Young Leaders

In 2011, Orpington CC was very proud to implement the Young Leaders in Cricket Award programme in conjunction with the Bromley District Development Group and Mayor’s Legacy Fund for its junior members (ages 14/15).

To see more details about the successful programme in 2011 please click here.

The objective of the scheme is for the junior members, in Year 10, to complete various training programmes. These will include:

  • ECB Young Leaders Award
  • Junior Umpiring and Scoring Courses
  • Institute of Groundsmen Course
  • Basic First Aid awareness

The programme provides a great level of education and awareness of the game for each individual that will have significant benefits for their own game.

The initiative has been reviewed by and has the full backing of the Kent Cricket Board who believes this to be a very exciting development for our members and also believes it to be the first programme of its type in the country. It proved to be a resounding success during the summer.

As there are limited spaces on the programme, the chance to participate, at this stage, is by invitation from the club.
We understand that this type of programme will not be suited to everyone but would like to talk through the requirements with you and your sons before any final position in taken.

How much will the course cost?

Please contact Shirley Coleman for confirmation.   There is a but……as part of the programme, the Young Leader will be required to put back what they have learnt from the programme into the club. As part of the commitment to the club we would expect the Young Leaders to volunteer to be assistant managers/coaches/scorers/umpires for the junior sides from Under 11 to Under 13 for a minimum of 20 hours a season as well as being involved in the weekly training sessions.

The reason for the twenty hours is this is the minimum amount of volunteering time required to gain the ‘taking part’ certificate that is offered under the ECB’s Young Leader Award programme.

This volunteering can also form part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and will satisfy the volunteering part of the Bronze, Silver and Gold programmes. This can also be used in conjunction with participants taking their CSLA (Community Sports Leadership Award) and is also recognised at National Curriculum level as part of PE GCSE.

For further details contact Shirley Coleman, Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01689 855081, 07939 862823 or