The R66T Academy and State School Cricket
Posted on 5th June 2023 at 11:49
The R66T Academy provides cricketers of any age, gender, race or ability with oppurtunities to play and enjoy the game around the world.
Similarly to The Cricket Society, Chance to Shine, Lord’s Taverners and the MCC Foundation, The R66T Academy, through it's Foundation, is committed to supporting the development of state school cricket and ensuring young people in schools have the opportunity to both play and watch cricket.
Discussing the impact of cricket in state schools, Nick Gaywood, R66T Academy Project Manager, said: "The R66T Academy supports good cricket causes through the R66T Academy Foundation, of which, cricket in state schools is one such cause.
"We believe that if cricket has a prominent position in our state schools, both on the curriculum and as an enrichment activity outside of school hours, then more young people will be likely to play and follow cricket. Naturally this can only be a positive for cricket."
The Fred Trueman R66T Academy State School Cricket League
The Fred Trueman R66T Academy State School Cricket League runs in the East of England for U13 and U15 age groups. Over 60 schools are involved and the winning teams compete in a Finals Day on Thursday 13th July at Kimbolton School. The R66T Foundation and The Cricket Society are working closely together to raise funds to support coaching and playing matches in the schools. Each of the schools are using new R66T Academy Cricket Balls for their matches this season.
R66T to Hardball is a U12 State School Competition ran in Yorkshire. Working with the Yorkshire Cricket Board [YCB], and supported by fund raising from The Cricket Society, the R66T Foundation has provided coaching, t-shirts and balls for 20 schools across Yorkshire. Four lucky schools will compete in a Finals Day on Tuesday 11th July at Woodhouse Grove School, where the YCB will provide umpires.
The hardball pairs Competition statets that schools must include two non-club players in their team to encourage new, young cricketers into the game. The YCB have allocated local coaches to run three afterschool coaching sessions to prepare the players for the matches.
Netherfield Cricket Club
Netherfield Cricket Club, based in Cumberland, have been highly proactive in developing state school cricket in their region. They have sent coaches into four local schools and have recruited players for a R66T Academy Camp on Tuesday 27th June. In September, Netherfield are planning a floodlit T20 game for state school players at the club to stimulate interest further.
Dynamo’s Cricket engages Y5 pupils in softball cricket across the country. Working with Sheffield Collegiate CC, The R66T Academy ran a Dynamo’s event for local schools involving 120 young players. The players all received a R66T Academy t-shirt and between matches they had access to R66T Academy training aids and coaching from our coaches in the new Sheffield Collegiate net facility.
We look forward to expanding our support for state school cricket next year.
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