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Welcome Back from the Youth Section!

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2019 promises to be another fantastic year at Marshfield Cricket Club. The Cricket World Cup being held in the UK gives us an opportunity to raise our profile and remind ourselves about what we're aiming to achieve with our young players, we celebrate the 50th anniversary year at the Broadleys Ground, and we've got what looks to be the strongest coaching line up in the last three years, across the boys and girls sections. We hope your players are looking forward as much as we are to the start of the new season!

As we start the season, we thought it would be useful to remind everyone of the vision, mission and objectives of Marshfield Cricket Club's youth section.

Our vision is: to be the best youth section in the region

Our mission is: through cricket, to give our youngsters the opportunity to discover and sustain a passion for sport that they will carry with them into adulthood

Our objectives are to:

      • 1 create a safe environment for our players
      • 2 maximise the development of each of our players
      • 3 create fun sessions for our players
      • 4 ensure that our players play the game in the right way
      • 5 ensure the confidence of our players develops
      • 6 ensure that anyone who wants to play cricket at Marshfield is able to do so
      • 7 create a clear pathway through the youth section for our players
      • 8 ensure a regular transition from youth to senior cricket for our players
      • 9 manage our players with high potential
      • 10 ensure our players are aware of their achievements

While the Friday night social aspect of cricket is very important to us all after a long, hard week at work, in order to fulfil our objectives, we expect our players to be available for matches and festivals throughout the season, otherwise, we're just a pub with a big garden and a big crèche! We'd like 2019 to be the season where every eligible player who registers, represents the club at least once, so please do what you can to help us achieve that.

We also thought that it would be opportune to remind everyone of the responsibilities of our players in relation to conduct. The Youth Code of Conduct is available on the MCC website. In summary, it sets out our zero-tolerance approach towards bullying, discrimination and lacking respect. Please encourage your players to read, and abide by it.

In other news, we're a bit short of kit. If you have any pads, gloves, helmets, or bats taking up space in your shed, that is of no further use to you, please feel free to allow us to store it in our shed!

Finally, we hope that you will be re-joining us in 2019, and recommending us to your family and friends - we could do with additional players in the U11, U13 and U15 sections. Our opening registration night is 5 April and the first training will be 12 April. If you have any queries about registration, please contact Julie Hendy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. On registration, after holding the cost of youth cricket for at least three years, there will be a £5 rise in player fees in 2019.

Other than that, see you all in April!

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Robin Hand, Youth Secretary

 

Upcoming dates:

  • 16 March - England vs. Scotland - on the big screen
  • 22 March - Quiz Night - a 'cracker of a brain teaser event', apparently
  • 29 March - Curry Night - come along and enjoy Kirstie's delicious curry at this important club fundraiser
  • 5 April - Youth Registration Night
  • 6 April - Club clear up with breakfast provided, from 9am (any amount of time would really help)

 

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