Student Travels To Sierra Leone To Share Sporting Expertise
21 June 2012
Eccles Sixth Form Centre student, Nathan Johnston, recently travelled to Sierra Leone to conduct cricket coaching in association with Lancashire County Cricket Club and Manchester-based charity, Make It Happen.
Nathan, 17, from Astley, is currently studying BTEC Sport and looking to study Sport Rehabilitation or Coaching at University. He spent a week in Sierra Leone, along with two Lancashire Cricket Club Coaches, coaching 10 – 18 year olds in cricket. The programme was so successful and generated such positive interest; they also did some work with the Sierra Leone National Cricket Team during their visit.
A keen cricketer himself, Nathan plays and coaches for local his team, Astley & Tyldsley, and is hoping to pursue a career in sports coaching or sports development in the future.
Nathan said; “The trip was amazing and I definitely want to go back at some point again, though may be not until I have finished university. Meeting the National team was a highlight, though I really enjoyed the experience as a whole as coaching is something I am really interested in pursuing.”