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Grimsby-born student volunteers to coach cricket in Africa

A local Grimsby young man, now studying sports coaching at Leeds Trinity University, has travelled to Africa for a volunteering project with national charity, Cricket Without Boundaries.

Brad Milne, from Grimsby, is part of a group of five students from Leeds Trinity, all studying Primary or Secondary Physical Education and Sports Coaching, who will deliver cricket and raise awareness of HIV and Aids in Rwanda from Thursday, May 25 to Monday, June 12.

They will train local PE teachers on how to integrate sports coaching with HIV and Aids awareness messages, before delivering cricket sessions in various schools throughout the week.

On the final day of each project, all schools come together for a festival, before the project is delivered again one week later in a different location.

The students have raised in excess of £700 each to take part in the project, which covers accommodation, transport and sports equipment which is then left with schools in Africa.

Brad said: “When the opportunity to coach cricket in Africa became available, it instantly appealed to me.

“Being able to share my passion of sport to others is something I’ve always strived to do and having the chance to do that in Rwanda was a prospect not to be missed.”

Nina Fryer, a Senior Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing at Leeds Trinity University said: “I’m really excited and proud to be part of this project with our students.”