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11th February 2020 News

Boys’ Academy receive talk from Opening Up Cricket

Durham Cricket boys’ Academy attended a workshop from Opening Up Cricket this past weekend looking at mental wellbeing in cricket.

Working alongside the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) the boys’ Academy squad looked into a wide range of topics including dealing with stress, developing mental skills and the importance of communication.

Mark Boyns of Opening Up said: “It was a pleasure working with the group. They offered lots of good responses to the questions and identified areas in sport and life where they can look after their mental health.”

Working as a group the boys’ looked into the link between physical and mental fitness, showing the importance for cricket and beyond. Providing tips on mindset, preparation and helping cricketers cope under pressure.

John Windows, Academy Director said: “To welcome Opening Up Cricket and the PCA to Emirates Riverside was great, it is really important for the lads to learn about mental well-being.

“The lads received a really engaging talk and this can only be beneficial to our cricketers in hearing about mental health and well-being on and off the field.”

For more information on Opening Up Cricket can be found here. 



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