The Winter Training is now well underway in the Bishop Challoner Sports Hall. It’s been great to see so many attendees and some new faces too. Owing to the great interest we have rescheduled the sessions so that as many youngsters get the benefit of pre-season training as possible, as well as arranging some extra sessions.
The schedule will now be as follows. Friday evening sessions will be from 5.15 – 6.15 (please arrive at 5.00 pm for a prompt start)
Friday 31st January U11’s and those planning to transition to hard ball (primary school age)Friday 7th February U15’s (school years 9 & 10)Friday 14th February U13’s (school years 7 & 8) Friday 21st February U11’s and those planning to transition to hard ball (primary school age)Saturday 22nd February 2.30pm U17’sFriday 28th February U15’sFriday 6th March U13’sFriday 13th March U11’s and those planning to transition to hard ball (primary school age)Saturday 14th March 12.30 pm U17’sFriday 20th March U15’sSaturday 21st March 12.30 U13’sFriday 27th March U11’s and those planning to transition to hard ball (primary school age)Saturday 28th March 12.30 pm U17’sFriday 3rd April U13’s.
Please let your respective managers know whether your child will be attending through the usual channels. Under 11’s, please liaise with me for now.
And in other news…
Though in the early stages of planning, we are engaging a female coach to provide dedicated training to our ladies and girls in order to enhance their enjoyment and skills. The plan is for this to be held on Tuesday evenings, which though not ideal for everyone, will allow for full use of the ground. More about this in the March newsletter.
A former club of mine, which holds many happy memories for me, Newcastle and Hartshill CC, just up from Trentham Gardens, is holding an Under 13’s festival, alongside a beer and gin festival, at some point over Easter and we have been provisionally invited. More details in the March newsletter, but it would be a great way to start the season.
Our nearby friends at Kings Heath CC have confirmed that their Under 9’s Festival will be held on Sunday 7th June this year.
And, subject to ground availability, we will be hosting an Under 9’s and a Ladies Festival this year.
Exciting times ahead, though we can’t promise any international visitors, England players or trophies this year…yet…