Kit donations help grow cricket in Cameroon

11th Dec 2017
Kit donations help grow cricket in Cameroon

Cameroonian cricketers have been benefiting from a Lord’s Taverners kit donation as cricket continues to expand in the west African country. Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in Cameroon, which means there is a greater need for sports clothing and equipment. Your vital kit donations are helping young people in Cameroon and many other countries, giving them the chance to play and train.

The Cameroon Cricket Federation was founded in 2005 and works in partnership with both the Lord’s Taverners and Cricket Without Boundaries to run cricket competitions and expand the game in Cameroon. Over the past 12 years, cricket has grown to such an extent that there are nearly 200 local coaches operating in both urban and rural areas across the country. There has also been a focus on getting Cameroonian women into cricket as the women’s game continues to grow worldwide.

Solefack James, Cricket Development Officer for Cameroon said: “We hope this partnership with the Lord’s Taverners will continue beyond the beautiful experience we have had this year, it has been a real booster being able to use what they donated to us.

It has been a wonderful season for us this year especially as we were dressed like international cricketers thanks to the Lord’s Taverners donation” added Ntoube Nseke Bruno, Captain of the Academy Cricket Club of Douala and winner of the 2017 Cricket Cup of Cameroon.

To find out more about the Lord’s Taverners Sports Kit Recycling programme and when and where you can donate your unwanted kit, please visit here.

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