Flintoff Cricket Academy Returns to Bolton School
Wednesday, 07 August 2013
Former England Cricketer Dean Headley visited Bolton School to offer his coaching tips, enthusiasm and wisdom to boys and girls taking part in the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy.
Dean, now a cricket coach and cricket pro at Stamford School, paid a flying visit to the School and was quickly in the nets dispensing batting and bowling tips to the youngsters. The children had the chance to try and bowl him out and some of them even managed it! He then held a questions and answers session before signing autographs.
Dean's visit was part of a one-week Cricket Academy at the School, giving around 70 local boys and girls, aged 5-16 and of all levels of ability, a fantastic opportunity to learn cricket the Andrew Flintoff way. The week is one of many academies taking place across the UK. Flintoff said: ''I'm thrilled to be back with my Academy to Bolton School. With the development in the curriculum this year, the academy promises to be even more like our professional training. All the children will learn more things like how to train your body for cricket and develop more through the new AFCA workbooks.” The Academy is a fun-filled cricket course for all cricket enthusiasts and for those who want to just have a go. The week is filled with quality coaching, challenges and games. New for this year are the Freddie Juniors (5-7yrs), player workbooks, and specific SAQ (Speed, Agility and amp, Quickness) and Strength and Conditioning sessions.”
A Year 5 pupil at the School said: "This week is brilliant! I’m learning lots of new things everyday and I get to play my favourite sport all day!”