Thunder returns to Rossall!

Thunder returns to Rossall!

Last Friday (2nd June) saw the Thunder Summer Camp return to Rossall School for a second consecutive year. The day was almost spoilt by early morning rain, fortunately, as 10.00am came, the rain passed just in time as the girls were ready for a day of fun-filled cricket. New Zealand internationals and Thunder players Lea Tahuhu and Amy Satterthwaite were on hand as ambassadors of the game alongside Thunder coaches and LCB Women players. The two Kiwis really enjoyed watching the girls develop and Amy had some positive comments and advice for the girls. She said: “The girls that attended the event were very enthusiastic. There was a wide range of girls from those that had been playing cricket for a few years to those just starting, which was awesome to see. My advice to the youngsters would be to always make sure to enjoy what they are doing. Sport is always more enjoyable when having fun.”

The day was almost spoilt by early morning rain, fortunately, as 10.00am came, the rain passed just in time as the girls were ready for a day of fun-filled cricket. New Zealand internationals and Thunder players Lea Tahuhu and Amy Satterthwaite were on hand as ambassadors of the game alongside Thunder coaches and LCB Women players. The two Kiwis really enjoyed watching the girls develop and Amy had some positive comments and advice for the girls. She said: “The girls that attended the event were very enthusiastic. There was a wide range of girls from those that had been playing cricket for a few years to those just starting, which was awesome to see. My advice to the youngsters would be to always make sure to enjoy what they are doing. Sport is always more enjoyable when having fun.”

New Zealand internationals and Thunder players Lea Tahuhu and Amy Satterthwaite were on hand as ambassadors of the game alongside Thunder coaches and LCB Women players. The two Kiwis really enjoyed watching the girls develop and Amy had some positive comments and advice for the girls. She said: “The girls that attended the event were very enthusiastic. There was a wide range of girls from those that had been playing cricket for a few years to those just starting, which was awesome to see. My advice to the youngsters would be to always make sure to enjoy what they are doing. Sport is always more enjoyable when having fun.”

She said: “The girls that attended the event were very enthusiastic. There was a wide range of girls from those that had been playing cricket for a few years to those just starting, which was awesome to see. My advice to the youngsters would be to always make sure to enjoy what they are doing. Sport is always more enjoyable when having fun.”

LCB Women players and Thunder Ambassadors Laura Jackson and Shachi Pai were also present to offer advice on power hitting and bowling. Chris Chambers, Thunder’s fielding coach delivered some specialist fielding drills, alongside Thunder’s Strength & Conditioning Coach Christina Carr putting the girls through their paces as she delivered fun drills throughout the morning.

In the afternoon, the girls got a chance to put their skills into a game situation. Splitting the group in two, the girls played 5 bat cricket and continuous cricket, with a big group game of diamond cricket to end the cricket activities.

Just before the end of an exciting day, the girls had the opportunity to write some ‘Good Luck’ messages on to a Thunder Banner which will be displayed at all of the three Lancashire Thunder home fixtures this summer at Emirates Old Trafford (16 August v Surrey Stars), Blackpool CC (20 August v Loughborough Lightning) and Liverpool CC (23 August v Southern Vipers). They all had the opportunity to have their picture taken with the players and to get autographs of the Thunder stars.

A big thank you to everyone that attended, lots of fun and plenty learned by all. Thanks must also go to Rossall School for use of the amazing facilities along with all the coaches and players for their contribution during the day.

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