As a Clubmark accredited club, Heywood Cricket Club is committed to providing a safe, stimulating and structured environment within which children can enjoy their cricket.
On every day of the week during summer, our qualified coaches take teams from under-11s up to under-18s, providing them with coaching and a structured practice evening where they learn all the skills of the game. The success of our youth teams over the years is testament to this.
We have recently achieved Clubmark status, which, above all else, means our coaches and volunteers all have the necessary first aid skills, are CRB checked and are committed to the welfare of your child. We are also looking at putting more and more people through coaching courses to ensure all players can reach their potential.
This means you can entrust your children to our care and we will do everything possible to put their welfare first. This means we have contact details in case of an emergency, are aware of all medical conditions – no matter how minor – and understand any special requirements your child may have.
As of the 2012 season, we will also be fielding an under-9s team for the first time, which will be under the guidance of Lancashire CCC and England Academy starlet Kathryn Cross.
Along with Kathryn, who came through the ranks at Heywood, we currently have Humza Naeem, Ross Zelem and Danny Pawson who are all involved with Lancashire teams, from under-15s to Second XI. Club record run scorer and first team captain Bobby Cross came through the ranks of the club, as have current first teamers Adam Fawcett, Wes Hunt, Dale Latham, Steve Wallwork, Rob Slawson and veteran Chris Kaye.
Coaching co-ordinator: Keith Warren
Under-9s: Kathryn Cross/ Dale Latham
Under-11s: Lee Grogan
Under-13s: John Heywood
Under-15s: Peter Mills
Under-18s: Scott McHugh/ Bobby Cross
Other qualified coaches: Howard and Danny Pawson, Adam Fawcett, Tom Blundell