Youth Cricket

At Horspath Cricket Club we pride ourselves on the quality of our youth cricket section. A significant number of today's senior players started their ‘cricketing careers’ as junior members at the Club and that's a tradition we want to continue. We run youth sides at U9s, U11s, U13s, U15s and U17 levels. All of these age groups play competitive fixtures during the season. Weekly training/coaching sessions are held during the summer months 

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Horspath Cricket Club has been awarded ‘Clubmark’ accreditation by the ECB. This recognises the quality and safety of our coaching and management of the Club. We have proved our competence in the following areas: Duty of Care and Safe Guarding Children; The Cricket Programme; Knowing your Club and its Community – One game; and Club Management.

To view all our Codes of Conduct and Youth Policies, please view our  Rules & Policies.

If you would like to learn more about Clubmark then please visit the ECB website at http://www.ecb.co.uk/development/club-cricket/clubmark/.
During the summer months we hold weekly training/coaching sessions for boys and girls from school year 3 upwards:

U9s, U11s & U13s - Wednesday evenings;
U15s - Friday evenings;
U17s - Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings with adult players.

All coaching sessions are run by Horspath Cricket Club's ECB qualified coaches who hold current First Aid and Child Protection Certificates. As a Clubmark accredited Club, we ensure all the volunteers involved in Youth Cricket are CRB checked, so that parents can be confident all youth players are coached, and play cricket, in a safe and happy environment.

During the winter months there are some training sessions scheduled for February / March as pre-season practice. Watch the website for more details.
We have an area on our web site where you can purchase Horspath Cricket Club playing kit and other club wear - Team Store.

We do like all youth players representing the Club in matches to wear an official Horspath Cricket Club shirt. These can be ordered through the web site or on Registration Night where samples will be available to view the different sizes.
Details of current Membership Fees and how to pay can be found here.
A Youth Registration evening is held at the Club, normally towards the end of March. Details of this meeting will be published on the website well before the event. This is an ideal opportunity for players and parents to come along and meet the coaches and other Club members. It will also give you the opportunity to see all the facilities that the club has to offer.

The number of places available in each age group are limited. This is to ensure we can deliver high quality coaching sessions and that each youth member has a reasonable opportunity of participating in matches.

In the past we have had a large number of applications for places and some age groups have been over-subscribed. If age groups are over-subscribed, we will give priority to existing members from previous years.

For more details, or to apply to join the Club after the date of the Youth Registration Evening, please contact the
 Club's Safeguarding Officer - Nicky Ward.
Horspath Cricket Club is run as a volunteer Club and we rely on the support of our members to operate effectively. As we continue to expand as a Club we need to ask more parents to get involved with some of the Youth Cricket operations.

The club cannot achieve all its aims without the support of parents as volunteers. Can you assist in any of the following ways:
Helping out at training;
Managing teams;

If you think you can help, or would like more information, please contact any of the committee members, or speak to someone directly at the Club.
Welfare Off.

Club Safeguarding Officer

 Nicky Phipps

   Youth Fixtures
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Date: Wed 18 May 2022
 U9Thame Town U9Home (2) 18:00pm
Date: Thu 19 May 2022
 U13Thame Town U13Away 18:00pm
Date: Sun 22 May 2022
 U11Tiddington U11Home (1) 10:00am
Date: Mon 23 May 2022
 U15Wolvercote U15Home (1) 18:00pm
 U9Didcot U9 Home (1) 18:00pm
Date: Sun 29 May 2022
 U13Challow & Childrey U13Home (1) 10:00am
Date: Wed 01 Jun 2022
 U9Warborough & Shillingford U9Home (2) 18:00pm
Date: Sun 05 Jun 2022
 U11Aston Rowant U11Home (1) 10:00am
 U13MP Sports Academy U13Away 10:00am
Date: Mon 06 Jun 2022
 U15Kidlington U15Away 18:00pm