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Dateline: 18th April 2016
Source:  The Almanzora Group Ltd
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Dragon School completes a successful warm weather pre-season cricket and fitness training Camp at the Desert Springs Resort
   

 

The Dragon School U-13 players are now back in England having completed a successful five (5) days of warm weather pre-season cricket and fitness training between Saturday 11th – Thursday 16th 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.

Patrick Foster, Dragon School Master in Charge of Cricket, assisted by Neil Pickup and Alastair Bowden, accompanied twenty-two (22) players 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.

 

Patrick Foster, Dragon School Master in Charge of Cricket commented:

“The experience has been outstanding. I have been really impressed with everything, from the hospitality and service, through to the facilities.

The accommodation is superb and the resort has a wonderful atmosphere and the staff were extremely helpful with a wonderful ‘can-do’ attitude at all times with all requests. The only shame is that I didn’t get the opportunity to play the golf course, next time!”

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

 

The Dragon School U-13 players said of their pre-season training experience at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy:

“I had a really good time using the fantastic facilities and apartments. There is a really good atmosphere at the resort and the location is amazing!” Tom Stacey – Age 13

“It was brilliant! The food was amazing and the cricket square was one of the best I have ever played on.” Ludo Wilson – Age 12

“I would totally recommend Desert Springs to people, the cricket facilities were super!”Tom Stephenson-Green – Age 12

“The food and facilities were amazing and the view from our room was amazing!” Will Hammersley – Age 13

“Amazing facilities and superb food!” Freddie Loehnis – Age 12
“The location is great and the facilities were amazing!”
Conrad Peck – Age 12

“Super! The rooms were fantastic and the cricket facilities were incredible.” Marc Livingston – Age 12

“I think that the facilities are great and the service and food is good, the rooms are big which is nice, I had a great time” Max Enssle – Age 12

 

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately owned apartments and townhouses 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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Dragon School U-13 Cricket Squad Training Camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy

 

 

 

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‘Dragon School Batsman Practice Session’ at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy

 

 

 

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Dragon School using the ‘Centre Wicket ‘during their training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy


 

Dateline: 25th January 2016
Source:  The Almanzora Group Ltd
Subject: Cricket at Desert Springs
Title: Trent College set to return to Desert Springs for Cricket Training Camp
   

 

Further to their inaugural visit back in 2012, Trent College has elected to return to Desert Springs Resort.

A cricket squad of Twenty (20) players aged between 16 - 18 years and Three (3) officials from Trent College will be stepping up their preparations for the 2016 season by completing a 4-day training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy between Monday 4th – Friday 8th April 2016.

The players and coaches will be spending their time completing a specific and carefully planned programme of numerous training sessions each day covering technical skills, bowling and batting o grass wickets, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity. As they will be outside and on grass, the squad will also be able to do fielding and throwing practice.

The players and coaches will be accommodated in some of the privately owned Apartments at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in El Torrente Restaurant.

 

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

"We are delighted to welcome the return of Trent College for their annual training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy.”

 

Speaking of their inaugural visit to Desert Springs Cricket Academy in 2012, Trent College Cricket Coach, Scott Boswell said:

“The cricket facilities are definitely a strength at Desert Springs. I didn't expect such a high quality wicket, which thanks to Anthony and his team was superb. Also, weather conditions have enabled us to practice intensively every day which was the purpose of this trip.”

 

The feedback received from visiting groups has further confirmed the quality of the cricket training facilities and service provided at Desert Springs Resort.

 

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


 

Testimonials


DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & GOLF CLUB

 
From: Jose Ignacio Olea, Golf Operations Manager at Desert Springs Resort & Golf Club.
Date: Thursday, 19th April, 2012
Subject: Trent College Pre-season cricket training in Spain, Saturday 14th - Wednesday 18th April, 2012
 

A cricket squad of 20 players aged between 16 - 18 years and two officials from Trent College – followed in the footsteps of other teams such as Cheltenham College, by enjoying the facilities of the Cricket Academy established at Desert Springs for their pre–season training camp between Saturday 14th – Wednesday 18th April.

During their four-night stay, the Trent College players and officials 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 the resort’s award-winning El Torrente restaurant.

met with Scott Boswell, Head of Cricket at Trent College, for an informal interview to receive his feed-back on the whole experience at Desert Springs Resort.

(Jose) This is your first time at Desert Springs; after spending some days at the Resort what is your overall impression?

(Scott) I´m very happy with our stay so far. Initially the Cricket Camp was going to take place at a different Resort; however, at the very last minute the venue had to be rescheduled and I was quite apprehensive about going elsewhere. After speaking to Kim Parsley from Cheltenham School I was more confident and thought that Desert Springs would be the right choice.

(Jose) How do you rate the cricket facilities at Desert Springs?

(Scott) The cricket facilities are definitely a strength at Desert Springs. I didn't expect such high a quality wicket, which thanks to Anthony and his team was superb. Also, weather conditions have enabled us to practice intensively every day which is the purpose of this trip.

(Jose) A group of 22 people can provide us with helpful feedback about other important matters such as accommodation and meals. Moreover, resting and eating properly is vital to any athlete.

(Scott) The resort accommodation was lovely. All of the Apartments at Desert Springs are nicely furnished. The food was actually fantastic and considering that the boys eat a lot, both the quantity and quality were superb.

(Jose) Considering your positive feedback concerning the Camp, is there an opportunity to see Trent College back at Desert Springs?

(Scott) Definitely. Every aspect of the Training Camp has surpassed my expectations and we have been able to do a lot of productive work. We shall be back in 2014 and maybe next year as well!

(Jose) Is there anything else that you would like to comment?

(Scott) Actually the staff at Desert Springs deserve to be mentioned. The service received from the departments was great; everyone offered assistance and we communicated with the managers frequently.

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Scott Boswell, Cricket Coach, Trent College

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Trent College Cricket Squad pictured during pre-season training at Desert Springs in south - east Spain

 

 

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DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & GOLF CLUB

 
From: Scott Boswell
Date: Thursday, 19th April, 2012
Subject: Scott Boswell, Trent College Cricket Coach, reporting on the Trent College Cricket Winter Training Camp hosted at the Desert Springs Resort between 14th - 18th April, 2012.
 

Hi Sandra

Thank you again for your first class hospitality during our recent stay. The food facilities and accommodation were all very good and perfect for our cricket preparation.

We will definitely be trying to come back in 2014.

Thank you again

Kind regards
Scott