October Half Term Camp 2015

Age groups: 5-7yrs 8-11yrs 12-14yrs 14yrs-18yrs

Dates: Monday 19th to Friday 23rd October 2015

Elite Age Group training for 14yrs-18yrs: These sessions are specially designed for advanced cricketers with drills, nets, bowling machine and individual development – £15 per person, Time: 10am to 1pm

Camp times: 10:00am — 4:00pm. For parents’ convenience drop off available from 8:00am and late pick up to 5:30pm. Speak to a member of staff for details.

Fee: £22.50 per day or £100 for full week

Booking: Please call or email to book your place or alternatively complete the form below and send it to us with full payment at: City Cricket Academy, 8 Commercial Square, Freemens Common, Leicester, LE2 7SR. The fees are payable by cash, card or cheque. Please make cheques payable to City Cricket Academy. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

What you will need to bring: Cricket kit (equipment available to borrow), clothing full whites or white top/CCA training top and tracksuit bottoms with indoor trainers, a healthy packed lunch and plenty to drink. There will be drinks and refreshments available to buy.

During our camps training includes: Fitness for cricket, fielding drills, skills sessions, one-to-one coaching, net practice, game situations and much more. Above all, enjoyment and development. Cricketers of all experiences are welcome including beginners. Our programme is conducted and supervised by English Cricket Board qualified coaches, current and former first class cricketers. All staff at City Cricket Academy are C.R.B checked.

England cricketers pass on cricket tips to girls

A celebration of women’s cricket took place at the City Cricket Academy with more than 30 girls participating in a training session led by England women cricketers.

The players, aged between eight and 16, took part in the free-to-attend Girls’ Masterclass held at the academy last month and organised in conjunction with Narborough and Littlethorpe Cricket Club.

The trainers included England women’s cricketers Sonia Odedra, Tammy Beaumont and Rebecca Grundy along with national women’s coach and former Leicestershire player Carl Crowe.

Sonia also works at the City Cricket Academy as Operations Manager and was the first girl to play in the Leicestershire Everards Premier League.

She said: “Women’s cricket is on the rise with more and more girls playing the sport – there were almost 60,000 participants in the country last year.

“At the CCA, we believe everyone should enjoy playing the game. This Girls’ Masterclass is a further demonstration of our inclusive vision of cricket.”