Tynedale Tigers Junior Cricket Club

Hexham

Your story

The Tynedale Tigers Junior Cricket Club offers opportunities to participate in cricket at a range of levels from under 9s to under 19. We help to develop potential in future cricket players from an early age.

Group introduction

The Tynedale Tigers Junior Cricket Club is the junior arm of Tynedale Cricket Club, a long established club in the heart of the Tyne Valley in Northumberland. We offer opportunities to all under 18s in the area to participate in cricket at both social and competitive levels. We hold a very successful junior night during the summer where upto 130 children participate in training. This year the All Stars Programme attracted 40 under 8s on a Saturday morning. The under 13s and U15s this year were both county league and cup winners and a number of juniors play at county level. We are run by an active group of mainly parents who give up time to coach the children. The club plays an significant role in the community to attract children to play sport outside of school and we encourage as many as possible to come to training night regardless of their ability. The junior section of the club continues to grow in strength from year to year.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

The funding would allow us to purchase more training resources to help keep the sessions fun, enjoyable and safe. Children who learn the basics of cricket can stay active and are more likely to join a cricket club in later life. The funding can therefore have a long lasting impact on lives and promote healthy lifestyles in both children and adults.

"Our inclusive approach and willingness to give everyone a go means that we are giving all kids a really good opportunity to get better at cricket - John Fletcher Junior Chairman

The grant would benefit 130 under 9s to U19s. We run U9s, 3 x U11s , 3 x U13s, 2 x U15s, 1 x U18s and 1 x U19 teams which means that we need new and extra kit to cater for all the needs of the players. The kits would help all players develop their game and reach their potential as players - Tom Cant Head Coach"

For more information visit:

www.tynedalecricketclub.co.uk

www.facebook.com/tynedalecc

twitter.com/tynedalecc