What is Plymouth Wicketz?

Wicketz is a free cricket programme for young people aged 8-16, living in inner city communities. By establishing sustainable community cricket hubs, we provide year-round weekly cricket sessions in Plymouth with a focus on breaking down barriers, developing crucial life skills, creating stronger communities and enabling brighter futures for those taking part.

 

How does it work?

Katie Holland is dedicated development officer responsible for the running of multiple local hubs across Bristol. Katie works closely with the young people that come along to the sessions, many of whom are from hard-to-reach groups.  Sessions – which use a soft ball – currently take place at venues in North Prospect, Honicknowle and Whitley and are open to all levels of ability. Every Wicketz session is run by qualified coaches and all equipment is provided.

 

How does it help young people? 

Through cricket, Plymouth Wicketz aims to tackle local issues affecting young people and their communities. Alongside cricket coaching and games, the young people taking part have the chance to learn from role models, community leaders, local authorities and others. Specially designed workshops also boost well being, social education, community awareness, promote positive life choices and develop new life skills.

 

Volunteer Opportunities. 

Wicketz offers a range of opportunities for volunteers from coaching to administration. If people are able to help on a long term basis, the Lord’s Taverners will help fund relevant training and qualifications such as, coaching badges and IT courses. This will not only help to sustain the Wicketz hub, but also offer future employment opportunities for the volunteer.

In addition to providing formal qualifications, Wicketz also provides informal support, mentoring and development opportunities for individuals who are able to commit time to the programme. 

 

Contact Information

For more information about volunteering or to sign up to one of our Wicketz Hubs please contact:

Katie Holland
Wicketz Development Officer

Email:
katie.holland@devoncricket.co.uk

Mobile:
07498 751414