Wiltshire Cricket launches opportunity for Cricket Clubs to have ECB Support Coach delivered at your club this summer!

We are delighted to launch an exciting offer for this season whereby Cricket clubs can apply for an ECB Support Coach course to be delivered, potentially completely FREE, for your club coaches on a date of your choosing!

Here's the details of the offer, together with some other exciting opportunities for female coaches this summer!

Club-Specific Support Coach Course (for any club member (16+))

... to be delivered at your club on a summer evening.

This course has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support qualified coaches and enhance player experience. Support coaches are not qualified to independently lead a session, however this is a fantastic introduction to coaching. This course is perfect for young volunteers (16+), parent-helpers or those new to coaching.

Wiltshire Cricket will be providing a full bursary for all female candidates on this course.

Further Information:

  • A minimum of 6 candidates are required for the course to be delivered at your club, of which at least 3 should be female candidates.
  • Please may clubs provide 3 preferred dates for delivery (to then allow us to gauge Coach Developer availability) – Only 1 of these dates will be required for the 3-hour Support Coach Course
  • Wiltshire Cricket are pleased to be able to provide all female candidates with a full bursary to the course.
  • At least 3 candidates should be female in order to qualify for this course to be delivered at your club.
  • A maximum of 3 additional bursaries may be awarded to candidates of other genders, to support reaching the required 6 candidates. For Example:
    • 3 female bursaries + 3 additional bursaries + any paying candidates.
    • 4 female bursaries + 2 additional bursaries + any paying candidates
    • 5 female bursaries + 1 other bursary + any paying candidates
    • 6 or more female bursaries + any paying candidates.
  • Paid places on the course are charged at £40 per candidate.

Registration LinkFREE SUPPORT COACH COURSE - Application Form

The deadline for applying for this club-specific course is FRIDAY 12th MAY.

After this date, Wiltshire Cricket will contact all clubs to confirm the date of the course and provide the course booking link for candidates.

Countywide Female-Only Support Coach course 

... for clubs who have candidates but may not have 6 to run at their own club.

This course is being delivered at a central venue in Wiltshire to provide further opportunities for female candidates, where their own club may not reach 6 candidates to run their own course. This course will provide the skills, knowledge and confidence to support qualified coaches and enhance the player experience. Support Coaches are not qualified to independently lead a session, however this is a fantastic introduction to coaching. This female-only course provides a welcoming and confidence-boosting environment for those new to coaching or wishing to support with their own club sessions. Wiltshire Cricket are delighted to provide a full bursary for all candidates on this course.

Registration Deadline: 16th May 2023

Venue: TBC
Date: Wednesday 24th May 2023

Times: 6pm to 9pm
Course Fee: Free

Registration Link - https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/w0q16b

Countywide Female-Only Foundation Coach course (with bursaries available)

This programme has been designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to coach cricket sessions that are active, purposeful, enjoyable and safe.  An ECB Foundation Coach will be qualified to lead coaching sessions independently and without supervision.

Registration Deadline: 1st August 2023 

Venue: Potterne CC
Dates: Tuesday’s 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August 2023

Times: 6pm to 9pm each Tuesday

Course Fee: £150 (A £100 bursary, operating on a reimbursement basis on course completion is available for female coaches)

Registration Linkhttp s://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/50q16d

How to claim a bursary (for female coaches) – Applying for a bursary is really straight forward. Bursaries operate on a reimbursement basis (or financial hardship bursaries are also available). Therefore, to claim a bursary, please may I ask for candidates to complete the following application form -  Wiltshire Cricket - Bursary Application Form. The full course cost will need to be paid upon registration (unless applying for a financial hardship bursary), but Wiltshire Cricket will then reimburse the payee upon completion of the coaching course and it’s prerequisites.

Young Storm Champions Course (14 – 17 years)

Wiltshire Cricket & Western Storm are once again looking for enthusiastic girls aged between 14 and 17 who would like to take the first steps on the road to a future as a coach, umpire or official whilst also becoming an inspiring role model for others.  In order to build upon the number of female role models already in place at clubs across the region, Western Storm are partnering with Cricket Boards and Foundations across the South West to deliver the Young Storm Champions programme.

Girls who sign up to the Young Storm Champions course will develop an understanding of how they can support coaching sessions at their club and be a role model to younger girls as well as learning the basics of umpiring and scoring. Plus, they will all receive lots of Western Storm “goodies”.

Further details and booking information to come soon!

Save the date – Wednesday 31st May (10am – 4pm)