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Paul returns to LCCC as Head Coach


Leicestershire County Cricket Club has announced that Paul has returned to the Fischer County Ground as Head Coach. Paul represented the Foxes across four decades in a highly successful playing career that saw him score 19,418 runs, claim 1,231 dismissals and lift five trophies at the club. The 46-year-old also represented England in ODIs and a T20I and has since worked successfully as a coach, winning the Caribbean Premier League twice in three attempts with Jamaica Tallawahs. During his time in the Caribbean, Paul worked with world-class players such as Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara and former Leicestershire CCC all-rounder Shakib […]

Education Arm of the Foundation Ceases


We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances the Education arm of the Paul Nixon Foundation has now ceased. Please feel free to follow Paul on twitter for any future developments and announcements.    

Paul Recieves England Cap


Paul recently received a proper England Cap at a dinner at Lords on 21st February. 199 is Paul’s official England Players number and 22 means he is the 22nd person to play T20 for England.

Out and About with Paul Nixon Sport Foundation


Paul Nixon Sport Foundation has been very busy recently and chances are you may have seen them out and about in the County. The Foundation has been  helping out at various primary schools across Leicestershire, promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and encouraging good competition. Here’s Paul being mobbed by children as he takes a selfie! Next the Foundation travelled to the The Leicestershire Tennis Club, playing squash & racquet-ball with a county player, Joe Green (featured in the top image). Finally, the apprentices have also been helping out at the Leicestershire Disability Olympics, held both at Aylestone and […]

Paul invited to play against Leprechauns CC in Wicklow, Ireland by Peter Savill


Paul was recently invited to play as part of an invitation XI for Peter Savill, who has created one of the most amazing Cricket grounds in his back garden in Wicklow south of Dublin. The invitation XI played against the Leprechauns Cricket club, a travelling team who love the game. The match followed the next morning with a stunning round of golf on a nearby course.

Paul Coaches Promising Youngsters at Lord’s


At a recent event at Lord’s Cricket Ground, lucky youngsters from Barrow Hill Junior School were given the chance of one-to-one coaching with Paul as guest of organizers, Arnold House School. Ross, a teacher of teacher of Barrow Hill Junior School had the following to say about the training session in a short write-up: “On Tuesday morning, a select group of Year 5 and Year 6 children went to Lord’s for a very special coaching session with ex-England wicketkeeper (Leicestershire captain and master of the reverse sweep) Paul Nixon. Running through a number of fast-paced drills, the children really impressed […]

Leicester Training Day


Pictures from a recent Leicester training day – the day was featured by Leicester Mercury whose article is below: Paul Nixon’s cricket foundation is taking shape nicely after its launch last September. The former Leicestershire and England wicketkeeper has a group of 15 teenagers working towards an NVQ in sports coaching, with the group having just returned from Valencia and a stint of learning about coaching Spanish-style. Nixon is already looking towards a new intake of students for September but is delighted with the progress the inaugural group are making. They work at Braunstone Skills Centre and have close links […]

Foundation Game v Dartfield Foundation


Paul recently brought his academy youngsters from Leicester to play a friendly cricket fixture against the Dartfield Cricket Academy based at Barnsley. The Paul Nixon Cricket Foundation based in Leicester helps learners achieve a NVQ qualification whilst developing their cricket skills under the former wicket keepers guidance. The academy is an affiliation of Paul Nixon’s own foundation with Nixon visiting on a regular basis to play games and deliver coaching sessions to the academy youngsters. Paul said “It’s great to bring my own learners up to Barnsley and play a friendly game of cricket with our academy partners. It is […]

Paul Takes on Ambassadorial Role


Paul Nixon has become an ambassador for Dorothy Goodman School in Hinckley, Leicestershire; a role that will see the former England wicket keeper promote inclusive sport for children with disabilities. Paul takes up the role alongside Leicester City Football Club striker Jamie Vardy, who will also act as an ambassador for the school. “It is massively important to encourage all children to be involved in sport,” Paul said. “Having dyslexia myself, this is something very close to my heart. I had to overcome challenges as a child.” Dorothy Goodman School caters for pupils aged between three and 19 with learning […]