Coalpit Heath 1st team opener Sam Cooper – aka “Scoops” – has been selected to represent Serco UK & Europe in the company’s global cricket finals to be held in the iconic D Y Patil 55000 capacity stadium, home of the Mumbai Indians IPL team.
The twenty one year old from Yate works as a Program assistant for Serco Education based in Pill was selected at their nationwide trials held in Loughborough earlier this year.
Serco who provide and manage crucial business processes for the Public and private sectors worldwide are celebrating 25 years on the stock exchange have organised global events around the world raising money for local charities using the slogan “Every Child Everywhere”.
Sam is particularly pleased that the Serco Foundation have chosen UK charity Whiz Kidz, who provide wheelchairs and equipment for disabled children, considering the close relationship Heath have with local disabled charity Paul’s Place who are based at the Cricket Club.
Sam an ECB qualified coach who currently coaches Heath’s under 13’s is also heavily involved in Heath’s affiliation to the ECB latest initiative “Chance to Shine” which aims to introduce more boys and girls into cricket.
The 20/20 format finals to be held 22-24 November will see teams from 5 continents competing for the prestigious”Lestyn Williams Challenge Cup”
So we all wish Sam and his team the best of luck and hope they can bring back the Trophy to the UK.