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Sam Northeast becomes ambassador of Kent Cricket Development Trust

Monday 16th November 2015

Kent Cricket have launched the Kent Cricket Development Trust with club captain Sam Northeast becoming an ambassador for the new charity.

The Trust has been set up to raise funds for the delivery of community projects within Kent that will benefit those that live and work within the County.

Kent Cricket Captain Sam Northeast said: "I am delighted to be an ambassador for the Kent Cricket Development Trust.

“Having started my cricketing journey in Kent as a boy I appreciate the importance of Community Cricket and how it drives the game in clubs and schools.

“It is not only about player development but the role that it plays for everyone to promote healthy lifestyles and bring communities together.

"Working with the Trust is a real privilege – an opportunity that enables Kent Cricket to give back to the community. By establishing the Trust we hope to be able to work with and support people within Kent.”

Sam will be a leading Ambassador for the Trust and promote fundraising with Kent Cricket Programmes Manager Heidi Coleman.

Heidi will be leading fundraising activity for the Trust and is delighted to have the 25-year-old batsman involved.

Mrs Coleman said: “Having Sam involved in the work of the Trust is a really exciting opportunity.

“Having been born in Kent and involved in Kentish cricket from an early age, Sam brings a great deal of experience and some fantastic ideas on how the charity can assist all sectors of the community.”

The Trust will be involved in numerous fundraising activities and annual events will include: a Club Curry and Quiz Night; Annual Golf Day, 6-a-side Cricket Competition and One Day One Game event.

Forthcoming events

Friday 26th February 2016

Club Curry and Quiz Night at The County Ground, Beckenham

Saturday 12th March 2016

One Day, One Game at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence – conference for club officials and coaches

Cricket clubs are invited to enter teams of up to 8 people and come and enjoy a curry, VIP speaker and of course the quiz with great Kent Cricket prizes are up for grabs.

Click here for further information on Kent Cricket Development Trust and to reserve a place at one of the events please e-mail heidi.coleman.kent@ecb.co.uk