Powell Dobson Bursary Awarded To Young Cricketer

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Faris Fafiq, first recipient of the Powell Dobson Cricket Bursary

Faris Rafiq, 10, has become the first recipient of a cricket bursary, supported by Glamorgan Cricket, designed to boost young cricketers.  

This season Cardiff-based architect firm Powell Dobson have launched the Powell Dobson Cricket Bursary to mark their 50th anniversary.

The Powell Dobson Cricket Bursary gives young, talented cricketers much needed support by providing one-on-one coaching sessions with the excellent coaching team at Glamorgan Cricket.  

Glamorgan Cricket would like to take this opportunity to thank Ann-Marie Smale, Managing Director of Powell Dobson and a qualified coach herself, for supporting this fantastic scheme which aligns with one of Glamorgan Chief Executive Hugh Morris’ core goals of discovering and nurturing the Welsh players of the future.  

Before the Glamorgan versus Somerset match in the NatWest T20 Blast, Glamorgan Cricket were pleased to present the first Powell Dobson cricket bursary award to 10-year-old Faris of St Fagan’s Cricket Club.    

Glamorgan Cricket and Cricket Wales’ community and development manager Mark Frost said: "We are really pleased to get this bursary opportunity off the ground thanks to Powell Dobson, especially as we hope that no young cricketer should be disadvantaged from the opportunity to receive excellent 1:1 coaching at our National Cricket Centre."

The club sends its congratulations to Faris and perhaps one day he could be walking out to the middle at The SSE SWALEC representing Glamorgan.

Bursaries are still available and if you would like to nominate a child aged 10 or under please email [email protected] for more information.

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