2nd - 15th October
The first week in Rwanda focused on the schools in and around Kigali and especially Greenhills Academy where we ran coaching sessions on virtually everyday of the trip. Strong links were also forged with the after school clubs at Nyragunga and Kagarama.
Nyragunga proved popular with all the CWB coaches as the enthusiasm of the people there for a game they had never seen before was infectious and all of the sessions were well attended peaking at a maximum of around 125 people. At the end of the week a Coach Education workshop was run with around 25 new coaches being trained up to ICC standards.
CWB's Rwanda 2010 team's second week in country built on the first week by continuing activities in and around Kigali Schools Greenhills, Apade and Nyragunga. Some intensive coach education was conducted before attention turned to encouraging the coaches to take on the delivery. As ever the weather had its say and some coaching was conducted indoors.
In addition to Schools the team found time to conduct a range of other activities including After-school clubs, a visit and coaching session at the Pefa orphanage and a trip to Butare in the southern territories where they worked with kids at a school for the deaf.
“It was hugely satisfying to have the opportunity of breaking so much new ground on this trip. The team worked hard and played hard and didn't waste an opportunity to engage with the Rwandan community and deliver quality cricket coaching whilst making it as enjoyable as possible. Clearly we cannot thank all our friends at the Rwandan Cricket Association enough for looking after us and inspiring us to go where no CWB group has gone before”.Ian Leather, Project Leader
Ian Leather - Project Leader
Tim Marrion - ECB Tutor