On Friday a further All Stars Information Evening will be taking place for Clubs across the county.
The additional evening, which will be led by Tim Masters who is the ECB Regional Head of Participation and Growth for the South West and Wales, will give those clubs who missed the roadshows at Exeter and Bristol last month the opportunity learn about All Stars Cricket. It will also give those clubs who did attend the opportunity to hear more about the programme and ask any questions or raise any concerns that they may have about the initiative.
There will also be members of the Somerset Cricket Board in attendance who will be able to discuss the support that will be available locally to help clubs bring All Stars Cricket to Life.
The event is being held at Burnham United Football Club, Cassis Close, Burnham on Sea, TA8 1NN from 7pm until 8.30pm. Doors open at 6.30pm and there will be food available for all attendees.
To book your place please email Matt Counsell with the names of who will be attending.
All Stars Cricket is set to be the most significant initiative to impact on junior cricket in this generation, effecting hugely the future growth of junior cricket, the recreational game and the professional game.
All Stars Cricket is a nationwide programme that is designed to inspire five to eight-year-olds to take up cricket and provide a great first experience of the game.
Putting fun right at the centre of this experience, All Stars Cricket aims to instill children with a lifelong love of our sport, enabling clubs to welcome new players, supporters and potential future volunteers. In turn this will bring huge benefits to your club. Any club who wishes to run the minimum eight-week programme will receive full support from the ECB and Somerset Cricket Board in the following ways:
- All Stars Cricket equipment and resources provided at zero cost to the club
- Free volunteer training including parent engagement
- Administration for All Stars Cricket handled centrally by the ECB saving volunteer time at your club
- Club benefits from a national marketing campaign targeting both existing cricket families and non-cricket families enabling wider recruitment.
- Support from Somerset Cricket Board to promote All Stars Cricket within your local schools.
- Free kit bag with specialist equipment to run All Stars Cricket
- Access to the All Stars Cricket support centre
- Money can’t buy experiences for participants
This exciting new initiative has received the full backing of Somerset County Cricket Club. CEO Guy Lavender said: “All Stars Cricket is an outstanding initiative and we as a Club are committed to supporting it in every way we can. Encouraging young people to get involved in the sport is absolutely crucial and we will be working with Somerset Cricket Board to help ensure that local young people have a positive experience which will hopefully develop in to a lifelong love of the game.”
A video all about All Stars Cricket can be viewed by clicking here
Former England opener Marcus Trescothick has also lent his support to the scheme: “It is really important that young people get the chance to experience the game in a fun and exciting way and that is what All Stars Cricket is all about. I would encourage as many clubs as possible to sign up before the deadline on February 28th.”
Clubs can sign up for All Stars Cricket by clicking here and registration closes on 28th February.
Once a club has signed up for All Stars Cricket, Matt Counsell will be in contact to allocate you with a member of the Somerset Cricket Board team to help support you bring the programme to life at your club and work with you to make it a huge success.
Children aged between five and eight-year-olds will be able to book there place at an All Stars Cricket Club from mid-March so watch this space and get ready to be an “All Star!”
All children who sign up will receive an exclusive All Stars Cricket pack including a bat, a personalised T-shirt and much more!