A YOUNG Prudhoe coach has been awarded for his work in training the sport stars of the future.

Daniel Craigie received the young volunteer accreditation at the Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards from the Northumberland Cricket Board for his work at Corbridge Cricket Club.

The awards recognise the input of club volunteers towards cricket, acknowledging their truly exceptional contributions and crucial role in shaping the game within the county.

The 19-year-old was also named young coach of the year at the awards ceremony.

He gained a level two cricket coaching award last year, after receiving a grant from Sport Tynedale.

Whilst at Prudhoe High School, he coached the girls’ cricket team, and also presided over the U11 and U13 teams at Corbridge Cricket Club.

Daniel’s vital volunteer work in cricket and hockey in the district has also been recognised with a nomination for the young volunteer award ahead of the Sport Tynedale Awards 2019.

The teenager currently attends Sheffield Hallam University where he is studying to become a PE teacher.

He is also a member of the North Regional Young Umpire Action Group, and umpires for local clubs.

Also a highly-rated hockey coach, he helped the King Ecgbert School U16 girls’ hockey team, in Sheffield, qualify for the northern finals.