Rockhampton prepare for the future with youth squads

October 27 2017

“The cricket season may have only just finished but Rockhampton Cricket Club are already preparing for the 2018 season.

“The cricket season may have only just finished but Rockhampton Cricket Club are already preparing for the 2018 season. 

Between now and December they are running two junior academies, where the best of the clubs young cricketers are back practicing under the watchful eye of two of the area’s top coaches.

 The Under 11 academy is being taken by Rob Cunliffe.  With the assistance from the club’s coaches, he is working with a group of 14 of the clubs best young cricketers from 7 up to 11. The aims of these sessions are both to prepare for hard ball cricket and to give them the skills for a tough season to come where the Under 11s will be playing in both the Bristol & District U11 league and the Gloucestershire U11 County League. 

There is also an academy for the best  players in the Under 12 to Under 17 age groups and these sessions are being taken by former Gloucestershire batsman wicketkeeper and coach Andy Stovold. The majority of the players in this group have already had experience of senior cricket and are looking to fine tuning their skills.

Paul Williams, the club secretary said; “As a club, Rockhampton are investing heavily in the youth section and are really excited with the young cricketers coming through.” 

For more information on the youth set up at Rockhampton please contact the Director of Youth Cricket, Darren Greaves on 07725 618848”