Greenwich Junior Cricket Academy – Summer Training Schedule

Friday April 17th from 5pm

Registration, Kit Sale, Training and Quiz Night

There will be an inaugural training session for all members at John Roan Playing Fields on Friday 17 April. New players can register, there will be some second-hand kit available (please bring along anything you no longer need) and it will be followed by a Quiz Night and Presentations from the 2014 season.

Club coaches and officers will be on hand to answer your questions.

Quiz Night will commence at 7.30pm sharp.

Training Sessions

Sunday 19 April and all following Sundays until 19 July
9.30 to 11.30am at John Roan Playing Fields
Suitable for age groups from 4 to 11
NOTE SUNDAY MORNING VENUE CHANGE

Will operate over half-term holiday. Breakfast is available for spectators, including full English – or just a cup of coffee!

Note – parking at Roan on Sunday mornings may be congested, especially in the first few weeks when football is also being played. Outside the club, there is a single red line on the road, and we are advised that parking on this line is legal on a Sunday.

Pricing Info: £10 per session or season subscription (£50 for U9 and younger, £60 for U10 and U11, £70 for U12 and U13). Season subscriptions also include Friday evening sessions and Wednesday (girls only) sessions (see below). Girls attending theWednesday sessions are charged £50.

Friday 24 April to Friday 10 July, 5.15 to 7.30pm

Training at Blackheath Prep School
(aged 4 to 13)

4 to 11 (up to Year 6) from 5.15pm to 7pm
12 and 13 (Years 7 and 8) from 6.15 to 7.30

Note: this session will not operate over summer half-term holiday

Pricing Info: £10 per session or season subscription (£50 for U9 and younger, £60 for U10 and U11, £70 for U12 and U13). Season subscriptions also include Friday evening sessions and Wednesday (girls only) sessions (see below). Girls attending theWednesday sessions are charged £50. Season subscriptions include a clothing voucher for a club shirt with a badge. 

Girls Club
Wednesday 22 April to 15 July evenings, 5.15 to 7.15pm
at Blackheath Prep School

This is our regular summer training session for the Greenwich Juniors Cricket Club Girls Section. This is one of the most successful girls cricket clubs in Kent and welcomes all ages and abilities from beginners to experienced players.

Will not operate over half-term holiday. Members of the club may be invited to play additional matches, or attend district and county trials and training sessions.

Pricing Info: £50 for the season. The prices also include the right to attend the “open” (ie for boys and girls) sessions on Sunday mornings and Friday evenings.

U15 and U16 training – to be advised

Matches
A full programme of matches is in place throughout the summer term.
U16 – Friday evenings, home pitch John Roan Playing Fields
U15 – Sunday mornings , home pitch John Roan Playing Fields
U13 – midweek evenings (3 sides), home pitches John Roan Playing Fields and Shooters Hil CC
U11 – midweek evenings (3 sides), home pitch at Blackheath Prep School
Girls – midweek evenings or as advised
U9 (softball) – tournaments and festivals on Sunday mornings, as advised

Venue Details:
· John Roan Playing Fields: Kidbrooke Park Road, London SE3 9NF
· Blackheath Prep School, 4 St Germans Place, Blackheath, London SE3 0NJ
· Shooters Hill CC, Mayday Gardens, Kidbrooke, London SE3 8NW

Wet weather arrangements: We make every effort not to cancel in the event of inclement weather, but it is not possible to contact everyone in advance. Please phone if in doubt.

For matches, games are ON until we advise otherwise. Please do not assume a match has been cancelled until we confirm it.

Greenwich Junior Cricket Academy – Winter Training Arrangements 2015

Here are the winter training session times and venue for winter training for members of the Greenwich Juniors Cricket Academy. Please read carefully, as there are changes in timings and groups from last year’s arrangements.
GJCA

NOTE: This notice is for all youngsters in Greenwich DDG – those playing for clubs other than GJCA are also welcome to attend these sessions, without obligation, while continuing to play for their other clubs.

This, for example, may be useful if your club’s regular training session is difficult for you to attend.

All Years up to and including Year 8At Avery Hill, starting Sunday 18 January 2014 to 29 March 2014 inclusive, (11 sessions in total)

We split up the age groups, in order to give more age-specific coaching, as follows:
U7s to U9s (Years 2, 3, 4) – 1.00 to 2.00pm
U10s and U11s (Years 5 and 6) – 2.00pm to 3.30pm
U12s and U13s (Years 7 and 8) – 3.30 to 5.00pm
Price: £6 per session, or £50 season ticket
if paid with Annual Subscription (includes all Summer Training and Matches):
U9 and below (Years 2, 3 and 4): £90 (£100 if paid separately)
U10,  U11, U12, U13 (Years 5, 6, 7 and 8): £110 (£125 if paid separately)
Summer Subscriptions include a voucher for a cricket shirt which can be redeemed at our partner clothing site
Please note: if you have difficulty with delivering and collecting siblings, we will make every effort to accommodate them in multiple sessions.Please contact Len Sales if you have any questions specific to the coaching programme on lensale5_2k@yahoo.com or 07814 004396.

Years 9 and 10This year, the Old Colfeians U15 and U16 sides will be operated instead by Greenwich Juniors, providing continuity from the U13 teams. Alex Lorimer remains part of the coaching team. The winter indoor coaching sessions will take place from 8.30 to 10pm on Wednesday evenings, starting Wednesday 14 January until Wednesday 1 April (inclusive) – 12 sessions in total.

Fee is £6 per session or £60 season ticket
if paid with Annual Subscription (includes all Summer Training and Matches):

£120 (£135 if paid separately)
Summer Subscriptions include a voucher for a cricket shirt which can be redeemed at our partner clothing site

Venue

Avery Hill – The Avery Hill Campus of Greenwich University, Avery Hill Road, London SE9 2UG
The multi-purpose sports hall on the Southwood Site is approached via Avery Hill Road. Enter via the gatehouse and make your way round the back to the last car park – the rear of the sports hall is then ahead of you. The sports hall is a large, curved, blue-grey building and the entrance is round to the left, as you look from the car park.
Directions to site: http://tinyurl.com/32k5wx
Please feel to be contact me if you have any questions regarding the above. Email is best, but if your enquiry is urgent, you are welcome to try the mobile.
Clothing and Equipment

Our clothing partner is Kalibazaar, who supply Surridge clothing through an online portal.

Our equipment partner is Cook and Matthews, High Street, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5AQ
Phone: 020 8467 6633

Greenwich Junior Cricket Academy (boys aged 4 to 13, girls aged 4 to 15)

What does “U11” mean?

A number of you have got in touch querying what is meant by U11 (or U8 or U13, etc).

When we refer to an U11, we mean someone whose eleventh birthday was/is on or after 1 September of the current school year.

So anyone whose eleventh birthday is after 31 August 2013 is an U11, even if their actual calendar age is 11.

In cricket, because the cricket season is towards the end of the school year, it means that most U11s are actually already 11 – and that is what causes the confusion.

So an U11 is anyone whose eleventh birthday falls between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

Normally, this means people in School Year 6 (as long as they are not studying above or below their normal school year group)

Similarly an U10 would be a Year 5 (tenth birthday falls between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014.

and so on

Where can I find the fixtures?

For those who are likely to be playing in the U11A, U11B, U11C, U13A, U13B, and U13C teams, you can go to our Play-Cricket site and find the fixture dates.

(1) Go to http://www.gjca.play-cricket.com
(2) Select Matches->Fixtures
(3) Set Time/Date, and Team (eg 2014 Season, U13A)
(4) Apply Filters

You should get a print-out of the fixtures.

Some players may end up playing in more than one team during the season, so if you are interested in seeing all the fixtures, then I have downloaded my Excel (xlsx format) spreadsheet here. The ones in BLUE haven’t been arranged yet. It also doesn’t include Girls’ Games, which are arranged separately.

This web site is also where you can go to look at Results and Personal Statistics, and we also use this site to manage Player Registrations with the North Kent Junior League. Once matches are underway, you can also see the live tables.

The web site is a bit of a building site at present, because the ECB has launched a new version of Play Cricket over the winter, but the underlying statistical system is very good.

We’ll tidy it up as time permits, but as always, any offers of volunteer help on this would be very welcome.

Contacts

  • U11 – Graeme Moir 07759 357600
  • U13 – Len Sales 07814 004396
  • General Admin – Andy Pye andy@andypye.com
  • Girls – Elvira (07598 128262) and Peter 07835 093250) Bagge
  • Welfare – Graeme Moir (as above) and Jo Pye (020 8856 2986)