The Wings Sports Academy

The Wings sports academy is run by Mark Slade (Youth Worker and Football Coach) and Dan Bowser (L2 cricket coach).

Its primary aim is to encourage young people to have a go at different sports with a view to improving their skills, enjoying themselves, getting fit and perhaps progressing to one of the local clubs.

We also aim to equip young people by helping them through coaching courses and gaining qualifications. Several of our regular volunteers have become qualified and help out with coaching sessions at the Academy. Current sports include football and cricket.

We also run another exciting activity – the Performance Cricket Squad to which promising young cricketers from North Devon who are playing for Devon at their age group, or on the verge of doing so, are invited to train together.

This has proved very successful and beneficial to the players who have taken part. Particularly enjoyable was a two day course with Chris Read, former England wicket keeper.



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