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GCF - Get into Cricket Programme for 14-18 year olds

21 Feb 2023

The Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation have built a new initiative centred around training, developing, and rewarding young people at clubs across all areas of the game.

It is hoped that it will inspire Young Leaders aged 14 to 18 (school years 9 to 13) to ‘Get into Cricket’ volunteering and provide them with a toolkit of qualifications that will directly benefit them and the clubs they’re involved in and encourage them to start immediately with incentives to complete and log voluntary hours.

The initiative will include the following mandatory workshops:

  1. All Stars & Dynamos Cricket Activators Course (Coaching)
  2. Introduction to Umpiring
  3. Introduction to Scoring
  4. The Grounds Management Association Workshop
  5. Certificate in Emergency First Aid
  6. Nutrition and Health Workshop

The whole programme will only cost £30 per participant and on completion of the course, this will be refunded in full.

This means that you will receive all six certificated workshops listed above for FREE. The Foundation aim to make the course accessible throughout Gloucestershire where we will deliver strategically placed courses, one per District and there will be 15 places available per course, 90 places in total.

Get into Cricket encourages Young Leaders to use the qualifications they’ve obtained on the course to complete voluntary hours at their cricket club. On reaching 25 hours, signed off by a club official, young leaders will receive a reward from Foundation partners Gray-Nicolls. In addition, the course will dovetail nicely with Young Leaders completing voluntary hours as part of other award schemes such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

To recognise outstanding contributions to the game, Young Leaders will have the opportunity to be rewarded through the Foundation’s Young Volunteer of the Month scheme, which runs through the summer months of the season.

Furthermore, all course graduates will be invited to Gloucestershire’s Volunteer Cricket Awards Day that will take place at the Seat Unique Stadium during a Royal London Cup game on Tuesday 22nd August 2023. At the event, individuals will receive their certificates for completing the course as part of a wider celebration of Gloucestershire volunteers.

To book your Get into Cricket place, please follow the link: Get into Cricket | Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation.

Only 90 places. First come, first served.

For more information, please contact Gareth Dawson: Gareth.Dawson@gloucestershirecricketfoundation.org

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