Sporting icons will conduct cricket and soccer clinics at Trinity School Croydon.
The legendary West Indian cricketer and the former Manchester United footballer will be representing their country to mark the Day, which is celebrated worldwide on the second Monday in March each year.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Patrick Manning is the Commonwealth-Chair-in-Office. Mr Lara and Mr Yorke will join Prime Minister Manning at a reception in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Head of the Commonwealth - at Marlborough House, the Commonwealth Secretariat’s global Headquarters, on Monday night.
At Trinity, the pair will conduct cricket and soccer clinics with boys from the school and talk to them about their respective sporting careers and their roles as sports leaders.
Brian Lara is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, holding the record for the highest individual score in Test cricket. Former Manchester United Great Dwight Yorke also played for Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sydney FC and Sunderland in his illustrious career. He was also captain of Trinidad and Tobago, his national team.
For over 30 years, the Commonwealth has worked to champion the rights of young people. Through the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS), the Commonwealth Youth Programme has a dedicated sports advisor, working on youth development through sport. CABOS was established in 2005 to promote the value of sport as a tool for social, economic, health and educational development.
Trinity School is an independent day school for boys aged 10 to 18 with a reputation for academic excellence. The school successfully nurtures sporting talent, with a number of pupils selected to compete at international level.