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Lifelong cricket fan Brian Relf has bowled over the cricket community in Loughborough, by giving up his free time to serve Loughborough Carillon Cricket Club for over 30 years. He is now club President.
When Brian moved to Loughborough in 1972 he became a volunteer coach at the club, training and managing the junior team. He also found time to play cricket for the club, work full time, and bring up a young family. Along with other volunteers at the club Brian saw that the Pavilion and the ground needed some improvement and set about helping to beg, borrow and bid for assistance in improving the facilities.
The ground, nets and clubhouse have all changed for the better since those days, and part of Brian’s role as club President is to ensure the club offers the best opportunities possible including artificial nets and wickets. The work of the volunteers has a wide benefit to the community as the changing facilities, pavilion and pitches are used by Loughborough Carillon Mixed Hockey Club during the winter months.
Cricket is a family passion. Brian’s son, who he coached as a ten year old player, all those years ago, is now club chairman and his wife gives up her time to act as welfare officer and club secretary!
Says Brian, “Like most clubs we are completely reliant on volunteers – who get involved in everything from fundraising to coaching, to transport and cricket teas.”
Over the years Brian has given thousands of hours to the club, and his greatest pleasure has been seeing young players enjoy cricket, many of whom at varying ages have gone on to represent the county.
“It is great to see 40 young players aged from 5 to 13 practising here every Tuesday;” says Brian. “They love cricket, and I am happy to do what I can to support them.”
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