YOUTH MEMBERSHIP 2021
Membership for 2021 is now complete and there are no vacancies in any age group.
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
Annual Membership Process and New Offers of Membership
The membership process begins in February and is complete when all age groups are full, which is usually by mid-March.
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
ECB Clubmark status means that: we are sustainable, well run, and provide the right environment for our members; we are recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages,; that our coaches/managers/organisers have the necessary accreditations in child safeguarding, first aid, and coaching qualifications, necessary for us to operate effective policies and procedures across all Club activities.