Youngsters enjoy sports academy

Youngsters in Annandale and Eskdale have enjoyed another successful October Sports Academy.

The award-winning Sports Academy run by Annandale and Eskdale Sports and Leisure Trust is now in its seventh year and schoolchildren again jumped at the chance to try out all manner of sports under the guidance of professionals.

Two weeks of activities in both Langholm and Annan included mini-racket sports, which is a combination of tennis and badminton, and cricket camps with the newly-appointed Dumfries and Galloway community coach, Chris Stewart. Continue reading


AE Sports Academy Cricket Camps

Two October Cricket Camps were held recently as part of the Annandale and Eskdale Sports Academy. They were run by the new DG Community Cricket Coach, Chris Stewart, whose work is supported by the Rural Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Programme.

At the camp at Langholm in the Eskdale Centre 12 local youngsters were taken through the skills of fielding, bowling and batting in two 2 hour sessions which concluded with an energetic and competitive game of pairs cricket.

At the camp at Annan Academy a promising twelve registrations resulted in just four attending. However that meant individual attention and the scheduled two hour session was filled with fielding and batting and a hectic game of non-stop cricket.

October Cricket Camps in Annan and Langholm

Providing High Quality Coaching & Come & Try Sports

Providing High Quality Coaching & Come & Try Sports

AE Sports Academy Cricket Camps

in partnership with

Cricket Scotland and their new Dumfries & Galloway Community Coach, Chris Stewart and Langholm Cricket Club.

Cricket has been an established team sport for hundreds of years. With Scotland taking part in the last Cricket World Cup and the growing popularity of this sport the Leisure Trust in partnership with Cricketscotland, Langholm Cricket Club are looking to give children the opportunity to enjoy this popular sport.

This fun and exciting Cricket Camp led by Dumfries & Galloway’s new Community Coach will allow children to learn the key and basic skills involved in playing cricket. Children will be given the opportunity to master the art of bowling, batting, catching and throwing with fun cricket matches to finish.

Cricket Scotland LogoChildren will also have the opportunity to advance onto regular club sessions and there could possibly be an appearance by a Scottish Saltire.

Cost: – £6.00 per child (Langholm) and £3.00 per child (Annan)





Max No.

Booking Ref

Eskdale Centre, Langholm

13th Oct

10.00am – 3.00pm

5 – 16 yrs



Annan Academy Sports Hall

20th Oct

1.00pm – 3.00pm

5 – 16 yrs



For further information or a booking form please call:

Calum Graham, Sports Development Officer, Annandale & Eskdale Sports & Leisure Trust, Council Offices, 16 High Street, Annan, DG12 6AQ.
Tel: – 01461 207046. e-mail: –