Jack Moon and Lors Trust Fund grant increases access to sport in Boconnoc
Thanks to the grant of £500 from The Jack Moon and Lors Trust Fund, Boconnoc Cricket Club were able to purchase a new mobile cricket net to enable more local people to participate in team sports.
Since the purchase of the new cricket net, the club has seen an increase in players including regular use from their juniors and women’s teams who have used the new equipment to develop their skills which, as a result, increases their enjoyment of the game.
Boconnoc Cricket Club have been able to put on weekly training sessions using their new net and in the first 9 weeks of use, the net provided 54 hours of use and 27 training sessions. As a result of they have gained 15 new members to their club, taking the total up to 50: 25 juniors, 10 women and 15 men.
Not only has this grant enabled further access into sports and recreational activities, it is also helping to bring the community of Boconnoc and the greater Lostwithiel area together.
“The grant has allowed members to improve their cricket but providing them with the opportunity to practice on a realistic cricket surface. This has improved the batting and bowling of all the members who have taken part in the training sessions this year. Since the purchase, the new net has been used dozens of times by the club especially by the juniors and women’s team who have made great use of the net. All have found the net useful in developing their skills and improving their enjoyment of the game of cricket.”
– Boconnoc Cricket Club