Wellington Cricket Club has started the fourth edition of their popular and successful winter coaching programme for young players in the past fortnight and already attendances are at the level they have been in previous seasons.
The Club runs three sessions – each one hour in length – on Friday evenings at Court Fields Community School’s Sports Hall starting at 5.30pm.
First up are the youngest players (in school Years Four, Five and Six) and these sessions are designed to give those who have never played the game before or have only just started to play a grounding in the basics of the game.
Under 11s Manager Mark Salter and Coach Les Reed are well versed in providing specific coaching for this set of players.
Those in school Years Seven and Eight are coached with an eye on progressing to playing for the Club’s senior section in time as they take part in sessions that deal with the technical side of the game as well as building up match stamina for the longer games that they will be playing in sometime in the not too distant future.
Finally those in school Years Nine and Ten take to the arena and are coached from a totally senior perspective as many of these players are already playing for a senior side – they are treated as adult players in terms of what is expected in attitude, application and return for the effort invested in them.
The last two sessions are run by Club Captain Paul Short, Junior Section Secretary Richard Short and former Wellington player Russell Jones who now plays for Taunton Deane CC.
For details of the sessions and the Club’s youth programme overall please contact the Club’s Cricket Development Officer Simon Spalding on 01823 663597.