Whitgift School Return to Desert Springs Resort

Further to the success of visits in 2017 and 2018, Whitgift School, located in London, South Croydon will be following in the auspicious footsteps of Hampshire CCC & Worcestershire CCC and three Regional Women’s Professional teams by stepping up preparations for their 2023 cricket season by attending a five (5) day pre-season training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy between Saturday 1st  – Wednesday 5th April 2023.

A Whitgift education is unique and exceptionally tailor-made, offering a variety of pathways to qualifications with Whitgift’s sport at the forefront of achievement, with over 300 national titles won in the past decade. Many boys represent their country in a wide variety of sports, or go on to pursue a career at the highest level.  A passion for sport is evident across all levels with over 1000 students representing the school in over 1500 fixtures annually.

Whitgift School play on the Desert Springs Match Ground; April 2018

The Whitgift School training camp will comprise Eighty (80) players accompanied by Ten (10) staff, all of whom will be spending their time completing numerous training sessions each day, which will include grass net practice, both bowling and batting and strength and conditioning, running, speed and agility work at the Cricket Academy.

The squad will also benefit from the Cricket Ground at Desert Springs, incorporating specific practice sessions involving; throw downs, slip catch training and fielding exercises as well as match simulations.

Whitgift School at Desert Springs Resort; April 2018

The players and coaches will be accommodated in some of the privately-owned Apartments and townhouses 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 the Crocodile Club Restaurant

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