Cricket coaching and karaoke were the order of the day at the latest CWB training weekend.
Based at Finham Park School in Coventry around 30 new and returning volunteers from across the country took part in the two-day event to prepare them for their upcoming trips to Africa.
This spring CWB is running trips to Botswana (March 21-April 5), Cameroon (February 6-20), Rwanda (February 6-20) and Uganda (February 22-March 9).
Today (February 6) is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutiliation (FGM) and CWB is marking the event by formally announcing our first ever project focussing on the issue.
As many as three out of every four girls in Kenya are at risk of FGM and the team will be based in the rural area of Laikipia where it remains prevalent.
Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) is looking for a new Country Manager (CM) to continue its work in Kenya.
The volunteer role involves planning projects in partnership with the national cricket association.
The Kenya CM will also be responsible for supporting CWB’s Ambassadors, the local coaches paid by CWB to deliver coaching and HIV/AIDS awareness in between trips.
England 2005 Ashes hero Matthew Hoggard is swapping his whites for a wetsuit to raise money for Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) as part of its 10th Anniversary.
A decade after helping sink Australia to regain the urn, "Hoggy" – who took 248 Test wickets - is taking the plunge at four open water swimming events starting with the Great North Swim at Lake Windermere (June 12-14).
Trustee Ed Williams is running the London Marathon in order to fund four new CWB coaching ambassadors – including one who is very close to his heart.
Eva Kawira an 18-year-old nursing student from Thika, Kenya. She is bright, bubbly and has the world at her feet.
But 10 years ago her grip on life was fragile and fading as she appeared to be in the final stages of her fight against AIDS.
CWB were asked to deliver cricket coaching courses in Lira, Gulu and Arua to teachers between 29th June to 16th July 2012 by the Uganda Cricket Association as part of their cricket development programme in Northern Uganda supported by the ICC and UK Sport. In each town 32 teachers from selected primary and secondary schools were given a 5 day coaching course delivered by Richard Davies, Ed Williams and Lee Booth with assistance from UCA coach Grayce Mutyagaba.
Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) has made two key appointments in technical roles as the charity seeks to increase its work on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention as a delivery partner for the ICC THINKWISE programme.
Will McLaren-Clark has been appointed to the post of Head of CWB's HIV/AIDS group while Amardeep Singh will be the charity's HIV/AIDS specialist.
"I've been meaning to go on a trip with 'cricket without boundaries' for years. No really, I was planning on applying to go in my gap year but unfortunately I couldn't as I was due to play for a club in Australia and couldn't miss the start of their season.
UK-based charity Cricket Without Boundaries are to to deliver a cricket development project in Northern Uganda in partnership with the Uganda Cricket Association, the ICC and UK Sport.
Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) has been working in developing nations since 2005 and has, to date, helped to provide cricket training to more than 30,000 youngsters and 2,000 coaches while spreading vital messages about HIV and AIDS.
CWB and Martin Berrill Sports continue growing partnership
CWB is delighted to announce that Martin Berrill Sports will continue to provide Flik Cricket equipment for CWB projects, with the organisation now recognised as an official supplier of the charity.
The influence and reach of Cricket Without Boundaries has continued to strengthen with volunteers returning from no less than four successful visits which have seen more than 6,000 young Africans coached in cricket.
Teams of volunteers have visited Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and most recently Botswana, working to train youngsters and coaches while passing on the HIV/AIDS message as part of the Spring 2012 projects.
In a really exciting development Cricket Without Boundaries will deliver its first project to Cameroon in November 2012.
Cameroon has a solid foundation in terms of its Cricket development and are now keen to harness the unique way CWB tackles HIV and Aids awareness.
Once again this year saw CWB hold two recruitment days in Birmingham and London.
Saturday 31st March saw us return to St Philips Chambers Birmingham. Once again we are indebted to St Philips for the Pro Bono use of facilities, refreshments and delicious shortbread biscuits.
Once again this unique volunteer run charity continues to make a real and lasting difference to developing the game of cricket in Africa and using it to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.
Over the spring CWB delivered 4 projects in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Botswana. In the process over 4500 children were coached and importantly for sustainability almost 400 new coaches were trained. We are, as always, immensely grateful for the hard work not only from all our volunteers but also from the national cricket associations in each country, without whom none of what we do would be possible.