Active Schools Festival at Glenpark

The festival, organised by Active Schools Sports Development and which took place at Glenpark, saw 80 pupils from eight schools take part in small-sided games. The festival was the culmination of coaching taking place during the school day at each of the participating schools which helped pupils develop their batting, bowling and fielding skills before having the opportunity to play matches against the other schools.

On the day the pupils enjoyed having the club's professional Mpho Sekhoto take part in the matches and pass on some valuable tips.

Giulio Spella, Active Schools Co-Ordinator, said: “It is fantastic to see so many pupils enjoying the opportunity to take part in the festival. For many it is their first experience of the game, attending a cricket ground and playing in the match.

Greenock Cricket Club offers coaching and junior sessions on a weekly basis. The sessions are on a Wednesday at the club from 6 to 7:30pm for any juniors wanting to get involved with the game. For more information contact Colin McDougall at Greenock Cricket Club on 07768 716468