Templepatrick’s youth coaching gets backing from Mango Bikes

Templepatrick Cricket Club has received generous backing from Parkgate-based Mango Bikes that will support the provision of quality weekly cricket coaching sessions for children and young people.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 10:46 am

Mango Bikes, which supplies award-winning, affordable, custom-built commuter, road and city bikes, as well as parts and accessories, will sponsor all the club’s work in their primary school age groups for P1 to P7 children for the next three years.

Andrew Hassard Managing Director of Mango Bikes, was at The Cloughan in Ballyclare on Wednesday, May 19 to hand over new Mango-sponsored training and playing tops.

He said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Templepatrick Cricket Club. As a former TCC player, I am well aware of the great work the club does to provide children and young people in Ballyclare and across the Antrim and Newtownabbey borough with quality sporting opportunities, so I’m glad that we are able to help support the club provide cricket opportunities to P1 to P7 children over the next few years.

Andy McCrea (left) receiving new training and playing tops from Andrew Hassard of Mango Bikes, and his daughter Heidi.

“It is so important for children and young people to get outside, exercise and enjoy themselves with their friends, so it’s great that we can help them do that through encouraging them to cycle, and now by supporting Templepatrick’s youth coaching programme.”

Andy McCrea, TCC’s Cricket Development Officer, added: “We are extremely grateful to Andrew and Mango Bikes for agreeing to sponsor our P1 to P7 programme. This sponsorship will help us continue to provide the best possible facilities, equipment and coaching for all our young players.

“Like all sports clubs, our finances have taken a hit due to the pandemic, so we are really pleased that a fantastic local company like Mango Bikes has come on board at this time, supporting the provision of fun-filled cricket opportunities for boys and girls aged 4 – 11 years.”

Templepatrick Cricket Club’s coaching sessions for P1 to P7 children take place at The Cloughan, Ballyclare on Wednesday evenings (6.30pm – 8pm) from May – August. Already 90 boys and girls have signed up for this year’s programme, but more are welcome to join.

Full details are available at templepatrickcc.co.uk or check out the club’s Facebook page and Twitter feed - @tpatrickcc

For more information about Mango Bikes log on to mangobikes.com, follow @MangoBikes on Twitter or like Mango Bikes on Facebook.

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