Why Should I Bring my Child to Poulton?
The above graphs are from our annual surveys also tell a story for our youth section with our parents confirming satisfaction with our youth coaching. This is all handled in house by our eight Level 2 and two level 1 coaches with all support staff DBS checked. We are compliant with the ECB's Safe Hands Management System and are an ECB Clubmark Club.
Our aim is a youth pathway for boys and girls to learn the game and develop at their own pace. We want to run playing squads at the Under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 19 levels equipping players with cricket skills in a fun and safe environment and enabling them to move between teams/squads as their ability and desire allows.
How Much Does It cost?
The Club is a registered charity and membership donations are expected at £60 for Under 11s-19s. This goes towards the cost of training coaches, coaching equipment providing wickets and balls for youth matches. For Under 9s and Under 7s playing soft ball cricket the membership donation is expected at £40.
Family memberships or rates for more than one child are available so please contact the club for information on this either via the Contact tab in the menu at the top or emailing PoultonMembership@gmail.com
When Do You Train & Play?
For the 2023 season training for Under 7s through to Under 13 inclusive will take place on a Friday evening at the club while Under 15s and Under 19s training will take place on a Thursday before and then with the senior section. Games will depend on age groups. Girls can also train on a Wednesday evening ahead of our Ladies team.
What Are Your Targets for 2023?
For the Youth, the goals are sorting out our Under 7s & 9s squad numbers and coaching to proper squads, integrated full into the club with coaches and parents as members We also want to arrange more games for our Under 15s in 2023 aware that this section really struggled to find opposition within the CDCA League structure in 2022.
We are looking at equipping our youth with versions of our club kit from Gray-Nicolls as well.
After focusing on batting coaching in 2022, we’ll have a renewed focus on fielding and bowling in the 2023 season and also train additional coaches so that our new Friday night coaching sessions are properly supported by a variety of coaches. We will limit squad/training numbers this year to protect coaches and ensure good sessions for our youth.
How Do We Join?
Please either make an initial enquiry via the contact page via the top right of the menu at the top of this page or fill out the membership form at the top of this column (one per child) and we will be in touch! Please know that your Children can always try the club before paying fees.