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Duncan Mcleod – PCC Junior Convenor

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Junior Cricket Update 2016

Hello All,

This report will be a regular update of news regarding our Junior setup. I’d appreciate any feedback and I look forward to seeing all of you during 2016!

Winter 2016

Our Winter cricket programme has been a challenge so far. The under 13’s have only manged 1 match due to lack of numbers, the under 15’s have had a similar experience unfortunately.

Inevitably winter cricket competes with lots of other sports and the club will look to see how sustainable a league is for 2017. Hopefully though it is something we can grow with new members.

The Juniors have a great opportunity to make use of our club nets at Mary Erskines School, which start up on Monday evenings (8-9:30pm) at the end of February, We hope that as many juniors take advantage of this to help hone their skills to hit the outdoor season running.

Summer 2016

Jake Perry and Scott Charleson are both training for their level 2 coaching qualifications so along with Jack ( Hilton) we will have 3 fully accredited coaches for the start of the season which is fantastic news for the club. Along with our new Player Coach, it gives us a much more experienced team going into 2016 which is most pleasing.

The fixtures for the 2016 summer have not been finalised yet but it is our intention to enter hardball teams at both under 13 and under 15 . We won’t be entering a team at under 11 as nearly all of last years under 11’s will be playing under 13 cricket this year . For any boys / girls who fall between Kwik cricket and under 13 our coaches are proposing to provide them with some competitive cricket at our regular Friday training sessions. We are also hopeful that the softball boys and girls have a bigger festivals calendar to play in this upcoming summer.

Active Schools in your area!

We will be striving to recruit as many juniors as possible over the coming months (and years!) we see this as not only a priority but essential for the future of the club. Jack ( Hilton) is putting in a huge amount of work into the “Active Schools” programme – some of you may have children participating in this – and early reports are very encouraging , Jack is also making connections with the high schools in the area as well. There will be other events and schemes coming up so please look out for these.

All in all we are looking forward to an exciting and fun summer there will be lots to learn but hopefully it will be an enjoyable year.

Thanks for reading!

Duncan

 

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