ABN AMRO INCLUSIVITY PROGRAMME

Cricket development is about developing and sustaining pathways so that everyone that wants to play the game has the opportunity at the level that befits them. 
The Guernsey Cricket Board are proud to be associated with partners ABN AMRO who are working with us to ensure that everyone from Guernsey's community has the opportunity to participate in cricket activities and development programmes. It is our intention to build on these links to ensure that as many people get the opportunity to participate and build a love of the game. Have a look at our pictures below.

Le Rondin & Le Murier Schools Cricket Programme

The Schools Cricket Programme runs at Le Rondin Junior School and Le Murier Secondary School.

Both programmes start just after Easter and run through until the summer holidays. At Le Rondin, cricket is introduced to the pupils through small sided games and activities designed to help with the key coordination skills needed to play all sports. The players are encouraged to work on team work and basic tactical play.
At Le Murier the lunchtime club encourages the school team to train and build the skills needed to play the game. 

Le Murier School took part in the Sussex CCC Cricket Day in 2012.
In 2013 the school team will travel to the UK to watch Sussex CCC v Northants CCC at Arundel Castle, to play against the Sussex CCC SN team which will include a coaching afternoon and to take part in a Hampshire SH Festival in Winchester involving 13 other schools.

Table Cricket Development Programme

Table Cricket is a game based on cricket played on a table tennis table.
Participants bowl by rolling a ball down a tube and the batter hits the ball toward targets set up around the table. The fielders job is to stop the ball from hitting the targets or even to catch the batter out as in the traditional outdoor game. The game was originally designed for the physically handicapped but anyone can play. See our video section to find out more and to watch the game in action.

The game was introduced into Guernsey in February 2013 and we will be running tournaments at both Le Rondin and Le Murier Schools.

A session was run with the Headway Group and this will be expanded into other areas as the game develops.

It is also planned to introduce the game into Guernsey Care Homes in August 2013.

Guernsey Sports Commission Street Sports Programme

The Guernsey Sports Commission (GSC) promotes physical activity and encourages participation across all sports at all levels. Street Sports is an initiative run by the GSC offering 11-18 year olds of all abilities the chance to participate in a range of sports and physical activities in the evenings free of charge. It is an opportunity for young people to be active, have fun and learn new skills. Activities young people can choose from include football, basketball, netball, tchoukball, dodgeball, cricket, hockey, frisbee, volleyball, badminton, batting and fielding games, skipping, tag rugby and circus skills. 

Sessions are held from 7-9pm on Tuesdays at Les Genats Estate, on Wednesdays at St Martins Primary School and on Thursdays at the Youth Service Les Ozouets Campus. Young people can just turn up, register with a member of staff and join in.

The Guernsey Cricket Board will be supporting the GSC initiative during the summer.

GSAD Adult Cricket Coaching Programme

The Adult Cricket Coaching Programme runs during the summer months in partnership with the Guernsey Sports Association for the Disabled who are based at the KGV Playing Fields.

Sessions are run building on the basic skills of batting, bowling and fielding which are then brought together to introduce the rules and tactical side of the game.

The sessions are run on a Friday evening at the KGV Playing Fields.

In 2013 it is hoped that we will be taking a GSAD team across to Jersey for a day of coaching and games against the JSAD.