Junior Section – 2019 Spring News Update

Junior Section – 2019 Spring News Update

By Charlie Phillippe
18 April
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A big year of junior cricket!

Summer is fast approaching and another cricket season will soon be upon us.

Outdoor coaching evenings will all take place on Friday evenings at a cost of £2.00 per session:

  • U15’s, U13’s, U11’s and U9’s on a Friday evening starting 26th April 2019 (6.00pm-7.30pm)

BBQ/signing on evening/kit order evening

Wickford Cricket Club junior section's start of season BBQ evening takes place on Friday 26th April 2018 at 6.00pm at the Dick Patmore Memorial Sports Ground.

Fun training will be available for the juniors between 6.00pm and 7.30pm, followed by sausages and burgers. The food will be a small charge of £2.00 for each food item purchased. The bar will be open as normal from 6pm onwards throughout the season.

We have the same kit supplier and sponsor as per last season. Details of kit available can be
found on our website. Our kit supplier will be at the ground on this evening for those wishing to order new kit and equipment for the coming season. We would like all colts to have a Wickford Shirt and Cap so that we look like a smart professional looking team at matches.

We will be enrolling the juniors for the summer and the joining fees this year are:

Under 11 - £35
Under 13 - £45
Under 15 - £55

You can pay on the website or cheques can be made payable to Wickford Cricket Club and sent to Alan Moss, 3 Manor Close, Ramsden Heath, CM11 1NZ or bring them to the BBQ evening. Enrolment forms, which can be found on the website, will also need to be completed and returned if paying in this way. If you pay via the website you can complete the registration form on there.

Note that if you have three children wishing to attend summer coaching then you will only need to pay for two summer memberships, but all will need to pay during weekly training. Also note, even if you have completed a form before (last year) we ask that you complete
a new form so we can continue to update our database, this is a mandatory requirement.

Weekly Training Sessions

It is important that we know exactly who we have at our training sessions and that we have emergency contact details for all the young people attending.

In previous years, we have had problems with parents dropping their son’s/daughters off without speaking to any adults and without leaving any emergency contact details. All colts must register in the club house before training commences. This way we know exactly
who is there, that we have emergency contact details and that everyone has paid their £2.00 subs. Once registered each young person will be issued with a training bib coloured to suit their age group.

Additional News

Support Our Coaches: I would like to remind all parents that our coaches are all volunteers, they are not paid. They are giving up their own spare time to coach and run the cricket teams therefore deserve to be appreciated and respected by all.

Unlike football and some other sports, it can be difficult to involve all players in all matches because we are limited to say 10 or 11 players depending on the age group. We are unable to bring on substitutes like other sports so the coaches team selection should be accepted and respected, we will always try and act as fairly and reasonably as possible to whilst trying to remain competitive as a club.

We are always looking for more coaches & support helpers to help with coaching in the evenings and on match days to help provide the juniors with the best opportunities possible. So please don’t feel put off if you have no coaching/cricketing background. If you are interested in becoming a support coach then please don’t hesitate in contacting myself (Ian) or any of the coaches listed below. (Wickford CC is committed in giving training to any of its volunteers in First Aid, Child Protection and ECB cricket coaching courses)

All-star Cricket

We are once again running the ECB All-star programme for 5-8 year olds on Fridays from 5.00pm – 5.45pm. This will be starting up on Friday 24th May. Those signing up to the programme will receive 8 training sessions and a full kit for £40.00 per person. For further information please refer to the Allstar Webpage https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars/parents or contact myself.

Junior Manager Line-up 2019

o Allstars (5-8years) - Larry Johnson
o U9 - Lee Grimes
o U11 - Andy and Alistair Flint
o U13 - Paul Corps
o U15 - Craig Smith
o U19 - Mike Spooner

We are looking for new players across all age groups from 6 years through to adults, so please bring along any friends that may be interested in joining. We look forward to seeing you all at the BBQ & through-out the year.

Ian Brandle
Junior Cricket Manager

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