Leicestershire cricketer inspires the next generation - 15th Dec 2009
A former Leicestershire cricket star is again set to make sport his business in a bid to inspire today's children with a passion to reach the top.
Tim Mason, who was part of the championship winning side for Leicestershire in 1998, has set up his own business under the wing of the UK's biggest kids coaching company Premier Sport.
Tim, who has played with and against cricketing greats including Brian Lara, Phil Simmons, Shane Warne, Michael Vaughan and Freddie Flintoff, is already working in 10 schools in the Market Harborough and Leicester areas.
Premier Sport is dedicated to developing innovative sports coaching which will help children to live a healthy, fit life, and successfully delivers coaching to more than 125,000 children every week.
The company is backed by big-named sporting ambassadors including rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio, Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew and former rugby league champion Paul Sculthorpe.
Father-of-two Tim, who was with Leicestershire and Essex for eight seasons, still plays cricket for current National Champions Kibworth. Since his professional cricketing days he has set up a property development business, which is being run by his business partner.
Now in his new role, he is delivering extra curricular clubs to primary schools including Foxton, Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Wilbarston, Farndon Fields, Hallaton, Old Mill and Manor House. He will also be running a Chewits holiday camp at the Samworth Enterprise Academy in October half term.
"Premier Sport is the UK's biggest provider, it has good people involved and is a professional set up which already knows the road to success," said Tim.
"I see this as a way I can show the children that success and enjoyment in sport is achievable. I started where they are now and have played at the highest level in cricket.
"I want to help improve the way our children learn sport, and instil them with the confidence they need to succeed. Most importantly though, we want more and more children to have fun while they are trying and playing lots of different types of sport."
Tim, 34, who lives near Market Harborough, will offer PE coaching both in and out of school hours as well as holiday camps with his team of coaches under the Premier Sport umbrella.