Welcome to the WHCC Colts Corner
WHCC has a large and thriving Colts’ section and welcomes both boys and girls from the age of 6/7 up to 17 (children can join when they're in year 1 at school). WHCC is committed to introducing cricket and the love of sport into the lives of as many youngsters as possible. First and foremost we want our young Colts to have FUN and to develop their sporting skills. We facilitate this by holding age specific coaching sessions, playing practice and competitive matches and encouraging & developing team spirit and the “spirit of cricket”. As they progress through to the U15 and U17 age groups the boys and girls are encouraged where appropriate to play for the senior, or mens’, cricket teams – it is not unknown for dads and sons to play alongside one another!
Our cricketing season runs from the end of April to late July and we hold indoor winter nets and training sessions from late January. The Colts meet for summer training on Friday evenings at the Club’s attractive Brewery Road ground, where parents can watch their budding young cricketers exercising, while relaxing in the evening sun with refreshments from the clubhouse bar.
We field teams in all age groups starting with the Under 9’s, entering a number of League, Cup & Friendly competitions and often run two teams in some of the larger age groups so we ensure that as many players as possible get a game.
WHCC Colts section is very much a family affair and we encourage the whole family to be part of the Club. Every dad and mum is invited to play an active role if they wish which may include coaching*, umpiring*, scoring*, helping to run the busy and popular Friday bar sessions, taking a turn on the even more popular BBQ or helping out in a host of other areas.
* training courses are available
Our current Colt’s Chairman is Mike Tiplady and he is supported by a team of volunteer coaches, managers (all of whom are CRB checked) and non-cricketing volunteers and a number of our own talented U15 and 17 players who help out with the coaching of the younger age group children. Where necessary we also bring in external coaches to supplement our training resources.
For additional information please contac Mike Tiplady.
Contact details of colts managers and officials can be found in the Colts Contacts section.
The WHCC March newsletter is now available to download. Please read it carefully as it is full of information and dates including registration, venues, times etc.
If your colt is not intending to come along to training this season could you let me know ASAP please as some age-groups already have waiting lists
The WHCC Colts Spring newsletter is now available to download. Please read it carefully as it is full of information and dates including registration, venues, times etc.
If your colt is not intending to come along to training this season could you let Neil Cheetham know ASAP please as some age-groups already have waiting lists