The NYEngApps Brathay Apprentice Challenge Team have done a fantastic job with finishing their community project.
The team which is made up of apprentices from a number of companies across North Yorkshire have entered the Brathay Apprentice Challenge to raise awareness on apprenticeships as well as improving employability skills such as team building and communication by completing a community project.
The team which includes Jordan Layne, Sam Richardson, Sam Beales, Josh Pearce, Luke Woods de Lacy, Harry Proberts, Ben Moyser, Kelly Lambert and Alyssa Wood worked chose to work with Westow Cricket Club.
Alyssa said: ''It came to our attention that Westow Cricket Club needed a cricket net, but were struggling to raise the funds to buy one. The team has been in close contact with the club to ensure it was clear about the requirements, as well as discussing plans with the clubs members. The team has had to use its skills to design the frame and know the exact measurements before building to plan for supplies. It had to source a supplier to provide the scaffolding poles and fixing to deliver these. All the team started building the frame during the first week in April and have shown fantastic team work and commitment to the project, showing various engineering skills, such as manufacturing and welding. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone for their support and contributions.''
David Coverdale, from the cricket club's management committee, said the nets would be of great help with the coaching sessions.
''Westow Cricket Club is very active in promoting cricket to young people in the rural area. There are coaching sessions on Sunday mornings running from May for boys and girls of any age and ability. The sessions are fun, with a focus on the basics of batting, bowling, catching and fielding. The net will be of great help.''