ICC Academy announce trials for their scholarship programme

Sport360 staff 11:24 24/07/2018
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Chance to impress: Trials will take place in August

The cricketing stars of tomorrow are invited to take part in the ICC Academy’s latest round of open trials to win a place on its scholarship programme.

As part of its ongoing mission to unearth the next generation of cricketing talent in the UAE and to support the grassroots of the game, the ICCA will host a day of trials on Friday, August 31.

Girls and boys aged 13-18 will have the chance to show their cricketing skills to the ICCA’s team of expert coaches at the free to attend trials.

During a day of sessions, the ICCA staff will look for players who can perform under pressure, demonstrate a good level of fitness and athleticism and are consistent in both their abilities and understanding of the game.

Trials for players aged 13-15 will be held from 3-5pm and from 5-7pm for 15-18-year-olds. Registration will be open an hour before each age group session starts.

A full, one-year scholarship will be awarded to the 12 best players. The trials will include a range of drills and skill assessment sessions with players required to demonstrate their ability both in the nets and on the field.

Demand for a place on the ICCA scholarship programme is expected to be high. Only players who can play hard ball cricket, hold a UAE residency visa, are aged 13-18 and are committed to taking part in a full-time training programme will be considered.

Players selected for the ICCA scholarship programme will be one step closer to fulfilling their cricketing potential.

Those lucky enough to gain a place on the programme will take part in three training sessions a week at ICC Academy located in Dubai Sports City where they will have access to world-class facilities, including the Powerbase gym, and receive professional coaching and mentoring by highly trained ICCA staff.

The youngsters will play against local teams in tournaments across the UAE as well as against international teams visiting the ICCA. The programme will also involve the players travelling overseas as part of competitive tours.

Youngsters who are unsuccessful in their bid to win a place on the ICCA scholarship programme but who have demonstrated a high level of cricketing skill, will be considered for a place on the Emerging Player Programme or the ADIB Warriors Programme.

If you would like to find out more about the ICC Academy or its offerings, please visit: www.iccacademy.net, call 04 448 1355 or e-mail [email protected].

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