Aims of the project
The aim is to provide a professional sporting partnership for talented young cricketers. Those reaching a high level can apply for a Felsted Sports Scholarship, which may be topped up by a bursary, subject to means testing.
Background and goals
Felsted has had a close collaboration with Essex Cricket for many years. This was formalised in 2011 as part of a formal agreement to benefit our pupils and community. The Headmaster at the time, Dr Mike Walker, and Felsted's Director of Cricket, Jason Gallian, identified the opportunity alongside the Commerical Director at Esses Cricket.
Felsted's Director of Cricket works closely with Essex Cricket to identify opportunities to strengthen relations with Essex Cricket to the benefit of the pupils.
We have had a number of pupils use the professional pathway to continue their talents post school, playing for county senior sides including Essex.
Pupils are involved with Essex from the age of approx 7 years of age.
Felsted has both boys and girls playing for Essex junior sides and is currently enjoying the status of National Champions, both indoor and outdoor, for their U15 girls.
Frequency and duration
The relationship is annual, renewed on a biennual basis.