cricket Fiji to host coaching clinic for young players

Arin Kumar
Saturday, December 07, 2013

CRICKET Fiji will host a junior clinic next week to try and give schoolchildren a more meaningful and fun school holidays.

Cricket Fiji chief executive officer Inoke Lesuma said the clinics would be on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am until midday and would cater for children within the age range of 4 to 14.

"The initiative allows children to have a more fun-filled environment during the break as well as give the parent body an opportunity to create awareness about the sport," he said.

"The clinics will be a continuous program for the holidays held on the same days and will be conducted for two weeks before the Christmas and New Year's break after which it shall resume."

Meanwhile, week three of Cricket Fiji's inaugural Women's Island Cricket Project continued at Dravo on Thursday.

A statement from Cricket Fiji said the smiles on the women's faces said it all.

"Three hours of cricket in extreme Fijian humidity may sound like a lot for some, but not for these women!

"Their continual enthusiasm and willingness to have a go and learn something new sets a fabulous example to not only their fellow villagers watching on, but as a precedent to all Fijians that regular exercise can be fun as well as beneficial to your health.

"Week four of the program will bring the organisation Empower Pacific out to Dravo."

Also cricket will be part of the Fiji National Sports Commission's 'Give it a Go' Fun Day, which will be held at the Raiwai ground today.