Glamorgan and Cricket Wales coaching event hailed a success


November 24, 2021

A coaching event organised by Glamorgan Cricket Club and Cricket Wales held at Rydal Penrhos was hailed as a tremendous success.

The school’s impressive sporting facilities have regularly hosted Welsh youth cricket internationals in recent years, and a Rydal Penrhos was thrilled to host a special coaching event last Saturday on Saturday 13 November.

The Coaching CPD Day ran from 10.00am-5.00pm and covered a number of topics from the disciplines of batting, bowling, fielding and wicket-keeping to athletic development and talent identification.

Among those attending the session was Matt Maynard MBE, a former England international and Glamorgan star who has since gone on to become a successful coach on the domestic scene.

He was joined at the event by Rich Almond (Head of Talent Development at Glamorgan Cricket Club), Aimee Rees and Matt Thompson, who is Head of Talent Pathway at Cricket Wales.

The aim of the day was to provide coaches up and down the North Wales region with a refresher of technical, tactical and practical coaching content that can be applied throughout the Welsh cricketing pathway.

This focused on everything from club level to regional cricket and County Age Group cricket.

Colwyn Bay based Rydal Penrhos has a long-standing history of cricketing achievements, with many pupils going on to play professionally and gain international youth honours thanks to the school's emphasis on sports development.

Not only this, but the school has also formed strong links with prestigious organisations such as Cricket Wales and Marylebone Cricket Club to further advantage pupils.