Trust fund set up in memory of Bob Woolmer

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2007, 15:05 [IST]
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Johannesburg, Mar 24: In an effort to show respect and honour to late coach Bob Woolmer, a trust fund in his memory has been established in South Africa.

The fund named ''Bob Woolmer Trust Fund'' will raise money for a number of projects, including a coaching academy with which the former England cricketer was associated at the time of his death, a release issued by the trust stated.

The fund will also help to build ''The Bob Woolmer Cricket Academy'' near Nelspruit, close to South Africa's border with Mozambique, and will open its doors sometime in 2008.

The academy will spread Woolmer's coaching philosophy to both cricketers and coaches, besides helping underprivileaged childrens interested in the game of cricket.

The trust will also ensure the timely release of the late coach's much-hyped book ''Discovering Cricket: The Art and Science of the Game'', co-written with sports scientist Professor Tim Noakes, and will also provide financial assistance to his family members, the release stated.

The founding members of the trust includes former South African cricketers Jonty Rhodes and Barry Richards, his friend Noakes and wife Gill Woolmer.


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