Tynedale Tigers Cricket Club
We aim to provide cricket coaching, fun and games for all ages and abilities in the community without discrimination .
Tynedale Cricket Club (TCC) was established in 1888 and provides cricket and other facilities to enable children and adults of all ages and abilities to participate in the game at all levels within the community. Through the sport we aim to provide opportunities for recreation, coaching and competition without discrimination.
TCC operates two senior teams and eight junior teams. Tynedale Tigers Cricket Club is junior arm of the Club. Participation has increased massively over the last few years. Over 140 children aged 5 upwards now attend our weekly coaching and holiday courses run by over 15 volunteer coaches. We enter competitions for girls, U9’s, U11’s, U13’s, U15’s and U19’s. We hope to continue to grow and develop the sporting opportunities to everyone in the local community, develop active participation in the recreational game, improve the cricket experience at grass roots level and offer modern clubhouse facilities to community groups and the wider community.
TCC provides facilities free of charge to Gateway into the Community to enable adults with learning and other disabilities the chance to play and be coached cricket. The ground is used by local schools, Northumberland Cricket Board, The West Tyne League, Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League for matches. TCC run an annual social cricket competition for non regular players, 16 teams from local organisations and businesses entered last year
We are one of Northumberland’s 16 Chance to Shine Projects run throughout the county. TCC also enjoy the status of being an ECB Focus Club as well as being ECB ClubMark accredited.
How would this funding have an impact on your community?
Currently players have to buy their own top (which isn't compulsory) however this can be too expensive for some families and for those that don't have a shirt they can be made to feel left out.
We would use the funding to provide all junior members a club playing shirt. This means that every junior will feel a part of the club and the Tynedale Cricket family. They will wear it with pride and it will encourage them to continue to play cricket and obtain the social and heath benefits that it provides.
We would like to fund a shirt so that all children look the same and feel a part of our great club.
""We are a community club, this funding would make everyone feel a part of the club and give all the teams a boost." Tom Cant, West Northumberland Cricket Development Officer and Tynedale CC 1st XI Captain"
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