Schools cricket coaching initiative

Schools cricket coaching initiative

Gabor Papp | 16/03/2010

It has taken nearly two years to put together but Cricket is about to make a return to the Tottenham area thanks to some generous funding from the Cricket National Governing Body.

CricketThrough its ŒChance to Shine¹ and Cricket for Change ŒStreet Chance¹ programmes 15 schools around the Broadwater Farm area to receive a total of more than 500 hours of top-quality free cricket coaching this summer term and for the next three years!


This is linked to developing free community club coaching sessions on Wednesday evenings at the Broadwater Farm Sports Centre which will link to the cricket clubs based in the Hornsey area of Haringey where the best and most talented players will be able to further their progress.


The fifteen schools are getting a mixture of curriculum and after-school coaching to give more and more youngsters the opportunity to try cricket and to encourage them to take up the sport. Additionally, the School Sports Partnerships are funding cricket coaching for schools around the Hornsey area


In June there will be two major Kwik Cricket competitions for primary schools at North London and North Middlesex Cricket clubs in Hornsey while the secondary schools are organising cricket leagues and competitions across the borough.


Vice Principal and Partnership Development Manager, Dave Thomas reports: ³We are very excited about this Cricket Programme. The talent amongst the young people in Haringey is enormous and this will give them the chance to develop that talent and to progress to county level and beyond just like former Haringey pupils have done in the past. The partnership between the schools, cricket clubs, Broadwater Farm and the Middlesex Development team is one which really should produce results.