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JUNIOR CRICKET

The Park Club are proud to be able to offer some of the finest cricket facilities for Club members of all ages including 2 ECB regulation size cricket pitches as well as practice nets. We have also recently invested in Flixx matting ensuring that we can offer better facilities throughout the year. These combined with our excellent cricket coaches, The Park Club’s association with Acton Cricket Club and the occasional support of ex-international players ensure we are able to offer both child and adult members excellent opportunities to enjoy this wonderful game.

Cricket for Young Members

Cricket activities are offered throughout the year to cater specifically for boys and girls. Cricket activities are broadly divided in to Term Time activities and Holiday Camps. There is also the ACC Colts section for children of 10 years and older which runs throughout the cricket season, for more information please contact Pat Fisher on 0208 743 4321 or email patf@theparkclub.co.uk

Term Time Cricket Activities

Term time courses are designed to run within Spring, Summer and Autumn school terms divided by half term holidays. The following activities are available during these times.

Courses for Children Aged 4 to 9

Courses for the younger children, aged 4 and 5 years of age, focus on an early development of the core cricket skills, which will result in a long and enjoyable involvement in the game. It will also help to develop their coordination, balance and team – working skills generally.

Courses for the elder children, aged 6 to 9 years of age, offer a chance to further develop the skills learned in the earlier course to a more accomplished level. Greater emphasis is placed on tactical awareness, sportsmanship and a good understanding of the rules of the game.

After the age of 9 children are invited to attend colts training which is run by our very own ACC here at The Park Club.

Colts Cricket for Children Aged 10 +

The Park Club is fortunate to have their very own cricket team playing out of the club; in 2004 their 1st XI won the Middlesex Championship! Acton Cricket Club (ACC) run the Colts cricket at The Park Club. Here the children continue to improve their ability in weekly training sessions under the professional eye of ACC. The Colts currently have sides at U11, U13, U15, and U17; all of these teams play in junior leagues. The Colts have also helped two juniors progress into county cricket at a junior level. For more information about 2007 registration and training times please contact Pat Fisher on 0208 743 4321, or email patf@theparkclub.co.uk

 

Holiday Camp Cricket Activities for Children Aged 5 to 16

During school holidays, week long Cricket Camps are often available for all young members to enjoy. The Club’s Cricket Camps are unique as they are run in conjunction with ACC and typically involve a guest appearance from an ex-professional player.

All of the coaches are fully qualified and they offer a wonderfully fun and professional style to ensure that all children taking part in the all-day camps go home totally fulfilled with their days activity.

Cricket Camps are available for boys and girls and can be booked on a daily basis or for the whole week. Holiday Camps afford parents the added flexibility of being able to leave their children at the Club for the whole day or the whole week if they prefer. An early drop-off and late collection service is also available.

When Are Cricket Courses and Cricket Camps Available?

Details of when the Term Time Cricket Courses and Holiday Cricket Camps are run and the associated costs may be found in the Sports and Activity Timetable. These are available from the main reception, by the notice boards located in the main corridor on the lower ground floor or on the website. For information on when the Colts sessions, along with registration, will be please contact Pat Fisher.

Cricket Coaches

The Park Club, like all areas of our coaching, are proud of the standard of cricket coaching available. Our coaches are of a very high standard and as standard come with an ECB Level 2 coaching qualification.

All of the coaches that The Park Club employ have a strong history within the game and most have many years experience coaching. We are also proud of our links with ex-professional and ex-international players who have guested at our camps. This coupled with our in house coaches ensure that there is always plenty of experience available on our coaching staff.

Mark Williams ECB Level 2

Mark Williams is a very talented cricketer, as well as captaining one of the ACC teams and coaching our Colts players. Mark is an ECB level 2 qualified cricket coach and takes all of our classes up to the age of 9. Mark has become as popular with our cricketers as our previous coach, Steve Mills was. Mark has a strong cricketing background both playing and coaching and is also available for private coaching upon request.

Acton C.C.

Our resident cricket club Acton C.C. provide us with their expert coaches whenever we have run camps here at The Park Club. Their extensive network of National level 1 and 2 ECB accredited coaches ensure that we always have ample coaches around to offer our children members the very best in cricket coaching.

Portfolios of all of the Club’s Cricket Coaches may be found on the Cricket notice board located in the main corridor on the lower ground floor.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cricket Courses and Camps

What equipment do children need to bring?

All equipment is provided by the Club.

What should they wear?

Cricket trainers are ideal however a solid pair of outdoor shoes is a satisfactory compromise. If children do wish to wear cricket trainers please bring these separately as it is not suitable to walk through the Club in this type of footwear.

Children should wear clothing suitable for outdoor sport and ideally cricket whites, if these are not available then shorts / tracksuit and t-shirt are acceptable. Classes do continue when the weather is poor so warm and / or weatherproof clothing is advisable. When the sun is strong sun-cream and a cap / hat are recommended.

For the safety of the children, where applicable, The Park Club will provide all safety equipment. Younger children are not exposed to the normal dangers of cricket largely due to the difference in equipment used.

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