Loughborough University MCCU Women complete pre-season training camp at Desert Springs Resort


Twelve (12) members of Loughborough University MCCU Women’s Cricket, accompanied by Head Coach Rob Taylor and the teams Physiotherapist and Strength & Condition Coach, are now back in England having completed a successful 5-day training camp between Tuesday 9th – Sunday 14th 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 Ground and Academy, in the Almanzora region of Almeria, Andalucía in south-east Spain.

Grass net practice, both bowling and batting took place at the Cricket Academy. Strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility was completed at the Cricket Ground and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club.

To conclude the training camp, Loughborough University MCCU Women competed in a T20 Match against Sheffield Collegiate Cricket Club Cricket on Saturday 13th April.

Loughborough University MCCU Women Cricket players said of their pre-season training experience at Desert Springs Resort:

“A fantastic facility that had everything we need. It was great to get a run out on grass in the sun and spend some quality time with the girls.” Ellie Threkeld

 “We’ve had a great week at Desert Springs. It has been good to get back out on grass using the fantastic facilities here. Quality food and staff and an amazing week in the sun.” Rachael Potter

 “It was great to get back out on turf wickets and make the most of quality facilities before the season starts back home.” Sarah Bryce

 “Great facilities and lovely members of staff. Great opportunity to get outside in the sun on quality wickets!” Lucy Higham

 “Veggie options were amazing. Thank you, chefs. Great facilities and members of staff.” Matilda Callaghan

 “A fantastic opportunity to train outdoors in the heat ready for the British summer! We were looked after brilliantly by all the staff here and they were soooooo helpful!” Kathryn Bryce

 To view the video of the Desert Springs Cricket Ground & Academy Click Here

The players and coaches were accommodated in some of the privately-owned apartments & townhouses 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:

Nick Gaywood
+44 (0)7793 558 132