Wiltshire Cricket

Secondary School Offer

Secondary schools can access a number of competitions and different coaching support options. You can explore our secondary school programme through the headings below. Schools cricket is incredibly important to us at Wiltshire Cricket and we are determined to continue to grow the sport in state schools so that cricket becomes the summer sport of choice for all schools.

Getting involved with your local club through Satellite clubs

Wiltshire Cricket works with Chance to Shine to create satellite clubs in the local area.  As part of the satellite club initiative clubs are able to provide qualified ECB coaches to deliver extra curricular sessions. This is designed to encourage students to take up cricket outside of school and in turn give back to their local communities.

This has enjoyed much success at primary school level and is now available for secondary schools.

If your school is interested in taking part in this programme we can facilitate this for you.

If you would like anymore information please contact: joshua.boulton@wiltshirecricket.co.uk

To find out more about Chance to Shine please visit www.chancetoshine.org

Student development

How can students develop their CVs? 

Cricket Activator:

Coach Education is not solely limited to improving teaching staff.  The ECB Cricket Activator course is the starting point for  young people to access cricket as a coach, player or official.

The Activator course is perfect for students who will be supporting the primary kwik cricket festivals during the summer terms.

Cricket Activator:

The Cricket Activator course is run over six hours and seeks to create opportunities for prospective
coaches, umpires and scorers to develop the skills that they need to make those early moves towards a career helping to deliver fun cricket sessions and competitions.

The course incorporates coaching skills, the knowledge to be able to umpire and score Kwik Cricket matches, as well as some information on running your own cricket festival.

How can we run an Activator course?

While the Cricket Activator course is six hours in duration, the course can be delivered in a number of different ways:

  • Six 1 hour lessons spread weekly over a school term
  • Four 90 minute sessions spread over a shorter four week period, such as a double PE lesson or an after school activity
  • As part of a whole day ‘Careers Day’ event
  • Or any mixture of the above that best suits the needs of your students at your school.

What do the students get?

The course costs £20 per student, bursaries through your local sports partnership can be accessed to reduce this cost, contact Ali Goddard for more information.

  • A Cricket Activator Workbook
  • Cricket Activator T-Shirt
  • ECB Water bottle

The cost of the course is £20 per student. At certain times of the year this cost can be reduced. Please contact Ali Goddard for more information.

For more information on how Wiltshire can facilitate these courses please contact either: joshua.boulton@wiltshirecricket.co.uk or ali.goddard@wiltshirecricket.co.uk

Coaching in schools

Curriculum Coaching Support

Wiltshire Cricket is able to support schools in the running of cricket as part of the curriculum. The sessions will be led by qualified ECB coaches and are designed to offer students an opportunity to try cricket as part of their striking and fielding. The sessions will cover batting, bowling, fielding and gameplay. This is a great way to encourage children to take join after school clubs and to raise aspirations for matches your school might take part in. By working with your staff our coaches are able to show how current cricket methods are taught and can take the pressure of your staff who may not be confident cricket deliverers.

Satellite Clubs

Redlynch and Hale CC Satellite Club Case Study

As part of a national strategy from Sport England we are able to run extra-curricular activity as satellite clubs. This is in an attempt to promote your students to take up cricket outside at their local clubs. The clubs will be either run by our community coach or a local club coach.

Extra-curricular activity includes breakfast clubs, lunch clubs and after school clubs. Where possible kit will be provided by the coach, all we ask is that we have a suitable playing area and your assistance in promoting the club to your students.

The other requirement is that your school must take part in at least one of our school competitions. This will encourage your students to attend the club as well as offer a clear development pathway to your students.

Funding for Satellite Clubs is often supported by Sportivate, which means your students may have to provide personal information through an official form.

Extra curricular cricket is free of charge.

For more information contact either: joshua.boulton@wiltshirecricket.co.uk or ali.goddard@wiltshirecricket.co.uk

Support for teachers

Formal & Informal Teacher Training

Cricket For Teachers:

How can we help you to coach?

While having a coach to deliver your PE ‘Striking and Fielding’ lessons are of benefit to your
students, teachers can also benefit from receiving some up to date CPD on an area that might have previously confused you. 

Wiltshire Cricket have two such CPD opportunities available to you.

Formal Cricket for Teachers (CFT)

This three hour course is delivered at a number of venues across the county throughout the school term.  The course looks to give you confidence and ideas as to what you can deliver in your school for your own pupils to develop them in the field of cricket.

Informal Teacher CPD Sessions

These sessions are run at your own school at a time suitable to you.  Generally lasting between 45 to 90 minutes, the sessions are delivered to meet the needs of your staff. This will help develop areas of special interest to you and your school.