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Female Coaching Clinic to End Today

Jun 12, 2009, 7:09 AM | Article By: Soury Camara

A two-day programme of coaching clinic on basic cricket, fielding fundamentals and batting fundamentals, is expected to end today at the 22nd Square in Banjul.

The two day female coaching clinic organised by the Gambia Cricket Association that brings together ten schools from Banjul and Kanifing Municipal Council is geared toward grooming young female cricketers at the grassroots level to the basic fundamentals of the game.

According to the president of the Gambia Cricket Association, Mr. Johnny Gomez elucidated that the clinic will include video sessions, learning how to catch and throw the ball, how to handle the bat and to strike the ball, back swing, follow up, wicket keeping and the various grips.

Mr. Gomez informed Pointsport the essence of the clinic is to modify cricket game for the students to play and organise a Senior Secondary female league to be competed by students.

Johnny Gomez, however, revealed that the International Women Council, which is affiliated to the International Cricket Committee (ICC), are ready to sponsor any country with a cricket female programme and thus "we want to take this opportunity to start the Senior Secondary girls cricket league by September and October 2009," he continued.

"The likes of Crab Island and Garba Jahumpa all of whom are taking part in the clinic for the first time, are showing.