The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, in partnership with education provider SCL, recently announced that a new Yorkshire Cricket College would be opening in September 2017.
The college will enrol students from the age of 16 on a two-year course that will have cricket training and matches built into the timetable. Located at Headingley Stadium, students will benefit from the world class training facilities, under the tutelage of Yorkshire Cricket coaches while studying for a BTECH Level Three in Sport.
“We aim to create a really good college – a great place to be educated, with a really good teaching environment”, said Nick Robinson, Project Manager at the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. “The bonus is that cricket will be built into the timetable three times per week. Whether you want to become a serious cricketer or a keen club cricketer, the Yorkshire Cricket College will help students realise their potential.”
The curriculum offers a diverse range of units, such as the principles of anatomy and physiology in sport, leading to a BTECH level three. The qualification will give graduates a springboard and the opportunity to progress to further education, apprenticeships or a career. The cricket coaching and matches will allow students to work on all aspects of their game, as well as the holistic benefits that sport can offer – such as developing communication skills, teamwork and self-confidence.
“We find that combining education with sport and delivering programmes from inspiring sports facilities has the power to really engaging young people”, said Steve Franks of SCL. “We are delighted to be launching a cricket college with Yorkshire and look forward to making it a first class experience for all our learners.”
An Open Day for the college is on Wednesday 12th April and will take place in the East Stand classrooms at Headingley, starting at 6pm and finishing at 8pm. Presentations regarding the qualification and cricket coaching will be given as well as the opportunity to ask questions and scope out the facilities on offer.
For further information, please contact Nick.email@example.com or telephone 0113 203 3632