8th May, 2021

Community group to host junior cricket courses at recreation ground

JUNIOR cricket sessions are being launched at the GEC Recreation Ground this spring – the first time the sport will have been played at the park in over 15 years.

Hillmorton and East Rugby Together Community Group (HEaRT) will launch two England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) approved programmes for kids next month, part of an initiative to bring a range of community sports to parks in the area.

All Stars Cricket is an eight-week course which introduces the sport to children aged 5-8, teaching them new skills and helping them make new friends.

And Dynamos Cricket provides a next step for all those who graduate from All Stars Cricket, or an introduction to the sport for 8-11-year-olds.

Both courses are run by an ECB-qualified coach and trained volunteer Activators.

HEaRT is also offering two training places for people aged 16-25 to support the coach and Activators, with the opportunity to take the first step in learning to coach, plus a bursary on completion of the programme.

HEaRT co-chair Jill Dwyer said: “We are excited to launch our new All Stars and Dynamos programmes, and it will be part of range of summer sports and activities for all ages including softball and fitness training on GEC and Featherbed Lane Rec.

“As a community group we are delighted to put our energy and funding into this positive programme of activity. Encouraging residents of all ages to take part in sport and fitness activity is a great way to boost physical and mental health, particularly coming out of such challenging times.”

Both courses launch on Friday May 14. All Stars Cricket costs £40, and Dynamos Cricket costs £30. Prices include a t-shirt and kit.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/5u9nd6xp to sign up.

Subsidised places are available – email sports@heartcg.org for details, or to apply for training places.

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