Radyr Cricket Club

ECB Small grant award

We are delighted to have been recommended for an ECB small grant award. The monies will be used to enhance our kitchen that is long overdue modernisation. Our current kitchen has served us well but is no longer suitable for the growing population at our very successful cricket club. It’s facilities are in constant demand throughout the summer season and the refurbishment will mean we are able to offer a greater range of refreshments for all our members, visiting teams and spectators. This is an exciting time for the club as we begin the process of updating the clubhouse so that we are able to provide an additional revenue stream to help sustain and protect the future of Radyr CC.

We’ll be posting progress as the project gets underway – watch this space for updates.

Special thanks to Tom Cullen

A group of our junior wicket keepers were recently treated to a specialised keeping session from Tom Cullen of Glamorgan CC. This was a huge bonus for them all and we are indebted to Tom who gave his time freely and has undoubtedly inspired this group of young wicket keepers. During the session all the keepers were introduced to some new techniques that will undoubtedly help them all improve their game.

RCC Junior News

Junior news from Radyr CC

The junior section are busy preparing for the 2018 season at Radyr CC and if last year is anything to go by we should be registering around 150 children over the next few weeks.

Throughout the winter players from U11, U13 and U15 have had the opportunity to attend winter training at Radyr Comp and SWALEC indoor school thanks to support from the R&M community fund. Whilst our U9s (school years 3 & 4) will have chance to refresh their cricketing skills at sessions being held at Radyr Comp on 19th & 26th April (please email deblamb4@gmail.com to reserve your place). In addition to this over the last few weeks’ taster sessions have been held at Radyr and Bryn Deri primary schools for children in years 2, 3 and 4.

We would like to congratulate all our players who have been selected for Wales squads in 2018 it’s been our most successful year ever with sixteen children being chosen. In addition we have players from every age group at RCC selected in Cardiff & The Vale county squads this year. This is a great achievement by all the children and a great reflection of the commitment and dedication shown by all our junior coaches to help develop all children in the wonderful game of cricket.

Our junior section are able to offer cricket for children from ages 5-15 and are proud to be the only club in Cardiff to host a National Development Centre for girls in conjunction with Cricket Wales who hold weekly training sessions at the club throughout the summer. We will be entering 7 teams into the Cardiff & Vale junior league where we will play opponents from across the region, we have also entered teams into the Lady Taverners, ECB & Welsh cup competitions.

Overall we aim to develop an interest in the game for all children who become members of the club. This is achieved by a fantastic group of qualified coaches who are all volunteers and take great pride in offering boys and girls of all ages and abilities the opportunity to develop their cricketing skills. This doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner or have previous experience – everyone will be welcomed.

Our 2018 season will begin with training from Monday 30th April further details are shown below:

All Stars Cricket – Tuesday 5-6pm – please see www.ecb.co.uk for further details (5-8 year olds)

U9s – Friday 6.30-7.30pm (school years 3 and 4)

U11s – Tuesday 6.30-8pm (school years 5 and 6)

U13s – Thursday 6.30 – 8pm (school years 7 and 8)

U15s – Monday 6.30 – 8pm (school years 9 and 10)

To register please email Emma Clegg, Youth Secretary (peteemarch@hotmail.co.uk) or come along to the club from Monday 30th April at the times shown above.

We all look forward to welcoming you at Radyr Cricket Club.

Radyr Chain Article – March

Junior news from Radyr CC

The junior section are busy preparing for the 2018 season at Radyr CC and if last year is anything to go by we should be registering around 150 children over the next few weeks.

Throughout the winter players from U11, U13 and U15 have had the opportunity to attend winter training at Radyr Comp and SWALEC indoor school thanks to support from the R&M community fund. Whilst our U9s will have chance to refresh their cricketing skills at sessions being held at Radyr Comp in April. In addition to this over the next few weeks’ taster sessions will be held at Radyr and Bryn Deri primary schools for children in years 2, 3 and 4.

If you would like to join our junior section we are able to offer cricket for children from ages 5-15 and are proud to be the only club in Cardiff to host a National Development Centre for girls in conjunction with Cricket Wales who hold weekly training sessions at the club throughout the summer. We will be entering teams into the Cardiff & Vale junior league who will opponents from across the region as well as try our luck in the Lady Taverners, ECB & Welsh cup competitions.

Overall we aim to develop an interest in the game for all children who become members of the club. This is achieved by a fantastic group of qualified coaches who are all volunteers and take great pride in offering boys and girls of all ages and abilities the opportunity to develop their cricketing skills. This doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner or have previous experience – everyone will be welcomed.

Our 2018 season will begin with training from Monday 30th April further details are shown below:

All Stars Cricket – Tuesday 5-6pm – please see www.ecb.co.uk for further details (5-8 year olds)

U9s – Friday 6-7pm (school years 3 and 4)

U11s – Tuesday 6.30-8pm (school years 5 and 6)

U13s – Thursday 6.30 – 8pm (school years 7 and 8)

U15s – Monday 6.30 – 8pm (school years 9 and 10)

To register please email Emma Clegg, Youth Secretary (peteemarch@hotmail.co.uk) or come along to the club from Monday 30th April at the times shown above.

We all look forward to welcoming you at Radyr Cricket Club.

 

Senior winter nets

Winter nets are fast approaching! We begin on the 21st February at 8pm at the SWALEC for an hour slot taking 5 lanes.

We have provided an additional net this year with the aim of improving the quality and variation of our practice over a six week block.

This in effect gives us at least one dedicated bowling machine lane as well as a focused bowling/keeping specific drill net without impinging on our existing practice lanes. Another bonus of having the additional lane is that we can offer space for fielding practice and drills whilst still being able to offer traditional bowler batsman net set ups. Taking this a step further there is nothing to stop us opening up 4 lanes to indoor league size, playing a series of games and still having a practice net available.

Please do speak to Jonty or any of the skippers on what you feel is important about your preparation for the coming 2018 season. We have a myriad of options available, we can vary our net practice to avoid it being stale but we need the numbers in attendance to ensure the plans carry through and therefore maximise our preseason preparation and the fantastic facility available to us as a club.

Junior Registration

Junior registration will take place between 10-12 on Sunday 4th March at Radyr Guide Hall, Bryn Derwen, Radyr.

U Design our kit supplier will be attending, there will be samples of kit sizes to view and try.

Old and new players will be welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there. If you require any additional information please contact

Emma Clegg Youth Secretary at peteemarch@hotmail.co.uk

RCC Youth Coaching

As you are aware Radyr Cricket Club Youth section has about 150 players and is a vital part of the club.

Having such a thriving youth section brings funds into the club, support from Cricket Wales and provides the players for the future which is the lifeblood of any club. Without a thriving youth section we would not be able to play the senior cricket we now do.
In order to progress further we are planning on changes to the coaching structure including a head coach and possibly development groups at each age. These are changes supported by the ECB.

To do this we need more people to help with the coaching.
We would very much like some of the senior players to become Coaching assistants to help the existing Youth coaches to run the sessions. It is very good for the young players to have input and support from players in the senior teams.

We are not asking everyone who decides to help to make a massive commitment. You would not be expected to run session or organise teams. If you decide to become a coaching assistant we would ask you to help when you can, it may be 1 session a month or 1 a week, mainly during the youth season which runs from the beginning of May to the end of July.

If we can get enough coaching assistants then we will be able to greatly improve the standard of coaching and establish development groups for the youth players.

Therefore we have arranged a Coach Support Workers course to take place at the club on Sunday March 25th 2018. The course is just 2×3 hour sessions with a lunch break (refreshments provided). There would also be training in first aid and child safeguarding arranged.

If you would like to attend the course or would like more information please contact myself by email at thrthompson@hotmail.com, or mobile: 07813 052355.
or Emma Clegg, Youth Secretary at peteemarch@hotmail.co.uk

I hope you decide to get involved. Youth coaching is very rewarding and a great way to support your club.

Thanks

Trevor Thompson
Youth Section Chairman
Radyr CC

Radyr & Morganstown Community Council Youth Fund

Radyr & Morganstown Community Council have this year launched a new Youth fund allowing anyone who offer activities to children in the local community to apply for funding of up to £1,000.

Radyr Cricket Club made an application to the council for monies to support our winter net sessions at Radyr Comprehensive and SWALEC. We are delighted that our application was successful and would like to thank everyone involved at R&M Community Council for supporting Radyr Cricket Club.

Councillor Ralph Vaughan (R&MCC) and Emma Clegg (Youth Secretary RCC) along with some of our junior members who met recently to receive our cheque.

RMCC Youth Fund

Aviva Community Fund – voting now open

We are very grateful to Debbie Lamb our U9 co-ordinator who has worked exceptionally hard to get the club accepted for an Aviva Community Fund project. The voting is now open and we need your help to gain votes and potentially get a kitchen makeover, this I’m sure you will all agree is long overdue.

Please do take a few minutes to enter and if you are feeling especially generous please ask friends, neighbours and families to vote too.

Can I also take this opportunity to remind you that the AGM will take place on Sunday 5th November, 11am at the clubhouse, everyone is welcome.

Best wishes

Chris Hitchings

RCC Chairman

AVIVA

Voting is open! And now’s the time to share your project with friends, family and community supporters to get as many votes as possible.

Here’s your project link that you’ll need to share far and wide to secure votes:
https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-5066 

Remember to spread the word by sharing your project – everyone you tell can cast 10 votes, which they can spread between different projects or just one, as they choose.

The more support your project gets, the better your chances of securing funding.

Check out the Aviva Community Fund website for hints and tips on how to best share your project.

Good luck!