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 […]

Educational/Coaching Trip to Valencia

Pictures from our recent trip to Valencia, and their recognition certificates with the Paul Nixon Cricket Foundation. If you are 16-18 year old and from Leicester, book your place for the academy by sending us a message or contact us on Tel: 07718128782 / 07579803833 or email:

Nico Joins Stars for Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation

Paul Nixon joined some of the stars of world cricket to help raise funds for the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation (RSCF), in a charity game that raised an incredible £50,000. Paul turned out for a Brian Lara XI, which took on a Warwickshire 1994 All Star at the picturesque Wormsley Cricket Ground, with his team-mates included batting superstar Lara, Matthew Hoggard, Andrew Strauss and England women’s vice-captain Heather Knight. However, it was the bowling performance of 11-year-old substitute Dee Jarvis (pictured right, with Brian Lara) that stole the headlines, after the youngster took a hat-trick of wickets having been selected […]

Paul Teams Up with Royalty

Paul found himself in royal company on Monday 14th July, as he participated in a Twenty20 match held at the Royal Household Cricket Club in Windsor, organised by The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry in aid of United for Wildlife. United for Wildlife was created by The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Led by Prince William, it has brought together the world’s leading wildlife charities under a common purpose; to create a global movement for change. Paul captained the United for Wildlife team against a Royal Household side, with The Duke of […]

De Montfort University Students take on JHMT in Memorable Football Tournament

Paul and the rest of JHMT’s star supporters from the world of music, sport and community, turned out to play both Men and Womens De Montfort University Students Union football teams to put on a memorable football tournament to raise funds for JHMT at Goals Leicester on Saturday 25th January. The event aimed to raise awareness of SADS  and JHMT’s vital campaign to reduce the incidence, of sudden, unexpected death in young people.

L Factor comes to town

Paul and former Tigers prop, George Chuter, will host the L Factor at Leicester’s O2 Academy on 27th March. The event is in aid of The Lord’s Taverners and Warning Zone. For more details contact

Paul presents at the Sports Awards

Paul joined a host of sports stars recently for the Leicester Mercury Sports Awards. The event was held at the Tigers’ ground, in Welford Road, and there was something for the hosts to celebrate as Tom Youngs landed the Sportsman of the Year prize. Paul was joined by fellow former Leicestershire cricketer, Will Jefferson, to hand Lizzie Warner “Junior Sportswoman” of the year award. More information here.