Wellington Cricket Club have an extensive Junior Section offering training and playing opportunities for boys and girls from age 9 to 19. Through the ECB All Stars scheme we have also expanded our offerings for 5-8 year-olds (for more information, please click here). The Club are also taking part in the ECB’s new scheme for 8-11 years old being Dynamos which the Club will be running in May – for more information, please click here.

Wellington offer one of the largest and best-run Junior Sections in the County, with excellent coaches and facilities at our base at Orleton Park.

Junior Membership at Wellington Cricket Club (for boys and girls) includes weekly training sessions taken by one of our many ECB qualified coaches. These take place on Monday evenings between 6.15pm and 8.00pm and in 2020 will run from April 20th until July 27th. All coaching is led by ECB qualified coaches who hold valid DBS certificates. There is also always a trained First Aider on site.

The lead coaches for each age group are:

  • Girls – Simon Topper
  • U10s – Alex Taylor and Mark O’Connor
  • U11s – Gareth Howell and Mark Downes
  • U13s – Carl Ward
  • U15s – Steve Lamb
  • U19s – Matt Stinson

U10s and U11s play the majority of their cricket in new Sunday festival formats, which have received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from both children and parents. The U13s and U15s play more competitive hardball cricket within local leagues. In the 2019 season our U13 Boys went on to win the Shropshire Cup and represent us at the regional finals. The girls field teams for both U11 (softball) and U13 (hardball).

During the close season there is also an opportunity for juniors to continue training with indoor coaching taking place between November and February.

Juniors and their families are encouraged to become active members of the Club as they progress through the age groups and on to playing adult cricket.

The most promising juniors can start playing adult cricket from the age of 12 or 13 and are encouraged to try-out for District and County squads.

Junior Members receive a Welcome Pack, which, for the boys, will include a £7.50 voucher to be spent at Seaton Sports. This has kindly be provided by MR BTRAC, our Juniors Sponsors for 2020. The junior girls will receive a playing shirt kindly sponsored by A1 Glass and Glazing.

Wellington is a family-friendly Club and it is the fun and warm environment at Orleton Park that is the main reason to bring your child to Wellington. There are also lots of things going on for parents as well as children and we encourage all members of the family to become involved even if they don’t play.

Junior Membership costs £60 for boys and £40 for girls in 2020.

For further details on Junior Cricket at Wellington, please contact our Junior Coordinator, Angela Coalbran, by email at angela.coalbran@wellingtoncc.co.uk or by phone on 07951 900636.

For individual age groups please contact the relevant administrator. Their contact details are as follows:

Wellington CC Juniors are very kindly sponsored by MR BTRAC.