It is not often that players have an individual coach at training sessions although Essex County Coaching Officer Stuart Gibbs managed to enlist the services of ten coaches to support the twelve Essex juniors who attended the Essex Assessment Training Group session in February. Players from the Clacton, Colchester, Southend and Burnham leagues were represented. The juniors were fully committed to the training tasks assigned by Stuart and worked hard throughout the five hour session. Three new players were welcomed to the group and they demonstrated the progress that they are making at their local clubs. The standard of play was enhanced by James Denyer, Sam Lowman and Sidney Dorn, all of whom have represented Essex in ETTA Inter County Championship matches at either Cadet or U18 level. The volunteer coaches did a great job, always on hand to encourage the young players to give of their best and to provide advice and support. Thanks go to Felipe Rodriguez and Gill Locke for organising the venue.
The next training session for the group is being held at BATTS Harlow on Sunday, 21st April. S. Lowman