Susan: What is your five year vision? Where do you want to take France cricket?
prebou: We are definitely aware that this sport is practically unknown in this country, especially among the younger French population. Despite the historical background, no cricketing tradition or culture exists to build up on. Therefore we are focusing on increasing the visibility and awareness of the sport. Our three key objectives are to popularize cricket in France, to increase youth development, and to increase the on-field standard. One project to develop more visbili- ty and youth is our work together with USEP to coach school teachers on how to teach cricket basics.We are also concentrating our efforts on developing the indoor cricket game. One reason is that there are not enough cricket grounds to play on in the big cities. The indoor game furthermore fits the school season and it is easier to grasp the main principles. Lastly, we are also working on licensing more coaches and qualified umpires, and developing nationally rec- ognized courses in French.
Susan: How can readers of the Expatriate Magazine get involved?
Prebou: We would love people who are passionate about cricket or want to learn more to join us, either as a volunteer or sponsor. Please reach out to us via email