YOUTH MEMBERSHIP

All those under 18 years of age, whether playing youth cricket and/or open-age (adult) cricket.

Squads & Teams

We have 12+ youth sides, ages 7 to 17, playing mostly as separate boys’ and girls’ teams, with league/ national cup competitions/ festivals/ friendlies matches on Sundays or midweek.

We run an U16-18 Girls’ Programme, and an U16-U18 Boys’ Programme.

The U16/Open Age Mix Development Squad plays matches once summer exams are over, in which a few open age cricketers help to bring on our younger cricketers not only in terms of their cricket, but also by getting them involved in umpiring and scoring etc.

We also run an U18 Development Squad which plays matches once summer exams are over.


Age Group Numbers

Most of our coaches are volunteers and are available to coach and manage most weeks throughout the summer. However in order to ensure that coach-to-player ratios deliver consistently good coaching and enjoyment, and in line with ECB guidelines for Youth Cricket, we have set fixed, sustainable, maximum numbers: 20 boys and 20 girls for each school year group, starting from school year 2, up to school year 8. There is no maximum limit for school year 9 upwards, many of whom go on to play open-age (adult) cricket for TWCC.


Because demand for places easily outstrips availability, we have a Youth Applicants’ List.

Please be aware that:

  • the list is open-ended, which means that as many applicants who wish to add their names may do so but that anyone who registers after April 1st is unlikely to be offered a place for the coming season

  • being on the list is no guarantee that we will be able to offer a place at the Club

  • the Membership Secretary is the only person who may confirm whether there are any vacancies, in any age-group

  • before addressing any questions to the membership secretary, please refer to our membership process details below

  • if you change your email address please notify the Membership Secretary or you may miss a membership invitation


Click here and select New Members Under 18, to add your child’s name to the Youth Applicants’ List.

  • you may register a child/children at any time

  • you will receive an auto-email confirming receipt of your application

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Annual Membership Process and New Offers of Membership

The membership process begins in February and is complete by 1st May.

1. Renewing Memberships

  • the process begins with the renewing Year 3-13 memberships. They are given a set deadline by which to renew. Thereafter ‘vacated places’ are offered to those on the Youth Applicants’ List in strict order of date of online application, (See 2)

2. New Offers of Youth Membership

  • Year 2s: the first 20 school year 2 boys, and the first 20 school year 2 girls on the list, (in strict order of original date of online application) are invited to take up membership; depending on responses, further children are invited, until we reach maximum numbers 

  • Year 3-13: those places vacated by existing members, (See 1) are re-offered to children by school year group, in strict order of original date of online application, until we reach maximum numbers

Codes of Conduct
TWCC is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. It is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the Club should, at all times, respect the contribution of each other. See our detailed Codes of Conduct Youth players, officials, visitors

 

TWCC YOUTH COMMITTEE

Youth Cricket Chairman

Mike Webb
01892 516361
07852 326334

Head of Girls' Cricket

Dave Smith
07867 493026

Membership Secretary

Melanie Lockhart
07887 855052

Club Safeguarding Officer

Louise Roche
07940 304720

Youth Fixtures Secretary

Gaëlle Coyle
07887 920353

Coaching Coordinator

Andrew Townsend
01732 700301
07789 926993

 

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