All Stars 2 Whats Next meeting
2019 was another hugely successful year for All Stars Cricket in Wales, with 3871 five to eight year old children participating in the programme across 125 different clubs. Cricket Wales continues to be a leading county in its delivery of All Stars Cricket and this is thanks to the efforts of our clubs and their fantastic lead Activators.
With All Stars Cricket now having completed its third year it is fair to say that the programme is becoming very much embedded in to clubs’ junior offerings. This is fantastic and means that we will be inspiring many new families and children to develop a life-long affinity with cricket. Indeed, many clubs have already seen the benefits of that engagement from new families joining their clubs.
The question for many now is what happens after All Stars Cricket, particularly as there will be several children who may now have been involved with All Stars for three years. To a certain point this question is already answered by the fantastic under 9’s programme that runs throughout Wales. However, if All Stars is truly to create a lasting legacy then there is even more that can be done to ensure that more children get to experience a form of under 9s and then under 11s cricket that is appropriate to them and their stage of development. Additionally, there are many customer experiences from All Stars that can be brought in to under 9s cricket.
With these things in mind, the ECB is incredibly excited to be launching a new programme for children aged 8 – 11 - the perfect next step for All Stars participants, an introductory programme for all those new to cricket and a complimentary programme for any children currently playing Junior Cricket. Supported by Sky, the programme will make cricket accessible for even more children throughout the country.
Earlier this month (21st October 2019) many of you will have received a club support email directly from ECB informing you of some of the roadshow events that have been organised across the country. Therefore, the purpose of this email is to inform you that the ECB supported roadshow will take place as follows:
Thursday 21st November 2019
Sophia Gardens (Glamorgan County Cricket Club)
6.30pm arrival for 7pm start (8.30pm close)
We ask that all clubs send someone along to represent your club.
A small buffet and Refreshments will be available so pleas book your space below to help us cater for everyone.