Twickenham CC junior section provides coaching for young cricketers of all abilities from the ages of five to seventeen. We provide a safe and supportive environment for all our juniors to learn and develop their cricketing skills.
From April to July we run All Stars Cricket sessions for our youngest members, those aged 5-8. Held on Sunday mornings on Twickenham Green, these sessions are aimed at introducing the basics of the game. Using equipment specifically designed to be easy and safe to use, we coach cricket related games that keeps everyone active and involved. More information on All Stars Cricket can be found here - All Stars Cricket at Twickenham CC
For juniors who progress into our Colts age groups, Under9s – Under17s, we run a number of teams who play competitive cricket in the West Middlesex Colts League and Cup competitions. All children, from U9s onwards, will be eligible to compete for spaces in our age group squads and we aim to give as many Colts as possible the experience of playing competitive cricket. For U9s-U15s girls there is also the option to join Bushy Park Girls - an amalgamation of several local clubs providing girls with the opportunity to play competitive cricket in a fun and supportive environment. Details of where Bushy Park Girls train and how you can join can be found here - https://bushyparkgirls.com/
Coaching sessions for Under9s – Under17s take place throughout from April to the end of July. As well as the use of Twickenham Green, our outdoor training facilities include three lanes of nets situated at St James RC School, Twickenham and the cricket pitch and nets at Orleans Park School. Our indoor winter nets sessions take place from January to March.
Details of our Summer training times for the 2017 season can be found here - Colts Training Times - 2017 Season
Training sessions are structured and supervised by coaches who are DBS checked and ECB qualified, a number of our coaches have Coach Support Worker and UKCC Level 2 qualifications. In 2015, one of our coaches, Stephen Cowley, was awarded the prestigious Middlesex Coaches Association (MCA) Young Coach of Year Award.
All our coaches are volunteers who are usually parents of junior cricketers. We are always keen to involve any parents who are interested in helping and improving our junior section. An advanced level of cricketing knowledge is not required to make a difference and there are many supporting roles available, from assisting coaches at training sessions to helping at matches. We regularly look to secure places on training courses run by Middlesex Cricket for those volunteers committed to helping Twickenham CC and who wish to learn more about coaching, umpiring or scoring.
Colts' families are an essential part in making Twickenham CC the friendly and open club it is. As part of a Colt’s membership their family are considered non-playing members of Twickenham CC and, whenever a cricket match is taking place on Twickenham Green, they’re very welcome to enjoy the bar facilities at the pavilion.