The state of the art fixed training nets will allow for a professional method of holding organised training sessions with a growing list of qualified coaches and volunteers.
The nets are fully kitted out with hard wearing artificial grass and a tough, secure over netting mesh to keep the ball inside the training area.
We are hoping to attract a variety of youth, new players, older/experienced players and junior players.
With the introduction of these facilities and the organised coaching of players we aim grow the club over a period of time to enable us to make a sustained push for promotion to the upper echelons of the Drakes Cricket league.
Along with the new members we are aiming to attract it will make our goal of evolving from a mere cricket club into an established sports and social club that will benefit the whole of the Almondbury community.
What we'll deliver:
- Build new training nets
- Attract new players and members
- Develop a youth team with children from the local area.
Why it's a great idea:
The area is in a bit of a decline right now and this kind of development that will encourage social bonding and a sense of local pride is essential to help the community gain its identity back.
With the recent world cup cricket win and the ongoing ashes test match series there is a massive movement towards cricket and decent facilities are a must to develop and future Ben Stokes, Joe Roots and Joffra Archers.
We must strike whilst the iron is hot and get the kids hooked whilst interest is at an all time high.
Sport is a great way to get the community to mix, mingle and have fun.
On the back of the sport the club also has the capabilities to host social and private events in its function room. Any over funding from this project will be plunged straight back into the club to further renovate the facilities and encourage more local groups to utilize the facilities.
Steps to get it done:
- Prepare the area where the nets are to be located
- Lay the training area floor foundations
- Erecting the cage frame
- Fastening the netting/screening
- Laying the artificial grass surface
- Opening for first practice session