As part of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundations commitment to support Women and Girls cricket, current county age group players were invited to attend Pro Coach’s Winter Elite course part funded by the Foundation.
“Tamara really enjoyed the course and said it has really benefited her. She has had help with her batting position and found that really useful. Tamara is now looking forward to improving and attending the Bronze pathway in the New Year.”
Emma Mafala, mum of Tamara Mafala
“I enjoyed the course very much and it was good to be in a mixed group of boys and girls of different ages and ability.
I think the course has helped me gain lots of confidence when batting against both spin and pace bowling which is an area of weakness for me. I have been given advice and support on how to improve my batting generally. I was also able to work on my bowling which is my stronger point but I still need to work on my foot placement to avoid strain and potential injury.
Through the rest of the pre season I am looking forward to being able to practice the skills I have learned.”
“Grace thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and more importantly has really benefitted from them in a developmental sense.
In terms of Grace, she always wants to be the best she can be, and by training with some of the older boys, and also by the coaching this brought out her competitive edge and also her drive to improve.
In terms of the coaches, she has had nothing but massive positives to say about them all, and that sort of push to improve attitude she really thrives on.
In terms of her pre-season, she wants to continue to progress as she has done pre Xmas, work harder on her batting and fielding as well as get into a groove with her new bowling run up, which she already feels a lot more comfortable with.
She will start Pathways at the end of January, pre season at club level at the start of February and hopefully if she can get to more pro coach sessions then we would look to do this as well.”
Andrew Hall, dad of Grace Hall