Lewis Denmark Scoops Double Award

Lewis Denmark Scoops Double Award

Lewis Denmark scoops double coach award

 

Board Community Coach Lewis Denmark had a day to remember when he was invited to attend a coaching master class held during September at The National Cricket Centre in Loughborough as reward for winning The Norfolk Young Coach of the Year award 2014 Sessions were run by England coaches Graham Thorpe ( batting ) Kevin Shine ( fast bowling ) Peter Such ( spin bowling ) Chris Taylor ( fielding )

 

He also received the added recognition of winning The East region award and is pictured receiving his award from Chris Taylor.

 

Lewis joined the Norfolk Cricket Board’s coaching team in spring 2013 having completed his Level 2 Coaching Award in 2012.

 

With the NCB’s Chance to Shine scheme rapidly expanding it was necessary to add to the workforce and Lewis applied to take on some of this extra work.

 

Despite being only 20 Lewis has shown a wonderfully adaptable approach to the work he has been given as this has been very varied. He has taken to coaching in primary schools, secondary schools, girls and boys with equal ease, creating an excellent atmosphere and environment within which the participants can flourish and enjoy the game.

 

The most impressive area in which he has excelled though is with disability cricket. Lewis has been working in a range of special schools in Norfolk as well as at Adult Day Centres using table cricket and a range of adapted Kwik Cricket games to bring cricket to a range of new participants with disabilities. The feedback we have had on his performance from schools, pupils, parents and other NCB coaches has been very positive. Coaching disabled performers can be very challenging for experienced coaches but he has adapted superbly to the unique issues these sessions present.

 

In addition to the work for the NCB, Lewis also coaches in the traditional club environment with Swardeston CC, one of the bigger and more successful clubs in Norfolk. He works with some of the Youth squads that include some of the better young players in the county (with several county players). Lewis is also a fine young player and works well with the gifted end of the player pathway too

 

Lewis has proven to be a confident, popular and respected member of the NCB coaching team showing adaptability and maturity that belies his tender age.

 

Kieron Tuck

Cricket Development Manager

 



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