Events 2016 - Charity Fun Festival – 28/08/2016 – Birkby Rose Hill CC – Huddersfield
The inaugural event for Eshaki Foundation in conjunction with Birkby Rose Hill CC was held on 28th August providing a day of cricket, coaching and fun activities for young people and their families to enjoy
A huge success, we were able to attract senior cricket personalities, over 40 young players from the surrounding communities (and their parents), and a host of media outlets to cover the day.
The guest players included Paul Nixon (England), John Lever (England), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Imran Nazir (Pakistan) and Faisal Iqbal (Pakistan).
Engaging young players and bring communities together was at the centre of our focus for this event. We wanted to bring access to professional cricketers for young people in the area for whom the idea of playing with or receiving coaching from some of their heroes was beyond a dream. During the day, the guest players:
- Gave a number of demonstrations on various batting, bowling and fielding techniques
- Provided one to one coaching sessions for a handful of talented youngsters
- Engaged with all the youngsters and their parents