New players are always welcome, whether you just want to have fun and make new friends or your aspire to be a future England star!
The cricket club provides well structured and well executed coaching sessions using its team of in house ECB qualified Level 1 & 2 coaches to ensure youngsters receive the best possible coaching and get the most out of practice sessions and matches.
Indoor training runs from February each year and outdoor training starts from late April (see news for details). All equipment is provided (although we do ask parents to provide a lower abdominal guard (aka ‘box’) for under 11’s and older).
We run teams at under 11, 13 & 15 age groups which play in competitive matches in the Bristol Youth Cricket League, as well as an under 9’s team which plays soft ball cricket in friendly matches against local teams and tournaments.
Our youth teams enjoy a great deal of success with many progressing to play for one of our Adult teams. A number of our players are selected to play for the Gloucestershire County and South Gloucestershire youth teams – including a few of our girls.
The pinnacle of our success was in 2010 when our U17s (pictured) were West of England regional cup winners and reached the inter-regional stages narrowly loosing out to South Wales.
All the cricket club’s coaches and team managers are DBS cleared, and the cricket club has a dedicated Club Welfare Officer, to ensure safe surroundings for everyone to learn to play the game of cricket. The cricket club is affiliated to the Gloucestershire Cricket Board.
The youth section management team are as follows:
- Youth Section Manager – Richard Foley 07941 360161
- under 15’s manager – Jack Williams 07851 184650
- under 13’s manager – Linus Haigh 07786 018841
- under 11’s manager – Sam Cooper 07766 035132
- under 9’s manager – Paul (details to follow)
- Club Welfare Officer – Helen Williams 07894 663883 firstname.lastname@example.org
Coalpit Heath Cricket Club takes the safety of young people very seriously. As well as having a dedicated Youth Welfare Officer, all the clubs officials are independently DBS checked. Supporting this commitment, the club operates a safeguarding policy, which is displayed on notice boards at the club and can be downloaded here: Safeguarding Policy (.pdf)