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Cricket Derbyshire launches Sports Leadership Apprenticeship Scheme

DerbyCricket Derbyshire are launching a new Sports Leadership Apprenticeship Scheme for 16 to 18 year olds.

The scheme will offer a unique opportunity for young people who want to pursue a career in sport to become the community sport activity coaches and leaders of the future.

As well as completing an apprenticeship with Cricket Derbyshire, there will be an opportunity for successful candidates to gain additional qualifications in coaching cricket and supporting school sport.

Director of Partnerships Ryan Duckett said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to work in a professional sport environment and gain industry-recognised qualifications.

“We will be working with the Mitre Group - one of the UK's leading apprenticeship skills development organisations - as we encourage more people from Derby City and across the County to get involved in cricket as players, coaches or volunteers.”

Jennie Bowmer from Mitre Group added: “We are looking forward to working with Cricket Derbyshire on this exciting new apprenticeship programme. The additional qualifications and the vocational experience gained will give an invaluable insight into the community programmes run by Cricket Derbyshire.

“Following the programme, we will also be providing progression routes onto L3 Sports Programmes to enable the apprentices to continue to develop their knowledge and skills.”

The scheme begins in September 2013 and is completed over a 12 month period. The closing date for applications is Friday, August 30th with the view to conduct interviews the week commencing September, 2nd 2013.

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