As part of the Elite Player Group’s (EPG - formerly known as the Middlesex Academy) development, Middlesex Cricket is planning a training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground and Academy in Andalucia, Southern Spain.
As part of the process, the EPG coaches have challenged the young players in the programme to raise money to fund the trip by doing two sponsored challenges over the coming weeks and months.
Firstly, the group have been tasked to do sponsored chin-ups on the Olympic rings, with a target set of 3,000 chin-ups to be achieved - each chin-up representing a mile of the distance of the return trip from Lord's Cricket Ground to the Desert Springs training venue.
The second fundraising challenge is being called “Cha, Cha, Cha”, which will take place on the last Sunday before the trip happens...I think you can work out what this challenge will be...
Speaking of the Desert Springs training camp and the challenges the players have been asked to take on, Middlesex’s Player Pathway Manager, Stuart Davison, commented:
“Alongside our focus on developing the cricket skills of all the youngsters in our Elite Player Group, we put a huge amount of importance on developing them as individuals too. Tasking them with raising funds for their own winter training camp will teach them all a good life-lesson, will give them a real appreciation that you have to work hard for the things you need in life, and undoubtedly give them a great sense of satisfaction when they achieve their goals.
“We are really looking forward to watching the lads go about their challenges and it’s great to see them all planning how they’ll raise the funds required.
“We wish them all luck in the challenges that lay ahead and would welcome any support the Middlesex membership can offer.”
If any Middlesex members or supporters would like to support the Elite Player Groups’ fundraising efforts, then they can do so by clicking HERE.
Thanks in advance for any support you are able to offer.