WWCC Junior/Colts cricket 2021
Welcome to the new season at the Wells – Please read this fully and please contact Guy Peddy – firstname.lastname@example.org 07970 783165 if you have any queries or can help us during the season in any way.
Polish off the membership cards – IMPORTANT Access to the Wells in the coming weeks
Inline with Club policies during the re-opening of the Wells and reflecting the government roadmap out of lockdown with restrictions in place until June 21st at earliest, the club is Members-only. We hope that as many parents join as members where possible to enjoy the facilities on offer. Parent-members are allowed into the club as per normal but must always follow the social distancing rules.
Reflecting Child Welfare Guideline there is one exception for Friday nights:
For 8 years old and younger – One non-member parent will be allowed in the club.
For 9 years old and above – Parent-members only.
On Fridays the use of the bar is for Members-only and payment will only be via Members cards. The BBQ will accept cash.
On match days, one non-member parent for spectating-only will be allowed into the Wells. Parent-members are of course allowed open access but should apply all social distancing rules. This reflects ECB and government guideline: Spectators are not permitted with the exception of safeguarding purposes (one parent, guardian or carer per child (under 18) or disabled participant).
Remember all these rules on spectators are subject to change so please keep aware of updates. Details of the Wells guest policy (in attached link https://www.woodfordwellsclub.co.uk/membership ). Going forward, General Committee have announced a positive change for this year. When the club is fully open (hopefully from 21 June) members will be able to bring a guest 6 times a year (in total, not per guest).
New coach – Aya Gqaname
Our overseas player this year will be Aya Gqaname a professional cricketer from South Africa. Aya is a seam-bowling allrounder and plays for the Warriors Franchise. Aya is also an ECB Level 3 coach and will be leading our coaching program which includes a new school’s partnership (more detail below). Donovan Miller will also be around for the first few weeks of the season for 1 one 1 coaching. For more detail please contact Donovon directly on 07957 764 062
Allstars U5-U8 (Reception to Year 3) – Start 10 May – 5.30pm
Allstars is for boys and girls aged between 5-8 years old. It is an ECB initiative and a great introduction to cricket. When you sign up you will receive a great Allstars kit bag. Sessions will start on Monday 10 May at 5.30pm and will last for 8 weeks. The link below will take you to the booking page. https://ecb.clubspark.uk/AllStars/BookCourse/64aeda44-f1e8-4489-ac4f-d4c7a75a2410
Dynamos – specifically for Girls Cricket U8 - U11 (Years 3 - 6) - Start 11 May – 5.30pm
We will be running a girls’ only programme called Dynamos. This again an ECB initiative for 8–11-year-olds and we will be using this programme as a way of introducing girls’ cricket to the club. Sessions will start on a Tuesday 11 May at 5.30pm and will last for 8 weeks. The link below will take you to the booking page. https://ecb.clubspark.uk/Dynamos/BookCourse/08e38e0d-3633-413d-b897-248cecb02732
Friday training U7-U13 (Years 2-8) – Start 16 April – 6pm
Friday sessions will this year increase to £6 to reflect the improved coaching now on offer, I would like to thank all the coaches and parents who have agreed to help at the sessions, and you will see some new faces this year.
However, we continue to look for additional helpers and match managers to support out qualified coaches, so please make yourself known if you can help. And anyone with BBQ skills for Fridays. Thanks to those that have already offered.
Thursday Colts training U13-U16 (Years 8 – 11) – Start 15 April – 6pm
This will be lead by Aya. Again the cost will be £6 per session.
Fixtures – start 25 April
We are looking for opportunities for friendly fixtures from 25 April. Competitive fixtures start:
2 May – U11 and U13
9 May – U9 and U15
Junior cricket week (four days) 31 Aug to 3 September
Junior/Colt (U11 and above) 6-aside day planned for Sunday 5 September
Junior/Colts Awards evening
The junior cricket end of season awards and social will be on Saturday 25 September
Woodford Wells Kit
Going forward the cricket section training and leisurewear range will now match that of the Woodford Wells Club. All leisure wear can be purchased from the club shop section of the website. The link is also below. The only item exclusive to cricket will be the training top which has the sponsor's logo printed on it. When you buy the training top please indicate in the comments sections that you require the RJK logo printed.
Our playing kit has not changed and can be purchased from Surridge Sport - See link below.
Event and sponsorship roles
The Cricket Committee is also looking for support in two new roles: events and sponsorship/commercial. If anyone has any skill sets that can optimise these positions, please let me know.
1) Event position – this will be to manage cricket’s formal events such as cricket week, cricket dinner, PCA masters.
2) Sponsorship position – this will be to manage the cricket sponsorships and to build relationships with local businesses. Much of the “Club” sponsorship is generated by the cricket section, hence the importance of this role.