Welcome note to Young Players
Shinfield Cricket Club welcomes boys and girls for all abilities between the ages 5-18.
Shinfield Cricket Club provides a FRIENDLY, FUN, SAFE, FAMILY environment to nurture young cricketers with particular emphasis on developing core cricketing skills, a respectful but competitive sporting attitude and a PASSION FOR CRICKET.
Shinfield Cricket Club was founded in 1890 and has played cricket in the historical village of Shinfield ever since. The Club remains the focus for cricket within Shinfield and the surrounding areas and benefits from a large catchment area which includes Reading and the villages and growing communities to the south.
Shinfield village has been subject to significant growth and redevelopment over recent years with many more new homes under construction. The Club plays an important role within the Shinfield community and welcomes those new to the area as well as those with more longstanding connections.
The Club is committed to making the Junior Section a friendly, safe and enjoyable environment and encourages participation from all ages, genders and ability. The Club, its coaches and volunteers are passionate about cricket and aims to instil the same passion in its junior members.
The Club’s Junior Section aims to equip its young cricketers with confidence and the key skills needed for future participation in adult cricket in the years ahead. The Club encourages its adult teams to select junior members for participation in adult fixtures as part of the pathway from junior to adult cricket.
The Club pays particular attention to developing a sense of fairness, supportiveness and a respectful sportsmanlike attitude within its young cricketers. We hope this will prepare them well for their future cricketing careers (wherever that may take them) as well as life generally.
The club welfare officer and coaches are complied with ECB developed 'Safe Hands' programme. This is also incorporated into Club accreditation program 'ECB Clubmark'. The designated coaches are DBS certified, have undergone SYC - Safeguarding Young Cricketers training and certification course. Club ensures the interaction between players, coaches and volunteers involve are aware of these policies and procedures and understand their importance.
About Shinfield Cricket Club Coaching Approach
The Club’s coaching is delivered by a mixture of professional ECB qualified coaches and parent volunteers. The Club hosts winter indoor training sessions from January as well as outdoor summer training from April.
Experienced coaching provider Supersportz has been selected by the Club as its principle coaching partner for 2019. See www.supersportz.co.uk for more information. The Club also has links with other ECB qualified coaches for those members who require 1-2-1 coaching.
The Club encourages participation in competitive fixtures.
In 2018, the club entered teams into the Berkshire youth leagues at U9 (x2), U11, U13 and U15.
Friendly fixtures and inter-club games are also arranged to ensure that vital match experience is given to as many players as possible.
The Club also participates in a range of tournaments throughout the season.
The Club encourages its junior members to attend Berkshire County Cricket trials and the Club regularly nominates junior members to attend trials across all age ranges. In 2018, more than 20 junior members attended Country trials of which 12 made it passed the first round of Country selection, eight of which were from the Club’s U9 section, more than any other Club in Berkshire within that age group.
Mini Shins Shinfield Beginners Academy
Mini Shins is the Shinfield’s Beginners academy where the children up to 8 years old start their cricketing careers. The training is provided by professional coaches certified in assisting children build interest and skill in the game. Mini Shins Academy starts its coaching in winter and continues in the summers.
Shinfield CC participates in the ECB's All Stars cricket programme. All Stars Cricket is the England and Wales Cricket Board’s entry level participation programme, aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. Visit the site for details - www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars. Children from All stars join Mini Shins during summer sessions.
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Shinfield youth cricket coaching team
Aftab has been appointed as a specialist coach for the club for the summer to develop young crickets aspiring to play higher leagues. The following are his credentials:
ECB Level 3 Coach & High-Performance Coaching at International, County, Club & Elite Level. Berkshire Women’s 1st Team 2016/2017/2018, Berkshire County Girls U17’s Head Coach 2017/2018, Played Professional cricket for Middlesex CCC, Leicestershire CCC, Essex CCC & England A & Full England International Cap 1999, A dedicated, passionate Coach. He had been appointed the Coach of Afghanistan National Team in 2011 on a short term, Berkshire County Boys from 2012 & Head Coach of the Women’s 1st Team 2016-2018, Specialise Batting Consultant for Berkshire age Group.
Registered members may subscribe for his services by paying a fee under the Specialist coach category as mentioned in the Registration Fee section. His coaching will be available to U/11, U/13 & U/15 categories respectively.
Winner of BYCL North West League and overall Berkshire U9 Champions
Winner of BYCL Central League Division 2 and overall Berkshire Division 2 Cup Runner-up
Runner Up BYCL Central League Division 2
Membership and Registration Fees
We currently have teams registered in the U9, U11 (A & B), U13 and U15 Berkshire Youth Cricket League. You will need to register before attending any of the following sessions:
- Winter indoor training for U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s.
- Summer outdoor training and Berkshire Youth Cricket League and friendlies U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s.
Payment and Registration should be done online http://www.shinfieldcc.co.uk/become-member/ via credit, Debit card or PayPal.
The Clubs offers cricket to boys and girls of all abilities from age 6 up to 17.
Members can subscribe to the services of specialist coach by paying a fee of £100 for 20 group sessions during summer.
Download Shinfield Youth Cricket PDF
Winter Schedule (19th January to 31th March on Sunday's)
Training at Crossfields School Shinfield Road, Reading RG2 9BL
- Girls' Session [all ages] and Mini Shins [ages 4-6] - 3PM - 4PM
- Mixed U9 [school years 2-4 [inclusive] - 4PM - 5PM
- Mixed U11 [years 5 & 6] - 5PM - 6PM
- Mixed U13 & U15 [years 7-10] - 6PM - 7PM
Summer Schedule ( 3rd May till 19th July )
Training at Millworth Lane, Shinfield, Reading
- Mini Shins [Friday - 6 Pm to 7:00 Pm]
- Girls Coaching [Monday - 6:00Pm to 7:00Pm]
- Under - 9 [Friday 6 Pm to 7:30 Pm]
- Under - 11 [Friday - 6 Pm to 7:30 Pm]
- Under - 13 & 15 [Monday - 6 Pm to 7:30 Pm]
- Specialist Coach [Tuesday - 6 Pm to 8:00 Pm]
- Contact mail id: Juniors@shinfieldcc.co.uk