Jon Dyer-Slade, a cricket coach from the United Kingdom, recently donated cricket items to the Gambia Cricket Association. Jon, from Hampshire in UK, is with the Trojan's Cricket Club and is presently doing his cricket coaching career at ECB.
It is the second such gesture from Dyer-Slade after his earlier donation of cricket equipment to the same association during his previous visit to The Gambia last year. He also held a coaching clinic with them last year and was again back with more equipment this year. The presentation ceremony was held at the Gambia Cricket Association Secretariat.
Receiving the equipment on behalf of the president, Wilfred Remileku Riley, the general secretary of the Association, thanked Dyer-Slade for his support to the Association and all those who helped in one way or the other to see that the cricket equipment reached them.
Some of the items donated included Cricket Coaching Batting Mat, set of batting pad, hard and soft balls, batting gloves, training cones, senior and junior bats, sets of plastic bat and stumps, set of cricket shirts, set of training bips amongst others.
During his week-long stay in the country, he also helped in some coaching with the Gambian U-19 team and with the Methodist school in Brikama West Coast region. Though his stay was a short one, the association says he has done a lot with the boys, who really appreciate his voluntary service to the Association. In response, the Gambia Cricket Association also presented to Dyer-Slade and all the donors certificates of appreciation.