The Cornwall Cricket Board held an excellent launch of the new Dynamos Cricket programme on January 29th at the Cornwall Cricket Centre.
Dan Garbutt, the ECB regional youth participation executive, shared the details of the new programme for 8-11 year olds which follows on from the highly successful entry level programme, All Stars Cricket.
Similarly to All Stars, participants will sign up to a local centre (Club) online and then receive a minimum of 8 weeks of sessions, run by qualified activators. As part of the sign up they will also receive a personalised new balance t-shirt and be encouraged to download the Dynamos Cricket app.
There will be flexibility around the price point for Dynamos Cricket – £15 returns to the ECB per participant with centres charging whatever they like on top. The programme can be run – as a summer holiday offer, a girls only offer, alongside current junior offers or as the single club offer for 8-11 year olds. This is not replacing the clubs current hardball offer, but giving the children who are new into the game or who do not have the ability as yet to play hardball cricket a stepping stone to play the game.
As with All Stars, club will receive a kit bag with all the equipment needed to run the programme (providing 10 children have signed up), activator training and t-shirts, marketing and school support, and various other benefits such as £100 kickstart funding with crowdfunding company Spacehive.
Clubs can now register to run both Dynamos and All Stars Cricket via the Clubspark system. If they have run an All Stars Cricket programme previously their details will already be saved on ClubSpark, and can be used for Dynamos Cricket registration.
If they haven’t run All Stars before then they’ll will need to register for a Clubspark account here – https://ecb.clubspark.uk
The presentation from the Exeter evening can be viewed here Dynamos .
For more information clubs are encouraged to contact Cornwall Cricket Chief Cricket Officer Joe Skinner.