BCC Youth coach Dave Bunker – he is with us again in 2016 – has had his work with Kentisbeare CC recognised by a national cricket magazine.
Steve Birley nominated ‘Bunks’ for the award when Cricketworld advertised the fact that they were looking for cricket’s ‘unsung heroes’.
Sure enough Dave got recognised for his work of which Steve (Birley) says:
“Dave’s efforts with Kentisbeare over a 10-year period are an astonishing example of someone being able to buck the trend in terms of the financial expectations of the game, and really create a success story.
He began his current work with the Kent’s 10 years ago when, for a first session of introducing youngsters to cricket, he had a handful of kids attend and now, after much hard work on and off the cricket field – he went out to visit local schools and recruit in the early days before word of mouth got round – he has ended up with 50, sometimes 60 youngsters going to his weekly sessions at the club!
It is truly a cricketing success story with the most amazing fact being that he has done all this without receiving a penny for his labours, something which I find extraordinary.
In my humble opinion Dave is worthy of greater acknowledgment, but I am delighted that he was able to receive a certificate from cricket World.”
Dave Bunker will be again helping with the BCC youth section in 2016.