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11 May

Ottis Gibson inspires YCC youngsters

Yorkshire County Cricket Club Head Coach Ottis Gibson met Yorkshire Cricket College (YCC) students at a special event this week.

Gibson, who made his Barbados debut in 1990 and only retired as a Durham player in 2007, before heading straight into international-level coaching, met with young people and staff from the award-winning college run by Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF) in partnership with Pro Coach and SCL Education, on Tuesday, 10 May.


Pictured Ottis Gibson, alongside Nick Robinson, head of Yorkshire Cricket College, before he discussed his journey in cricket with students from Yorkshire Cricket College.

Gibson opened up to the students in an inspiring talk about his journey in cricket before answering questions in a Q & A.


This was followed by a motivational team talk delivered on the outfield at Headingley Stadium, ahead of the college’s first game of the season – against St Peter’s School, York, today (Wednesday, 11 May).

Gibson said: “It was great to meet with the aspiring cricketers from Yorkshire Cricket College to see how they benefit from the education and coaching they receive.

“It’s always enjoyable to inspire and spend time with our young people. It’s important to give something back.”

Gibson pictured delivering a motivational team talk on the outfield at Headingley Stadium, ahead of the college’s first game of the season

Nick Robinson, head of Yorkshire Cricket College, said: “It was an honour and privilege for the college to have this special afternoon with Ottis.

“We are really looking forward to the college’s season and the support, motivation and passion Ottis brought to the table ahead of this was invaluable.”

The special event was supported by Vertu Motors – who recently joined forces with YCF in a partnership that will help boost the impact of the education work carried out by the charity, while also supporting vital work carried out in the community.

Find out more about the Yorkshire Cricket College here.

& stay tuned to YCF and Vertu Motors social media channels for more content from the special afternoon.


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