The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, in partnership with education provider SCL are proud to announce the new Yorkshire Cricket College, starting in September 2017.
The college will enrol students aged from 16 years old on a two-year course combined with cricket training and matches built into the timetable.
Located at Headingley Stadium, home of Yorkshire CCC, students will benefit from the world class training facilities under the tutelage of Yorkshire Cricket coaches while studying for a BTECH Level Three in Sport.
Nick Robinson, Project Manager at the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation said: “We want to create a really good college – somewhere that’s a great place to be educated, and a really good teaching environment. The bonus is that cricket three times per week is built into the timetable! Whether you’re looking to become a very serious cricketer or a keen club cricketer, the Yorkshire Cricket College will help students realise their potential.”
The curriculum offers a diverse range of units such as the principles of anatomy and physiology in sport, leading to a BTECH level three. The qualification will give graduates a springboard and the opportunity to progress to further education, apprenticeships or a career. The cricket coaching and matches will allow the students to work on all aspects of their game and the holistic benefits that sport can offer such as development of communication, team-work and self-confidence.
Steve Franks, SCL added: “At SCL we find that combining education with sport and delivering programmes from inspiring sports facilities has a real power for engaging young people. We are delighted to be launching a cricket college with Yorkshire and look forward to making it a first-class experience for all our learners.”
Open days for the college are on Friday 7th and Wednesday 12th April and will take place in the East Stand classrooms at Headingley, starting at 6pm and finishing at 8pm. Presentations regarding the qualification and cricket coaching will be given as well as the opportunity to ask questions and scope out the facilities on offer.
For more information about open days or any questions regarding the Yorkshire Cricket College, please contact Nick.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01132 033632.