Two Reed cricketers have entered the London Marathon which this year will take place on 28th April. Please take the time to read about their chosen causes and give generously. To do so, you will have to copy & paste their respective charity links into your browser. Thank you, PGB, Hon. Sec, Reed CC. ================================================================================= Tom Greaves’s story. Hi All, As many of you will know, I’m not much of an athlete, however, in a moment of madness I applied for the London marathon and much to my surprise I got in!! This will be a hell of a challenge for me, as previously the most I’ve run in any one single effort is about a mile. So to make my efforts worthwhile I’ve decided to run for the Matt Hampson Foundation charity. As an emerging talent in the world of rugby, Matt Hampson’s world was rocked by a serious spinal injury sustained while training with England U21s.The shock would last months, the impact forever. Paralysed from the neck down Matt faced the toughest challenge of his life. Drawing on the passion, grit and steely determination that defined him as a player, Matt saw his accident not as an end, but as a new beginning. Through the Matt Hampson Foundation, Matt offers hope and inspiration to young people with similar injuries, sharing his experiences and devoting his life to raising vital funds for those in need of support. Please join me in supporting the Foundation by giving anything you can. Thank you, Tom. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=TomGreaves4&pageUrl=1 ================================================================================= Matt Giblin’s story. I've wanted to run a marathon for a few years now, and seeing as it might be something I'll only ever do once, I was really keen [...]
The ECB Coaches Association would like you to let you know about the new “Associate Membership” grade and to ensure that you are one of the first to receive a copy of their overall ECB strategy for 2020-24 - “Inspiring Generations”. The six priorities for 2020 – 24 are: Grow and nurture the core Inspire through elite teams Make cricket accessible Engage children and young people Transform women’s and girl’s cricket Support our communities In support of these aims, the ECB Coaches Association has introduced a new grade of membership; “Associate Member”, which is open to all. So your friends and colleagues who are not yet qualified coaches, can now join you in the ECB CA. As an Associate Member they will receive most of the benefits of Full Membership, including: be entitled to wear the ECB CA 'Three Lions' keep up to date with the latest thinking and developments in coaching receive invites to seminars, workshops and other opportunities save money, with great discounts on cricket coaching clothing and equipment be part of the ECB coaches community, making friends and sharing ideas. The ECB Coaches Association welcomes everyone who is interested in cricket coaching, providing the ongoing support you need to be the best you can be. For further information and to join go to www.ecb.co.uk then look for BE INVOLVED on the list down the left side of the page. Or send an email to [email protected] Best wishes, Stephen Wright, ECB Coaches Association. =============================================================================== MESSAGE SENT BY REED CC ON BEHALF OF THE ECB CA. ===============================================================================
A reminder that the Reed CC's Howard Marshall Pavilion is open for business every Wednesday evening from 1930hrs onwards. Come and have a chat, put the world to rights, watch soccer on the TV, throw a dart or two (or three!), play pool or simply enjoy the comfortable surroundings in the lounge bar. Bottled beers, lagers and ciders are on sale at “winter prices” (meaning cheaper than normal); plus soft drinks and nibbles, such as crisps and peanuts, some, (I am reliably informed), at even further reduced prices. Every Wednesday evening through to April - when the cricket should begin outdoors with some friendlies (and beer prices go up)! Fixtures will be added to the website calendar in the coming month once start times are agreed at the League's AGM and after the Village Cup draw which is expected in February. Click on “View All Events” on the right of this page then choose the months you want to look at. Friendlies will begin on 20th April, the 1st Round of the Village Cup on 28th April, then the Herts League on Saturday the 11th May. The season will end in September. PGB, Hon Sec, Reed CC.
Winter Nets - Open to all adult players (15+ years-old). Net Facilities at Burloes Hall Farm, Royston have been booked for a series of practice / net sessions on Sunday afternoons from 3rd February until mid-April between 1700hrs and 1900hrs. Potential new players will be welcome irrespective of standard. There will be a charge of £5 per person per week - please ensure you bring the correct money with you. Please refer to the Events Calendar on the right-side of this RCC homepage to check all dates and a map of the venue: Burloes Hall Farm, Royston, SG8 9NE. PGB, Hon Sec, Reed CC.