Colts Registration Friday 19th April - New Kit, New Coaching initiative
Welcome to the new cricket season at Maidenhead & Bray.
2013 looks to be a very exciting cricketing year, with Ashes for Men and Women, plus some new initiatives at Maidenhead & Bray.
This is just to update you on the start of the new season and remind you of specific dates for the start of training and age-group days.
Colts Registration Evening
Just to confirm that this is this Friday 19th April, from 6.30 p.m.
There is no U9 / U7 training on Friday 19th.
· Monday Girls training 6.15 – 7.45 p.m. starts Monday 22nd April
· Tuesday Seniors and U17s 6.15 – 8.00 p.m. starts Tuesday 16th April
· Wednesday U13 / U15 6.15 – 8.00 p.m. starts Wednesday 17th April
· Thursday U11 6.15 – 8.00 p.m. starts Thursday 18th April
· Friday U9 / U7 6.00 – 7.30 p.m. starts Friday 26th April
Over this Winter and in reflecting on coaching last season, we felt that we wanted to add to the coaching of our Colts, helping them to further develop their skills, as well as develop our own coaches.
Part of that review discussed the potential to bring in some regular, professional assistance to lead our main age-group coaching sessions.
I’m delighted to announce that we have appointed Performance Cricket, the lead cricket coaching specialists in Berkshire, to take a lead role in our Colts coaching.
Mark Allum, who heads up Colts development for Berkshire cricket and an ECB level 3 qualified coach, will lead our U13 / U15 coaching on Wednesdays and U11 coaching on Thursdays.
He will pull together a coaching programme for the season and direct the overall coaching each week.
Mark will start at the club next Wednesday 17th (U13 / U15) and Thursday 18th (U11).
Matt Carter and Dan Marles, both with the Berkshire Cricket Academy and both ECB level 2 qualified coaches, will lead the U9 / U7 on Friday evenings.
Matt and Dan will start at the club on Friday 26th April.
Mark, Matt and Dan will be at the club weekly through to and including Friday 28th July.
We believe this is a significant move forward for the club and that all the Colts will benefit from their support.
Club Clothing and Subscriptions
Following overall dissatisfaction and unfavourable feedback on the Colts clothing from a previous supplier, we are delighted to announce that Goyals in Maidenhead have worked with us to develop a new Colts cricket clothing for 2013 / 2014.
This will be unveiled at Colts Registration on 19th April.
It has also been very noticeable that our representative teams have not been ‘club co-ordinated’.
For the 2013 season, the standard Colts Subscription Fee will be £120 (including social membership), but this will include a new club shirt.
This is for age groups U9, U11, U13 and U15.
Shirts will not be included in U7s and Girls subscriptions.
As in previous years, the ‘additional Colt’ subscription will be lower (at £70 this season for the afore-mentioned age groups), again including a club shirt.
We expect all Colts representing Maidenhead & Bray in competitive matches to wear the club shirt.
Subscription for all U7 Colts will be £100, including Social membership.
Girls Subscription for 2013 will be £60 (including Social membership) and £50 for ‘additional’ Girls.
Club shirts are available for U7s and Girls, from Goyals, as will be other items of cricket clothing e.g. cricket trousers.
Please note that Social Membership allows family membership to the Sports Club, for twelve months.
It also enables a Colt’s parent to have one vote at an AGM.
We look forward to seeing you all again at the Club in 2013 and hope, after last year, for a proper summer regarding the weather and for plenty of great cricket.
Very best wishes to you all for 2013.
Head of Colts