Coalpit Heath CC Youth Cricket Section

Youth Cricket Section

We cater for boys and girls from school year 3 and above who want to learn and enjoy playing cricket, as well as children in school years 1 – 3 through our All Stars programme in the Spring. New players are always welcome, whether you just want to have fun and make new friends or you 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 January 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 for under 11, 13, 15 & 17 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 boys and girls are selected to play for the Gloucestershire County and South Gloucestershire youth teams.

All the youth coaches and team managers have Enhanced DBS checks and the cricket club has a designated Safeguarding Officer, to ensure the safeguarding for everyone to learn to play and take part in the game of cricket.

The cricket club is affiliated to the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation (GCF) and Coalpit Heath CC is accredited with the ECB Clubmark status.


The youth section management team are as follows:

  • Youth Section Manager – Shelly Thompson 07900 883603
  • Youth Section Manager – Jack Williams 07518 936395
  • Under 17’s manager– Linus Haigh 07786 018841
  • Under 15’s manager – Michelle Clark 07771 682593
  • Under 13’s manager  – Jon Billington 07779 131363
  • Under 11’s manager – Simon Helliker 07973 382484
  • Under 9’s manager – Jack Carrington 07984 687635 & Pete Crawford 07974 689965
  • Safeguarding Officer – Helen Williams 07894 663883

Safeguarding Policy

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:

CHCC Safeguarding Policy Statement 2024

The club also has the additional supporting documents:

Helmet Policy 2024

Missing Children Flowchart

Accident Form

Code of Conduct 2024

Youth Cricket Policies 2024

Guidelines for Open Age Cricket 2024

Letter to Parents 2024

Updated 08/04/2024


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