Cricket starts early on Saturday mornings at Stoke with children and parents attending our All Stars Cricket sessions.
Hoppy & Shawn always arrive bright eyed & bushy tailed before 9.00am to set up and then run some brilliant sessions.
We have many 5 to 8 year olds enjoying their first cricket experience, parents getting involved too. Last Saturday saw the kids beat their parents in a head to head match to much celebration.
The sessions are lots of fun with happy kids learning as they play, with some talented batting in particular on show. A couple of the children have already signed up to Stoke U8s squad and it is hoped more children & parents will follow suit with sessions left to run.
The Club has received stash of training equipment, cones, stumps, bats, balls from the ECB to run the sessions. Parents pay £40.00 to the ECB for which the kids receive a personalised t-shirt, cap, backpack, bat & ball and the 8 week coaching programme for that fee which is terrific value. Clubs have the option to increase the fee to cover coaching costs, etc – one greedy club has advertised their fee at £60! – but it is cricket for everyone at Stoke and we wouldn’t entertain any such thought!
Over 60,000 kids are currently taking part in the All Stars Cricket programme nationwide at local centres just like Stoke.
If you’re interested in joining, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll come straight back with details.