Juniors

Welcome to Wellington CC Juniors 2022!

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 encompassing 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 25th April this year and lasting for thirteen weeks until 18th 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 competitive 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!

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): Luke Goring (Coach – 07443 226596),  William Fewtrell (Admin Support – 07922 504566)
  • U11 Boys (Year 6): Mark O’Connor (Coach – 07976 781455), Vicky Pryce (Admin Support – 07870 819925)
  • U13 Boys (Years 7 & 8): Mark Downes (Coach – 07411 590999), Gareth Howell (Coach – 07966 530602), Claire Howell (Admin Support for U12s – 07870 705361), Rachel Groucott (Admin support for U13s – 07884 077086)
  • 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 secretary@wellingtoncc.co.uk 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 £65 a year for boys and £50 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 2022 season, follow this link to our Membership Hub.

All Stars! – Cricket for Younger Ones

Through the ECB All Stars scheme, we have also expanded our offerings for 5-8 year-olds. The 2022 All Stars Program will start on Friday May 6 and run on Friday evenings from 5:30-6:45pm until Friday July 8. Registration is open now. For more information or to sign up, please click here. For enquires, please contact Ruth Tuffnell by email at ruth.tuffnell@wellingtoncc.co.uk or by phone on 07917 844301.

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.

Wellington CC Juniors are
very kindly sponsored by MR BTRAC