GALLERY: Youngsters enjoy March Town Cricket Club’s 3 Day Sports Festival

PUBLISHED: 17:10 06 August 2014 | UPDATED: 17:10 06 August 2014

MTCC 3 Day Sports Festival.

MTCC 3 Day Sports Festival.

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Almost 100 youngsters tried out a range of sports at a cricket club’s sports festival.

MTCC 3 Day Sports Festival. MTCC 3 Day Sports Festival.

March Town Cricket Club’s 3 Day Sports Festival has become an annual tradition - this was the 10th year they have staged the event.

Sports coaches offered children the opportunity to experience cricket, mini hockey, boxing, athletics and softball.

There was also a bouncy castle and a presentation evening, attended by Mayor of March Councillor Kit Owen, where children were given goody bags which included a Fenmarc baseball cap, medal, certificate, pen, tennis ball and sweets.

The club was awarded £500 by the Fenland Youth District Council last month to help pay for cricket coaching at the event. Toby Nulty, one of the coaches, said: “I started at one of these events when I was 10, so it is nice to be able to give something back and share my skills and give them the opportunities I had.

MTCC 3 Day Sports Festival. MTCC 3 Day Sports Festival.

“If it wasn’t for me attending as a 10-year-old I wouldn’t be playing cricket every week.

“It’s a great day for the youngsters as they learn key skills such as teamwork, listening and communication. It is rewarding to see them having a go at some things they’ve not tried before and great to see them out and about.”

Club chairman Les Mills said: “I would like to thank all the coaches and the numerous volunteers for all their hard work, organisation skills and enthusiasm which ensured the 3 Day Festival was very successful.

“They have helped numerous children have a great start to their summer holidays.

MTCC 3 Day Sports Festival. MTCC 3 Day Sports Festival.

“Plus thanks to the sponsors Fenmarc, Fenland District Youth Council, Fruit Bowl and Fenland District Council Sports Development staff.”

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