Community Cricket Academy batting for success

Posted by: Admin | Date Posted: 3rd October 2014

Darfield Cricket Club is home to the Community Cricket Academy program and is now in its second year of operation. Learners have the opportunity to play competitive cricket along with coaching youngsters in local primary schools multi sports activities.

This unique scheme see’s learners earning a living as an apprentice whilst completing a qualification in sports coaching along with developing their own cricketing skills. Not only that, the academy is also affiliated to former England wicket keeper Paul Nixon who attends on a regular basis to speak and teach with current learners.

James Ward Community Cricket Academy coach explains that “the academy is a great opportunity for students to try and push for a career as a professional cricketer and also for those who are interested in developing a career in sports coaching. The programme is set out in a way where the learners do around 6 hours of education per week and the rest they train as cricketers where they do a variety of skills, video analysis, netting and strength and conditioning and scenario work”.

“The students from January will start carrying out multi-sports coaching sessions to an array of schools within the area allowing them to develop their own coaching abilities”.

Any learners who are interested in joining the Community Cricket Academy for September 2015 are urged to contact PTC Group on T: 01709 913600 or E: for further details.

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