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HJCL Youth Coach Development Fund

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HJCL Youth Coach Development Fund

HJCL Youth Coach Development Fund

Halifax Junior Cricket League By Halifax Junior Cricket League

The Fund will be used to pay for disadvantaged young people of both genders to complete various coaching programmes from young leaders courses to Level 1 and 2 qualifications in cricket.

Halifax Delivery stage

pledged of £2,042

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Cricket finds itself at a cross roads in terms of volunteers, volunteer support and coaching. The pathways traditionally associated with coach development have started to break down as participation in the game over the last 15/20 years stagnated. The rise of the new All Stars Programme for 5-8 year olds, launched by the ECB 3 years ago, has helped to redress the balance and clubs are now starting to redevelop and redesign their junior sections to support this initiative. Getting younger players into our game has a drawback in that our coaching age profile hasn't been lowered to reflect this new demographic and the previous coach pool has not been refreshed in the last 20 years. There is a dearth of cricket coaches between 22 and 40 and we must address this balance by encouraging current young players 15+, especially in deprived areas, to qualify.

What we'll deliver:

  • at least 5 new young coaches qualified at Level 1 in 2020 - age 17+
  • at least 15 new young leaders in 2020 - age 15+
  • All the newly qualified coaches to deliver coaching at a school or club in deprived area in 2020 once qualified

Why it's a great idea:

This programme will not only support young people in their community but give each and every one of those new coaches the opportunity for self development. Not only in sport but across communities we are desperate for more good leadership, for an improvement in our social values and increase in respect and fairness. Cricket's founding principles and laws support this end but it is in the Spirit of the Game that it finds its value. Young persons playing cricket learn those values and these are embedded into the coaching programmes being delivered. We intend to not only produce exceptional young cricketers and gifted coaches but to develop proud young people who value their own contribution to society, who want to make a difference and improve the lives of not only themselves but of those in their community. These programmes empower young people to trample on division, embracing diversity and cultural differences ensuring the things that unite us are far greater than those that divide us

Steps to get it done:

  • We will ensure that a minimum of 5 Level 1 attendees are on the coaching course in March 2020
  • we will ensure that at least 12 young players have attended the Young Leaders course in April 2020

As part of the programme we will also have the opportunity for young people to access local cricket club support. We can point them to other areas that they may wish to get involved in including Finance, Groundsmanship, Development Plan design, Website Management - all additional tools that can be used on a CV or as a way to determine a career path.


Location Halifax

About the space

Halifax Cricket League


Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,042

Level 1 Course - £750 (37%)
Young Leaders Course - £470 (23%)
Coaches Clothing - £375 (18%)
Kit Bag - £250 (12%)
Other - £197 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Level 1 Course
Young Leaders Course
Coaches Clothing
Kit Bag
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Any additional funds will be used to identify more young coaches that we can support or to support those coaches in delivering sessions if they require additional funding for bespoke equipment. The Halifax Junior League, with its independent auditor will ensure that all monies are accounted for and spent accordingly.

Total £2,042

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Cricket Equipment - balls, windballs, tennis balls, plastic bats, stumps etc Free use of facilities including schools to deliver sessions

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