Free Cricket Program: Spots Left For 5 Year Olds

February 24, 2017

The Bermuda Cricket Board [BCB] announced that registration for the Free Tokio Millennium Re is now full for the 6 and 7 year olds, and there are only a few spots available for the 5 year olds.

“The Pee Wee Cricket Program is the foundation of our Youth Development Program, which introduces the game of cricket in a fun, structured and safe environment,” the BCB said.

“Tokio Millennium Re has been sponsoring this valuable program for 6 years. During that time a large number of players have progressed through to the Tokio Millennium Re Under 8 youth program and into the National program including Nirobi Mills, DeNyi Thomas, Jazir Warner, Jai Warner, Tai Cariah, Jamar Stovel, Leilanni Nesbeth and Katherine Bean-Rosario.

Mr. Lloyd Fray, President of the BCB stated, “The aims of our youth programs are to provide a clear pathway for players to progress from the age of 5 through to the senior level and diverting Bermuda’s at-risk youth from crime and anti-social behavior through the sport of cricket.

“I am particularly pleased to note we will have a number of newly qualified Level 1 and Level 2 coaches coaching this year alongside many of the National Academy players who started out at this level.”

Mr. Fray continued, “I would like to thank Tokio Millennium Re who share our strong focus of bettering the lives of Bermuda’s youth through sports. The emphasis of “Have-a-go” cricket is on participation and enjoyment and this is a great program for Bermuda’s little ones to come out and try the sport of cricket.”

The Pee Wee cricket program takes place at Berkeley Institute Gym starting this Saturday 25 February and runs every Saturday finishing on 18 March.

Utilising the “Have-a-go” Cricket equipment, coaches will work with the players on learning the basics skills of catching, bowling and batting.

On March 4, the BCB is offering an additional session for the parents to learn fun skills and drills, which they play with their children at home. On the last day parents and their children will participate in a parent/child game followed by a short prize presentation.

The sessions run as follows:

  • 5 Year Olds – 1.00 – 2.00pm
  • 6-7 Year Olds – 2.15 – 3.30pm

Space is now limited to five year olds only, however, to register for this free program please go to the BCB website and click for the Registration Form under Forms and return by fax: 292 8959, email: info@cricket.bm or deliver to the BCB office: Charities House, 25 Point Finger Road, Paget DV 04.

For more information please contact the BCB on 292 8958 or email info@cricket.bm

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