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Area development group news [posted 22/12/14]
Tim Hart writes, "Sunday the 21st of December saw South Glasgow complete a series of three Under 12 indoor coaching sessions. The sessions were led by team manager, and coach, Rodger Cairns - and thanks must go to everyone who made the sessions possible. Details of the South Glasgow Under 12 squad can be found on-line - with confirmation of the players in the other area group squads to follow as soon as that information becomes available."
Western Girls Under 16 programme - change of venue update [posted 17/12/14]
Kari Carswell has asked that intimate a change of venue for some upcoming girls sessions, here in the west. Kari writes, "The sessions that are scheduled for the 18th of January and 15th of March 2015 - 10am to 12 noon - as part of the Western Girls Under 16 programme will now take place at Castlemilk Sports Centre, 137 Castlemilk Drive, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G45 9UG."
Coaching course update [posted 10/12/14]
Tim Hart writes, "Regrettably, Cricket Scotland has been left with no option other than to cancel the planned ECB Certificate in Coaching Children's Cricket (UKCC Level 2). The course had been due to start on Saturday the 13th of December. However, when the deadline for booking passed there were only four candidates signed up for the course. The candidates have been contacted with a view to delaying the start of the course until Saturday the 31st of January - rather than cancelling the course outright. Anyone with any queries should contact Tim Hart (07825-172346) directly."
2014 Super 8s draw [posted 09/12/14]
Tournament Director Tim Hart supervised the draw for this year's indoor Super 8s at Hutchesons' Grammar School Sports Hall this afternoon. The three tournaments will take place between the 27th and 30th of December. The Under 12 draw saw Ayr CC, Kelburne CC and Poloc CC drawn together in Group A, Ferguslie CC, Renfrew CC and Clydesdale CC drawn in Group B and Glasgow Accies CC, the Irvine|Kilmarnock combined team and Stenhousemuir CC facing each other in Group C. In the Under 15 tournament draw, Group A comprises Ayr CC, East Kilbride CC, Clydesdale CC and Glasgow Accies CC; and Group B contains Poloc CC, Stenhousemuir CC and West of Scotland CC. The Under 19 draw resulted in Ayr CC, Kelburne CC and Poloc CC ending up in Group A; Ferguslie CC, Renfrew CC and Clydesdale CC clashing in Group B; with Glasgow Accies CC, the Irvine|Kilmarnock combined team and Stenhousemuir CC competing against each other in Group C.
"Talent Max" [posted 08/12/14]
Tim Hart reports, "Thursday the 4th of December saw Cricket Scotland launch their new Talent Max programme. The launch event, held at Clydesdale CC and Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow, was attended by 32 coaches. Fifteen different west region clubs, and some clubs from further afield, were present on the evening - as well as there being some school representation too. Thanks must go to Andy Tennant, John Blain, Con de Lange and Simon Smith for their delivery and to all the coaches who added their input to the evening."
Regional Development Centre (West) coach support [posted 07/12/14]
writes, "For the second year in a row, the Regional Development Centre (West) has delivered a coach support workshop. The workshop allowed the three coaches who attended to gain an insight into the centre and its selection process - as well as focussing on a key technical theme. The coaching theme was backfoot play and the coaches were given the opportunity to watch part of the coaching session taking place in the Hutchesons' Sports Hall in Glasgow.
West Development Manager update [posted 04/12/14]
Tim Hart has circulated his December update on what's going on in here in the west in community development. His update was sent to clubs' Junior Convenors, and there's a copy here online.
StK Cricket camps [posted 03/12/14]
of Stk Cricket has let us know about three cricket camps that are being held over the coming months. The three events are: 1. A World Cup Winter Coaching Camp in the February 2015 half-term holiday between Monday the 16th and Friday the 20th. 2. A Scottish Spring Coaching Camp in the first week of the Easter 2015 break between Monday the 30th of March and Friday the 3rd of April. And, 3. A Spanish Spring Coaching Tour in the second week of the Easter 2015 break, between Sunday the 5th and Saturday the 11th of April. We have more information about the events here online, including application forms, and Steven (07847-308497) would be happy to answer any queries anyone has on them too.
"Talent Max" [posted 27/11/14]
Cricket Scotland announced the launch, of what it believes is a ground breaking new "Talent Max" Programme, on its website yesterday. This new initiative is a collaboration between Cricket Scotland, the Western District Cricket Union and sportscotland's Institute of Sport, and is designed "to help clubs understand talent and to unlock the potential of the young cricketers they work with". All Area Squad and club coaches, Junior Conveners and other interested parties are invited to come along to the programme's introduction evening being held at Clydesdale Cricket Club, (Beaton Road, Glasgow, G41 4LB) on Thursday the 4th of December from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. More about the programme can be found on the flyer, here online.
Indoor Super 8s update [posted 25/11/14]
The closing date for entries into the Super 8s indoor tournament is this Friday. Currently there are seven clubs entered into the Under 19 competition, six clubs in the Under 15 event and eight clubs in the Under 12 tournament. Any club wishing to enter or wishing more information should contact
as soon as possible.
Regional Development Centre (West) [posted 23/11/14]
The Regional Development Centre (West) has announced that Gregor Chambers (Helensburgh CC) has been added to main 2014-15 winter training squad. Chambers had been struggling with injury during the early part of the winter but is now fully fit again, and has been able to re-join the group on a full-time basis.
Coaching news [posted 23/11/14]
Tim Hart writes, "Congratulations to the nine candidates from five different clubs who successfully completed the ICC Introduction to Cricket Course, held at St Columba's High School on Saturday the 22nd of November. Special thanks must go to Inverclyde CC who were the main drivers behind the addition of this course to planned winter programme - and to Inverclyde Council for providing access to the sports hall." A report on the course is online.
MB Stanger Trophy winner [posted 16/11/14]
Shujaa Khan of Ayr CC was presented with the MB Stanger Trophy this afternoon by its eponymous donor. The award reflects Shujaa's contribution over the last twelve months in and around at the New Cambusdoon club. The award presentation took place after the Cricket Scotland Academy session at Hutchesons' Grammar School, Shujaa - in addition to his off-field involvement at his club - also being a member of the west-based academy squad. Congratulations to Shujaa on his award, and to the other youngsters nominated by their clubs for this prestigious award.
Old news can be found online, in the WDJCU archive section, the Academy archive section, the RDC archive section, and the Area Group archive section. News is generally archived monthly.
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