Aldridge Cricket Academy Return from ground – breaking tour
The 23 Aldridge Cricket Academy (ACA) students from Brighton Aldridge Community Academy and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy returned from their Tour to South Africa at the end of February having won 6 of 8 matches. The cricketers spent eight days in South Africa improving cricketing skills through playing local teams in pitch and climate conditions that are significantly different to those in England. The students also learnt about the country’s culture through visiting significant sites and coaching local children. The trip was a unique venture by the two schools as tours of this magnitude are normally only afforded to independent school students. For some of the travelling party this was their first ever trip abroad so it was certainly a life changing experience for them all.