Bedford School Training Camp at Desert Springs

 

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Dateline: 11th April 2016
Source: The Almanzora Group Ltd
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Bedford School completes a successful four-days of warm weather pre-season cricket and fitness training at the Desert Springs Resort
   

 

Bedford School Cricket players are now back in England having completed a successful four (4) days of warm weather pre-season cricket and fitness training between Monday 04th March – Thursday 07th April at Desert Springs Resort, Europe’s only international award-winning luxury family resort and championship desert golf course with its very own dedicated Cricket Academy, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.

Gary Steer, Bedford School Director of Cricket, along with two supporting staff, Pip August 1st XI Assistant Coach and Tom Brett, UISA Coach, accompanied twenty-three (23) players, aged between 14-18 years old, who completed bowling, batting and fielding practice as well as strength and conditioning training sessions as they stepped up their physical preparations for the upcoming 2016 season.

Bedford School Director of Cricket, Gary Steer commented:

“Desert Springs Cricket Academy is an excellent facility with such courteous staff who were helpful at all times. Thank you to everyone at Desert Springs!”

The training camp worked on a specific and carefully planned programme covering technical skills, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.

Bedford School players said of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy:

“Great facilities and wonderful staff. The nets and square enabled us to have a meaningful and constructive pre-season and it’s just a shame to leave!” Harry Beard

“The staff at the resort have been so helpful. Great food, and the cricket facilities and golf are ‘crème de la crème!” Tom Blythman

“The cricket facilities are superb! This has been a trip I shall never forget!” William Haggar

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately owned apartments normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef was on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in El Torrente Restaurant.

 

For further information contact : The Almanzora Group Ltd
Tel : +44 (0) 1242 680 299
Email : tag@almanzora.com

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Bedford School Cricket Club Pre-Season Winter Training Camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy

 

 

 

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‘Bedford School Cricket Club Nets Practice Session’ at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy


 

Dateline:  20th March 2016
Source: The Almanzora Group Ltd
Subject: Bedford School
Title: Bedford School set to visit Desert Springs For Pre-Season Cricket Training Camp
   

 

Bedford School, an All-Boys Boarding & Day School for Ages 7-18 will be stepping up their preparations for their 2016 cricket campaign by attending a 3-day pre-season training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy between Monday 4th – Thursday 7th April 2016.

Bedford School is an HMC independent school for boys located in the county town of Bedford in England. Founded in 1552, it is the oldest of four independent schools in Bedford run by the Harpur Trust.

Bedford School is composed of the Preparatory School (ages 7 to 13) and the Upper School (ages 13 to 18) with in total around 1,100 pupils, of whom approximately a third are boarders.

It has produced one Noble Prize winner, recipients of the Victoria Cross, twenty-four rugby internationals, and the winners of seven Olympic gold medals, educating leading personalities from fields as diverse as politics, academia and the armed forces, cinema, the legal profession and sport.

The Bedford School team training camp will comprise Twenty-Three (23) players and Three (3) coaches, all of whom will be spending their time completing numerous training sessions each day, which will include grass net practice, both bowling and batting, strength work, running, speed and agility work. As they will be outside and on grass, the squad will also be able to do fielding and throwing practice in realistic conditions, something not possible indoors back in the UK.

The Almanzora Group Sales & Marketing Manager, Simon Coaker remarked:

"We are delighted to welcome Bedford School for their inaugural pre-season training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy. The first recorded match on the Bedford School Cricket Ground was played in 1876, so it is clear to see that the school has an impressive history within the sport. The team has the opportunity to follow on from the visits of numerous County Cricket Clubs as well as the England Team who have visited the Desert Springs Cricket Academy for their own training camps and we sincerely hope that the training camp will provide a spring board for a successful season for them back in the UK.”

Accommodation for the players and coaches is in some of the privately owned apartments and townhouses at Desert Springs Resort normally reserved for holidays and short breaks and the resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the resort’s award-winning El Torrente Restaurant.

 

For further information contact : The Almanzora Group Ltd
Tel : +44 (0) 1242 680 116
Email : tag@almanzora.com