Sunrisers are delighted to be working with Jersey Cricket to facilitate a mid-season training camp on the island. Members of Sunrisers first team squad, and invited players, will be heading over to Jersey this coming Sunday, 18th June.
Their time with Jersey Cricket will see the group prepare for the upcoming Rachel Heyhoe-Flint Trophy fixture block, utilising Jersey Cricket’s world-class cricket and physical facilitiesincluding Strive Gym who recently hosted the British & Irish Lions & England Rugby.
Sunrisers and Jersey Cricket have worked together for a number of years, with Jersey Cricket having brought their women’s team and a number of high potential female cricketers over to the Sunrisers region previously. The two organisations having been looking to identify an opportunity for Sunrisers to travel to Jersey, with the current gap in domestic competitive fixtures proving to be ideal.
During the three-day trip Sunrisers will train at Jersey Cricket’s Grainville Cricket Centre, in St Saviour, a regular venue for international tournaments and matches. As part of the partnership Jersey Cricket will be involved in the training camp, with several their women’s team joining sessions alongside Jersey Cricket coaches.
Sunrisers players and staff will also be attendance for Jersey Cricket’s Women & Girls evening sessions on Monday 19th June to coach and meet players across the player pathway,including the junior Lionesses performance programme.
Jersey Cricket Performance Manager & Women’s National Coach, Lee Meloy, said:
“We are excited to be hosting Sunrisers for their mid-season training camp. For a professional outfit like Sunrisers to choose Jersey for their camp, shows the growth & development we have seen in the Women’s game over recent years. It’s a testament to the strong relationship we have built in which both parties want to provide our cricketers with high level experiences both on and off island now and in future years to come”.
On the trip and partnership, Danni Warren, Sunrisers Regional Director of Women’s Cricket commented:
“This training camp is a really exciting opportunity for Sunrisers, both for the players and as an organisation. Given the break in the schedule at this stage of the summer we wanted to ensure that players were supported as best they could, to have access to world class facilities will provide the perfect preparations for our next block of RHFT matches.
From a personal perspective, I have been involved in the Sunrisers/Middlesex Cricket partnership with Jersey since it’s inception in 2020 and over this time have loved seeing how both organisations women and girl’s programmes have evolved. For us to be able to go to island and see first-hand the brilliant work Jersey Cricket are doing is fantastic. I would like to personally thank all at Jersey Cricket who are making this trip possible.”