Welcome to Wellington CC Juniors 2021!
The Wellington CC Juniors programme covers boys and girls from school years 4 to 10. There is an opportunity for everyone, regardless or their ability or cricket experience. We pride ourselves on teaching the great game of cricket to all those that want to learn to play – in a safe, fun and relaxed environment.
Within the Juniors programme, our boys are broken down into groups by age category – with a separate girls category incompassing all ages. These smaller groups are self-managing, so your child will be dealing with the same coaches and group of friends throughout.
We also provide cricket opportunities for boys and girls younger than 8 and older than 15 – even though these groups fall outside of our main Juniors programme. You will find information on this towards the bottom of this page.
Why learn cricket at Wellington?
We have one of the largest juniors sections in the area with over 120 youngsters learning their cricket with us in 2020. There are lots of reasons for youngsters to play their cricket here.
- We have a small army of devoted ECB trained coaches with all the qualifications and certificates in place.
- Our Orleton Park ground has top-drawer facilities for soft and hard ball cricket, both playing and training.
- We have a proven track-record of coaching children to go on to represent Wellington in senior cricket and Shropshire in their respective age groups.
- We offer additional high-level training for those selected for our Academy programmes.
- We have a warm and friendly club with a busy social scene, a community that can be enjoyed by parents and children alike.
What does the Wellington CC Juniors programme look like?
Our offering varies by age and gender so that the cricket experience at Wellington suits every child’s abilities, needs and development.
Training is spread across Monday evenings, starting 19th April this year and lasting for fourteen weeks until 19th July. These sessions are varied and designed to give our youngsters a solid grounding in all aspects of cricket. Please note for the older boys, some matches take place on Mondays, meaning training will happen on Thursday evenings when required.
Besides training, the club also competes in competive leagues for the older age groups. For young age-groups, the focus is more on participation and we play many friendlies and festival days (round-robin formats involving lots of clubs at one ground). Matches are played on Wednesdays and Sundays for most ages, but sometimes also on Tuesdays or to fit around the British summer weather!
Take a look at the slides below to find out more about Wellington CC Juniors by playing category.
During the close season there is also an opportunity for our Junior Members to continue training with indoor coaching taking place between November and February. These are not included in our main membership and extra coaching fees usually apply.
How can I find out more?
If you would like to know more about Wellington CC Juniors, your first point of contact are the coaches and admin supports of your particular age group.
- U10 Boys (Years 4 & 5): Alex Taylor (Coach – 07429 522398), Mark O’Connor (Coach – 07976 781455) and Vicky Pryce (Admin Support – 07870 819925)
- U11 Boys (Year 6): Mark Downes (Coach – 07411 590999), Gareth Howell (Coach – 07966 530602), Claire Howell (Admin Support – 07870 705361)
- U13 Boys (Years 7 & 8): Carl Ward (Coach – 07796 866846), Nicola Ward (Admin Support – 07903 124951)
- U15 Boys ( Years 9 & 10): Duncan Taylor (Coach – 07530 118116), Angela Coalbran (Admin Support – 07951 900636)
- All Girls (Years 4-10): Simon Topper (Coach – 07921 234800), Phil Snape (Coach – 07790 402673)
For general information at Junior cricket at Wellington, please contact Simon Topper on 07921 234800, or email email@example.com with any questions.
What does it cost and how can I sign up?
Wellington CC Juniors is a one-off annual membership fee, which is £60 a year for boys and £40 a year for girls. This includes all summer training sessions and junior matches. Our Junior Members also receive a £5 gift voucher each to help them get kitted up at Seaton Sports. Parents of Junior Members are also entitled to half-price Social Membership at the club.
If you would like to sign up for the 2021 season, follow this link to our Membership Hub.
Cricket for Younger Ones
Through the ECB All Stars scheme, we have also expanded our offerings for 5-8 year-olds. The 2021 All Stars Program will start on Sunday May 9 and run on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am until Sunday July 11. Registration is due to open on 22 March, 2021. For more information, please click here, or contact Ruth Jarvis by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07917 844301.
Dynamos Cricket is the new ECB initiative aimed at providing children aged eight to eleven with a fantastic next step after All Stars Cricket – as well as acting as a perfect introduction for all 8-11 year-olds new to the sport.
Wellington CC plan to run Dynamos as a “Cricket Camp” during the Whitsun half-term with sessions taking place on Tuesday 1st – Thursday 3rd June from 10:00am – 2:30pm.
Dynamos will be open to full Wellington Juniors in these age categories, as well as new or prospective members.
You can register here for our Dynamos “Cricket Camp” in June or, for more information, please take a look at our dedicated Dynamos page where you will also find contact information if you have any questions.
Cricket Beyond Year 10
Our core Junior programme ends with the U15s (School Year 10). However we continue to offer cricket opportunities for players in the 16-19 bracket via our Senior Mens and Senior Ladies set-up. For more information, speak to Matt Stinson (Mens – 07702047644) or Hannah Young (Ladies – 07827 865345)
In addition, we also run a small number of U19 fixtures for Boys which are managed by our club captain Matt Stinson (07702047644).
Wellington CC Juniors are
very kindly sponsored by MR BTRAC