County Cricket Player to join visitors at Academy Day

Will Owen, Glamorgan Cricketer has accepted the invitation to visit the School on Saturday 28th  January, when the School holds its 4th annual Academy Day. Will, 22, Glamorgan County Cricket Clubs opening bowler will be leading his expertise during a coaching session by Rod Jones, Director of the Cricket Academy, to visiting young cricketers. Will made his debut for Glamorgan in 2007 and last season he picked up 33 championship wickets at an excellent average of 39.6. Right Arm Fast Bowler Will is at the School to further develop the association between Ellesmere College and Glamorgan County Cricket Club.

The Cricket Academy, headed by Rod Jones, ECB Level 3 Coach Tutor, provides a player pathway linking into Regional and beyond. Links have also been forged with Lancashire County Cricket Club. Rod Jones is delighted to have Will visiting the School for the Academy Day and commented, Like the other Academies in the School, cricket players are coached to an elite level whilst receiving a first class education and we are delighted that Will is joining us and participating in a training session.

The School has in place a sporting programme that aims to produce international standard individuals in Cricket, Rugby, Shooting, Swimming and Tennis.  The Academy Day is an opportunity to meet the coaches involved, understand the philosophy and look at the opportunities to be gained from the scholarship programme.

Following a welcome presentation by Brendan Wignall, Headmaster, budding young cricketers and their parents will be able to meet Rod Jones and Will Owen as well as Ian Williams, Director of Sports, who will field questions from players and parents regarding the Schools elite player development programmes.

The Academy Day will also give similar opportunities for talented rugby and tennis players to learn about the well-established and highly successful Rugby and Tennis Academies. The Titans senior swimming coach, Jon Pardoe, will also be presenting the opportunities for talented swimmers to join the elite development swimming Academy that was launched at the School in June 2008. During the Academy Day, the School will also be presenting the coaches behind the emerging Ellesmere College Shooting Academy.    

For more information on the Academy Day and reserve a place, click here.

13th January 2012  Back to News