U10 Cricket Festival
Trent College provided two 1-hour sessions of cricket coaching for Year 5 and 6 children in 12 local primary schools (Albany Junior School, Aston on Trent Primary School, Bramcote CofE Primary School, Bramcote Hills Primary School, Denby Free Primary School, Dovedale Primary School, Fernwood Primary School, Firfield Primary School, Grange Primary School, John Clifford Primary School, Trowell Primary School and West Bridgford Junior School). These sessions were run by qualified cricket coaches and were for a class groups of up to 30 children at a time, teaching key batting, bowling and fielding skills. 120 Year 5 and 6 children were then selected to come to Trent College to compete in our U10 Cricket Festival. They spent a full day here, playing a series of short matches against other primary schools, whilst showcasing all that they had learnt, having fun and enjoying cricket.
The aim of the project was to provide an opportunity for Year 5 and 6 children in the local community to have access to qualified cricket coaching and to play cricket in a competitive festival on sports grounds against other primary school children. We hope that the children have fun and enjoy playing cricket, so they will continue to do so either in local cricket clubs or their own schools.
The project was initiated by our Head of Cricket who wanted to develop and encourage sport and the opportunity to play cricket for young people.
The schools involved were identified through the Primary School Liaison Co-ordinator and her relationship with the teachers and head teachers of the primary schools.
24 hours of free cricket coaching by Trent College qualified coaches was provided to Year 5 and 6 children in the partner primary schools that were playing in the festival.
Trent College sport's ground was used all day during the festival. Our Head of Cricket ran the festival, alongside a teaching member of staff. There were paid professional umpires and cricket coaches to assist on the day. Refreshments and lunch was provided for all the participating teachers and children, with no cost implication.
The porters and catering team were available all day to support the event.
Quotes on the day:
“What a fabulous afternoon of cricket. The children really enjoyed the opportunity to come and play at Trent College.” Y6 teacher, Trowell Primary School.
“The children have really enjoyed the cricket coaching session. I am very impressed with your coach. He has been very clear in his explanations so all the children know exactly what to do. He is stretching the higher ability just at the point that they need it.” Y5 teacher, Albany Junior School.
"We all had a fantastic time. It was great fun to play at Trent - the sports facilities are brilliant and the coaching was spot-on for the children." Y5 teacher, John Clifford Junior School
"It was great fun. I really enjoyed playing in the All Stars team and meeting children from different primary schools." Year 5 pupil
420 Year 5 and 6 children received cricket coaching from a Trent College qualified cricket coach in their primary school.
120 Year 5 and 6 children from external primary schools visited to take part in the U10 cricket festival.
6 Y12 Trent students supported the event by umpiring and scoring the matches, as required.