Information session for Young Leaders in Cricket course

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Last Updated: 04 Mar 2019 10:12am

Young people with a keen interest in cricket are invited to come along to a free information session on Wednesday 20 March to find out more about how they can take part in this year’s Tonbridge and Malling Young Leaders in Cricket Course.

The session will take place at Hadlow College between 6.30pm and 8pm and is free of charge to any potential young cricket leaders aged 14 to 16 years, their parents, cricket coaches and cricket club representatives. The aim of the session is to explain exactly what the course involves and how it can benefit young people and local cricket clubs.

The Young Leaders in Cricket course itself, which is supported by the England Cricket Board, will take place between April and July and will run as a series of three-hour workshops, usually on mid-week evenings, held at local cricket clubs. The cost of the course this year will be £40. It offers a complete training programme including a Young Leaders Cricket Coaching Award; an introduction to umpiring and scoring; a workshop in groundsmanship; training in basic First Aid and provides an ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to learn more about the organisation and running of sports activities and to improve their leadership skills.

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, Cllr Maria Heslop says: “This free information session is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the Young Leaders in Cricket Course. Young people signing up for the course will come away with all the skills they need to enable them to volunteer for their local cricket club and help grassroots cricket to grow and develop.”

For more details about the information session and the Young Leaders in Cricket programme in Tonbridge and Malling, please contact the Council’s Streetscene and Leisure Services on 01732 876166 or email leisure.services@tmbc.gov.uk.