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2023 Season


What will Poulton CC offer in 2023?

We will offer age group cricket to both girls & boys at Under 7s, Under 9s, Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s & Under 19s. The age group is set by your childs age at midnight on the 31st August in the year prior to the playing season.

Girls may play mixed cricket in age groups up to two years lower in line with ECB recommendations. 

All children may play up if their ability supports this. 

We have a fantastic coaching team and now have 10 qualified coaches plus additional support coaches and inspiring Senior players who will be giving their time on a voluntary basis to support the future stars of our club in youth training and fixtures next season. Our format will be slightly different to previous years so that we can share key coaching skills across age groups and create a more vibrant collaborative approach to our weekly age group training.

  • Wednesdays will see our wonderful Ladies training and our Girls Youth Section having a dedicated session that evening too.
  • Seniors, Under 19s and Under 15s will train on Thursdays to give the opportunity to nurture their skills alongside senior teams to help build confidence for those ready to turn out for some of the adult league and Sunday games. If there is appetite for it, we will consider U16s/U17s teams too.
  • Fridays will be a ‘FUN for all’ Youth training night with an early evening session dedicated to developing our new Under 7s and reinvigorating our Under 9s in soft ball cricket skills. Following this we will offer our Under 11s and Under 13s their training sessions as they develop and refine their skills with hardball cricket.
  • ‘FUN Fridays’ will also have an important social aspect- the bar will be open, and we are looking at catering options so that we can offer something suitably delicious but affordable- we don’t want anyone going home with hungry bellies to feed! It will also be the perfect forum for themed fundraising nights which along with key events across the season, will have a family friendly atmosphere and generate vital income for the club.
  • We will no long be offering Allstars & Dynamos Cricket and will instead focus our coaching resources on our age groups. 

How will this new format work?

In 2023 our Youth Section Manager, Lucy Ireland, will be on hand at Youth training as a point of contact to coordinate the sessions and work with the coaches and Club Captain to help arrange fixtures. Each age group will have an allocated Lead Coach with additional support and skills coaches/players to maximise each child’s enjoyment and build their confidence in the game. Safety is really important to us and in line with ECB guidance all our volunteers will be DBS checked, we have dedicated Safeguarding officers and all Youth sessions will have a qualified first aider so you can feel confident that your children are in safe hands.

Our ethos is ‘Cricket for All’ - this inclusive approach gives everyone the chance to get involved and play games. We will carefully consider the different opportunities within the region at league level, to ensure we choose the right fit for each age group. We will build on the links that we have already forged with other clubs in our area to arrange friendly fixtures across all Youth teams and we hope to attend and perhaps even host Youth festivals.

We also recognise the importance of celebrating the successes of our Youth players representing us at Zonal and County level next season, so we will give them the chance to host their County teams for a fixture at Poulton CC. What could be better than having your Poulton teammates and coaches cheering you on from the boundary?! There is substantial investment in the ground and facilities at Poulton CC in 2023 so it really is a place to be extremely proud to call ‘home’.

What happens next?

Before the outdoor season starts in the Spring, we will be developing our school and community engagement strategy. We will approach local schools to offer taster coaching sessions to show them just how brilliant Poulton CC is and encourage new players to join us. We will also offer ‘warm up’ indoor nets sessions at Farmors school in Fairford to bring the Youth teams together and start to rebuild technical skills whilst having lots of fun. Our committee and coaching teams will meet to get everything agreed and key dates outlined so that this can be shared with you all as we recognise that having clear communication helps busy families keep on track and enjoy the summer season!