On a beautiful sunny day in August, Team Mintridge had the pleasure of attending another fantastic Gold Programme fixture at Lord’s with two very luck mentees! We had a wonderful day and evening planned for Stevie Eskinazi’s two Hopping Hill Primary School mentees, who would spend the day at Lord’s watching their favourite mentor in action, at the wonderful home of cricket, and experience what it is like to attend a live cricket match.
We are extremely grateful to The Robert Elliott Trust who kindly donated this brilliant Programme to Hopping Hill Primary School that was created in memory of Robert Elliott who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy and died in 2016 at the young age of 24. As an avid sports fan the Mintridge Foundation team and Robert’s family felt that this would be the greatest way to keep his memory alive in the most positive way!
Our day began as we made our way over to the warm up pitch, where the Middlesex players would prepare for the game ahead. Stevie’s mentees learnt all about what a high-performance team will do before a game to ready themselves for the big stage.
After our quick hello to Stevie, we settled into our seats and got ourselves ready for the game ahead and to cheer Stevie on as he stepped out onto the field, to play for Middlesex. There was a lot of support for Stevie from his loyal mentees who were the first to cheer when he made his big catch.
As the game drew to a close, Stevie’s mentees prepared to leave Lord’s but before they could go their superstar mentor Stevie came to see them all and catch up ahead of their next Skype call in a couple of weeks. It was such a great opportunity for the mentees to speak to Stevie after the game and have their very own Middlesex bat signed by the man himself.
After lots of photographs and a good catch up, Stevie’s Hopping Hill mentees, their parents and teachers, all headed home with big smiles after a fantastic day.
We are very grateful to Stevie and Middlesex Cricket Club for welcoming Team Mintridge and Stevie’s mentees to Lord’s for a fantastic day. We can’t wait to see how much Stevie’s mentees will learn form him in the coming months.
Thank you again to the Robert Elliott Trust who donated this wonderful Gold Cricket Programme to Hopping Hill Primary School.
If you would like to see the photos from our day, then please contact the staff at Hopping Hill Primary School.
You can see the video from our day, at our YouTube channel, via this link: https://youtu.be/rpR3DifTPfs