Local kids from Sileby and surrounding villages will have the opportunity to try cricket for the first time, thanks to Sileby Town Cricket Club becoming a part All Stars Cricket – the first nationwide entry-level participation programme for the game.
Parents can sign their kids up for scheme by visiting allstarscricket.co.uk and searching for Sileby Town Cricket Club/LE12 7UX or using this direct link to the club page. After registering, local boys and girls will have a cricket ‘back-pack’ delivered to their door with a bat, ball and everything they need to try the game for the first time. Those that took part in 2017 will get a new kit pack which includes Stumps, a new larger bag and an activity booklet.
The programme will be delivered by Sileby Town Cricket Club. The club is one of thousands of centres across England and Wales, that gave 37,000 5-8 year olds their first experience of the game in 2017.
They will start an eight-week programme at Sileby Town Cricket Club on May 18th (6:00-7:00), with the emphasis placed firmly on learning cricket skills in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. Parents will be encouraged to take part at the club and be active with their kids.
Each session of the 8-week programme – developed with input from Andrew Strauss and the England performance team – will give children the basic skills they need to develop a lifelong love of cricket.
ECB will give Sileby Town Cricket Club and others free All Stars kits, volunteer training and support via a central marketing campaign, celebrating ‘Big Moments’ as children take their first steps in the game. The programme reflects ECB’s strategic framework for growing the game at every level.
Mark Barber – lead for junior cricket at Sileby Town Cricket Club believes:
“We are thrilled to again host All Stars Cricket. Junior cricket is the heartbeat and future of our club and this programme gives children a great first experience of the game. I’m excited to announce that Sarah-Jane and Georgia will once again deliver the sessions and will be joined by Phoebe for the coming season, anyone wishing to help please contact me or Sarah-Jane by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
“This programme is all about getting kids off the sofa and out in the sunshine, making friends and having fun playing cricket. We are hoping that at lots of kids register so that we can help inspire the next generation of cricketers at our club.”