Whitgift School Set To Visit Desert Springs For Pre-Season Warm Weather Cricket Training Camp

Whitgift School, located in London, South Croydon will be following in the auspicious footsteps of Lancashire CCC & Somerset CCC by stepping up their preparations for their 2017 cricket campaign by attending a four (4) day pre-season training camp at the Desert Springs Cricket Academy between Monday 03rd – Friday 7th April 2017.

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A Whitgift education is unique and exceptionally tailor-made, offering a variety of pathways to qualifications, including A Level, Pre U, the IB and BTEC, with a bilingual section for native French or Spanish speakers.

Whitgift’s sport is at the forefront of achievement, with over 120 national titles won in the past five years. More than 40 sports are available, including modern pentathlon, golf, cricket, judo and cycling. Many boys represent their country in a wide variety of sports, or go on to pursue a career at the highest level.


The Whitgift School team training camp will comprise Seventy (70) players and Twelve (12) 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, 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.

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 Crocodile Club Restaurant.