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24 January 2006 PR 06/07

Clinics aim to inspire young cricketers

A series of cricket clinics being held at Loughborough University this winter will give young cricketers the chance to hone their skills – any maybe even set them on the path to becoming the next Michael Vaughan or Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff.

The clinics will take place in the state-of-the-art ECB National Cricket Centre on campus. On offer to boys and girls aged 8-14, the 8 week course will start on Sunday 5th February. Sessions will take place between 5pm-7pm.

All levels of skill and ability will be catered for. With top quality coaches on hand, the course will give children the opportunity to learn the basics of the game, improve or even perfect their batting, bowling or fielding techniques.

The course will cost £80 for all eight sessions.

Ian Gaunt, Community Sports Development Officer at Loughborough University comments: ‘With England’s Ashes glory still fresh in the memory, there has been a great deal of interest in these clinics. We have a few places left so would urge any aspiring cricketers to get in touch. We would love the next generation of England players to emerge from the local area!’

Anyone requiring further information or to book a place for the cricket clinics should contact Ian Gaunt on 01509 226125 or email I.T.F.Gaunt@lboro.ac.uk

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Notes to editors

Loughborough has an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivalled sporting achievement. Assessments of teaching quality by the Quality Assurance Agency place it in the top flight of UK universities; the National Student Survey ranked Loughborough equal first among full-time students; and industry highlights the University in its top five for graduate recruitment. Around 40% of Loughborough’s income is for research, and 60% for teaching. The University has been awarded five Queen's Anniversary Prizes: for its collaboration with aerospace and automotive companies such as BAE Systems, Ford and Rolls Royce; for its work in developing countries; for pioneering research in optical engineering; for its world-leading role in sports research, education and development; and for its outstanding work in evaluating and helping to develop social policy-related programmes.

In 2006 Loughborough celebrates the 40th anniversary of its University Charter, awarded on 19 April 1966 in recognition of the excellence achieved by Loughborough College of Advanced Technology and its predecessor Colleges. Loughborough University of Technology was renamed Loughborough University in 1996.

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