Sheffield Collegiate Academy set to return to Desert Springs for pre-season warm weather cricket training camp


Between Saturday 28th – Tuesday 31st March, Sheffield Collegiate Academy, for a second consecutive year, will complete a three (3)-day warm weather training camp at Desert Springs Resort in preparation for the forthcoming season.

Founded in 1881 and nestled just a few hundred metres away from Dore and Totley train station in South Yorkshire, England, Sheffield Collegiate has spawned some stellar cricketing names, Joe Root and Michael Vaughan being the highest-profile among them. So useful was their camp last April that they are now set to return with more players and extra coaches.

The training camp will comprise sixteen (16) talented cricketers aged 13-17 years, accompanied by four (4) coaching staff, all of whom will be spending their time completing a specific and carefully planned programme of numerous training sessions each day covering technical skills, fielding drills, bowling and batting, strength and conditioning and both individual and group activity.

Grass net practice will take place at the Cricket Academy. Strength and conditioning work, running, speed and agility work will be completed at the Cricket Ground and Gym at the Sierras Sports Club and the academy players shall compete in competitive T20 matches at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground on Monday 30th March.

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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 both El Torrente and the Crocodile Club Restaurant.


For further information contact:

Nick Gaywood
+44 (0)7793 558 132