HONLEY, Newsome and Holmfirth High Schools are all venues for the exciting Project Sport Cricket Academies due to be launched later this month.
The main event by the company is a five-week Academy aimed at juniors at Under 11 and Under 13 level, to be staged at Honley High School, starting on Friday, February 26.
One of the principal coaches is Holmfirth batsman Andy Gledhill, who explained: “The Academy is designed to provide a challenging experience for club cricketers wishing to develop skills ahead of the new season. And also for those who may have a desire to pursue representative honours.
“We believe the Project Sport Academy is the essential experience for any club cricketer.
“It runs for five consecutive weeks, and will help develop a young cricketer technically, tactically and mentally.”
There is also a ‘Mini Cricketers’ Academy, which offers children of five to eight years the opportunity to start their cricket career.
“At this Academy, children will learn cricket skills, such as batting, bowling, catching and throwing, as well as social skills, allowing them to make new friends and most importantly have fun,” added Gledhill
“It is modelled on Cricket Australia’s highly-successful MILO in2 cricket programme, and participants will receive a structured five-week programme, conducted by qualified coaches.”
The Mini Cricket Academies are being held at two venues, with Holmfirth High School catering for children on Thursdays (starting on February 25) between 5.30 and 6pm, with Newsome High School & Sports College starting on Saturday, February 27, from 9am to 10am.
Both courses costs £35 for the full five-week course, while the main Academy for the older players is £40 for the full course.
Gledhill, who is an opening batsman with Holmfirth in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League’s Premiership, will share the coaching duties with League prize-winning leg-spinner and member of the Leeds/Bradford University side Tom Craddock.
Project Sport are also running half-term sport camps for soccer at Slaithwaite, Honley and Wooldale Schools, details of which are available from firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, for further details or to book on any of the courses, contact either the above e-mail address, or ring Andy Gledhill on 07986 219058 or Antony Leech, on 07719 698644.