SHAPE continues to support cricket

21 February 2012

At SHAPE, we believe in contributing to the community. 

In addition to our relationship and major fundraising efforts with the Bone Health Foundation, we also support a number of organisations and not-for-profits in each state.  One of these is the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy (DLCA) in South Australia.

In 2010, SHAPE and the DLCA, an initiative of the South Australian Cricket Association, developed the SHAPE Carl Hooper Scholarship.  The Scholarship, named after the former West Indies Captain, offers promising young cricketers from the West Indies the opportunity to improve their cricket skills through intense training with the DLCA .  

The first recipient of the scholarship was 17 year old Kavem Hodge from the West Indies who was chosen for his leadership abilities as well as his cricketing talent.  Kavem trained with the DLCA from November 2010 until the end of January 2011.  At the end of his time at the DLCA he stated "This Academy has helped prepare me not only physically but mentally and I feel much more confident in myself and in my game". Since leaving the Academy, Kavem has represented the West Indies U/19s in Dubai and India.

The 2011/2012 recipient of the SHAPE Carl Hooper Scholarship, Hayden Walsh from Antigua, started at the DLCA in November 2011 and is currently playing for Sturt District Cricket Club.  Carl Hooper believes he will be a super star and is destined to play test cricket for the West Indies. 

Congratulations Hayden!

This entry was posted on Tuesday, 21 February 2012.

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