Brimsham Green after-school club members bowled over by cricketer Khan

May 03 2016

CRICKETER Masoor Khan called into Brimsham Green School, Yate, to run a coaching session at an after-school club.

Cricketer Masoor Khan with some of the students

CRICKETER Masoor Khan called into Brimsham Green School, Yate, to run a coaching session at an after-school club.
The event was organised through the Gloucestershire Cricket Board and watched by members of Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club, which recently stepped in to help the school facility.
Some 20 students with special needs had used the club regularly every week during term time until the current academic year, when local authority funding cuts took their toll.
But the involvement of the Rotarians meant it can now continue to provide a range of activities for the pupils.
Masoor Khan is a community coach who is involved with the Chance to Shine project - a scheme set up to reverse the decline in state school cricket while teaching life skills, helping the disadvantaged and promoting the game’s educational benefits.
He is also vice-captain for Dorset in the minor counties league and plays for Clevedon Cricket Club.
Rotarian Iain Dunnett said: “We could see from how the students responded that  their self-confidence grew. It’s great that they can participate fully in trying out new  interests, which really helps them develop important life skills.”