The series of indoor Kwik Cricket festivals restarts this coming Sunday (Sunday the 18th of November), at Uddingston Grammar School. The festival will be an Under 12 event, hosted by East Kilbride CC – with Kilmarnock CC and Uddingston CC being the other clubs participating.
Club development news
Tim Hart reports, “Cricket Scotland hosted a first-ever west region participation forum on Sunday the 11th of November 2018, at “Titwood” in Glasgow. Led by myself and West Region Women and Girls Development Officer Rosy Ryan, the forum focused on ‘All Stars Cricket’ (specifically the ‘Money can’t buy experience’), provided an overview of latest range of programmes available within the women and girls environment (including a big reveal of a new, and exciting, development), invited feedback on the junior formats (which were introduced for the first time in 2018) and re-capped on other support available to clubs through other key partner organisations. Thanks to Clydesdale CC for hosting and to the sixteen people, from twelve different clubs, who attended and provided some very valuable feedback for Cricket Scotland.”
The WDJCU Committee would like to congratulate Cricket Scotland‘s West Region Women and Girls Development Officer, Rosy Ryan (pictured) who has been recognised at “Role Model of the Year” at the recent Scottish Women in Sport Awards dinner. The dinner took place in Glasgow, on Friday the 9th of November 2018, and was a celebration of a great year of female success in sport in Scotland. Rosy’s effervescence, passion and commitment are clear for all to see – and these characteristics have made her a significant driving force in the recent growth of the game in the west region. Rosy is able to provide a great first experience for everyone trying our sport for the first time and she has created a new training programme called CricHIIT to encourage more women and girls throughout the country to keep fit, socialise and develop some new skills – while having lots of fun.
More information about Rosy’s fantastic success can be found on the Cricket Scotland website.
Tim Hart reports, “Today saw the first of the Cricket Scotland Under 10 west region indoor Kwik Cricket festivals take place. As with the Under 12 tournament last week, Uddingston Grammar School was once again the venue. The three clubs involved this week were: Clydesdale CC, East Kilbride CC and Uddingston CC. Thanks to all the players and the coaches, and parents, who supported the event.
“The programme of festivals will now take a one-week break (for Remembrance Sunday) – before resuming, on Sunday the 18th of November, with another Under 12 festival.”
Tim Hart reports, “Cricket Scotland hosted a ‘Coach Support Worker’ workshop at Eastwood High School on Saturday the 3rd of November. The UKCC Level 1-equivalent course helped sixteen people, from five west region clubs (and two East region clubs), to gain more knowledge and skills which will help them to support coaching programmes at their clubs. Thanks to everyone for their efforts and enthusiasm on the day.”
Today saw the first, in a series of seven, Cricket Scotland west region indoor Kwik Cricket festivals take place at Uddingston Grammar School. The format saw Under 12 teams from Clydesdale CC, East Kilbride CC and Kilmarnock CC come together to play a three-match, round-robin festival, batting in pairs, with each pair batting for two overs. In total, twenty players (pictured left) participated in this morning’s matches.
Next Sunday sees the Under 10 age-group take centre-stage, at the same venue.
Tim Hart writes, “Please find details of a participation forum online, being hosted by Rosy Ryan (West Women’s and Girls’ Development Officer) and myself, on Sunday the 11th of November, from 3pm to 5pm at “Titwood” (Clydesdale CC), Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 4LA. The forum will review All Stars Cricket in 2018, discuss the junior playing formats which were introduced for first time in 2018; and provide updates on other participation activities, and support networks, on offer throughout the west region.”
Ann Hargie reports, “On Friday 5 October Scotland celebrated Active Girls Day, which is an initiative sportscotland have set up to get more girls playing sport. Calderside Academy was treated to a visit from Uddingston CC who led the day with two sessions in the morning with 70 female pupils getting a taster session of cricket. Participants included enthusiastic sports leaders, including Scottish Government Minister for Older People & Equalities, Christina McKelvie.
“Cricket Scotland’s Rosy Ryan took half of the girls for a session of CricHIIT, which is a newly launched programme by Cricket Scotland and encourages females to take up cricket by doing a fun, high-intensity interval training session. The day was supported from sportscotland and Active Schools South Lanarkshire who are devoted to getting more girls active.”