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Nestle boosts Walsh cricket coaching clinics

Monday, March 03, 2014    

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NESTLE, through its brand Supligen, has forged a strategic partnership with the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), which includes putting up $500,000 towards the community cricket clinics to be led by Ambassador Courtney Walsh.

Walsh, a former West Indies fast bowler and captain, is expected to deliver coaching sessions across the communities.

"Nestle is reviving cricket, building communities and educating at the same time, simply invaluable, so get ready for the boost. We have formed a partnership with JCA and invested in cricket clinics, and with the help from Courtney Walsh, we can provide coaching sessions for the young players as to build cricket.

"The clinics will be designed to teach the basic skill levels, develop physical and mental preparedness as well as knowledge of the game to the youths. This will span four parishes — St Mary, St Catherine, St Elizabeth, and Westmoreland — and will coincide with the Nestle (Supligen)/JCA Power Play 10/10 Cricket Competition," said Shawna Kidd, consumer marketing manager, Nestle Jamaica Ltd.

Kidd was addressing a press conference at Cuddy'z Sports Bar and Restaurant recently.

Walsh said that the main aim for the clinics are to identify and develop young talents within communities .

"We are trying to get cricket into every community as the love of cricket must go on. There are a lot of talented young players within these communities as we aim to identify and nurture these talents because they are the future of cricket.

"Thanks to Nestle for coming on board in bringing communities together and it is an honour for me to be a part of this wonderful programme," the former West Indies fast bowler said.

The clinics will be held on the Saturday mornings before each round of the Power Play 10/10 competition and the programme will provide free gears, cases of Supligen, branding and painting of sports complex, and social activities.

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