University strikes new cricket partnership

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The University of Wolverhampton has struck a new partnership deal with neighbours Walsall Cricket Club.

The three-year sponsorship agreement will create new opportunities for students to gain coaching, volunteering and other experience with the Club.

Through the partnership, the Cricket Club will have access to the University’s academic expertise for player analysis, testing and research.

The University’s logo will appear on senior playing shirts and the partners will explore working together on outreach activities with local schools.

Walsall Cricket Club is based in Gorway Road, next to the University’s Walsall Campus which specialises in sports, education, nursing and performing arts courses.

Dr Richard Medcalf, Director of the Institute of Human Sciences at the University, said: “I’m delighted that we have signed a new wide-ranging partnership agreement with Walsall Cricket Club. The club are a huge part of the sporting landscape in the town and we hope our new agreement will support their ambitions and likewise provide some excellent opportunities for students studying sports related degree courses on our Walsall Campus.”

David Middleton, President of Walsall Cricket Club, said: “We are absolutely delighted to partner with our close neighbours the University of Wolverhampton who are a huge presence in the town. The partnership will help us to achieve our goals both on and off the pitch and offer sports students the chance to work with our players on an academic level and also utilise our facilities.”

For more information about sport at the University, visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/sport

Further details about Walsall Cricket Club: http://walsall.play-cricket.com/

Further information

Picture caption (from left): Dannyjo Cox (1st Team Captain); Roger Hanley (Chairman of Cricket); Dr Richard Medcalf (Director of the Institute of Human Sciences at the University), Luke Stynes (University of Wolverhampton student); David Middleton (President of Walsall Cricket Club), Sam McFarlane (Chairman) and Michael Lockett (2nd Team Captain).

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: Monday, 8 April 2019 

 

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