We invited Lydia along to our club to help promote awareness of our expanding girls section. Around 60 girls attended.
Lydia provided us with a mixed fielding session and some batting tips for long power hitting and another for more accurate placement. After explaining and demonstrating all the drills she then spent time circulating amongst participants offering individual encouragement and advice. This was followed by a question and answer and then photo/autograph session.
The whole evening went perfectly and the girls were clearly inspired by her visit. Lydia’s friendly and sympathetic approach meant that all the girls, new players and those with some experience, were all able to draw inspiration from her.
As participation increases there is no doubt that having a visit from a former International player of Lydia’s stature and personality can only assist any club in inspiring the girls to greater levels of enjoyment and achievement.
I would strongly recommend a visit from Lydia to any school, club or organisation wishing to promote participation in sport and particularly cricket. We are already planning another visit for next season!