Summer 2017 proved to be a massive hit for families up and down Wales with All Stars Cricket, a brand-new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket.
The programme was delivered across Wales (and England!) at nearly 100 clubs in Wales and 2,300 individual sign ups, all fully accredited All Stars Cricket centres.
We want all clubs across ALL of Wales to have their own centre so that one is local to any parent in Wales. It is a fun and active way to develop children’s skills and through our eight-week programme, children will learn lots – as well as make new friends – in a safe and inclusive environment.
If you haven't run an All Stars centre before, this is definitely a successful way of rejuvenating your junior section. Please check out the list of films below which offer testimonial interviews from clubs in every corner of Wales from some that are rebuilding, some that are just getting going again after periods of no junior cricket, and those recruiting volunteers and showing how women can drive and be influential in this hugely successful first step into cricket.
Video testimonials from registered All Stars cricket centres:
All Stars Cricket will provide you with all of the fundamental skills that you need to play. Through lively, fun games, you will learn about cricket and be better prepared to take part in all sports. Over the eight-week programme, the trained activators will teach you to:
Catch and throw a ballHit a moving ballBowl with a straight armPlay a basic game of cricketWork and communicate as a teamHave lots of fun with new friends
All girls and boys between the age of 5-8 are welcome. You must register online which costs £40 but you will enjoy 8 weeks of cricket and receive a pack of cricket goodies (which you can take home) including:
Cricket batCricket ballBackpackWater bottlePersonalised t-shirtCap
All Stars Cricket is also fantastic for parents. For an hour a week all mums and dads are invited to get involved and play cricket with their children. We know this is a great way to spend time as a family and create memories that will last a lifetime.
How do I register? Registration is simple and easy – just use the session finder HERE to find multiple centres in your local area.