The TVC Academy goes from strength to strength. New talent is being identifed all the time.
Well done to Alfie, Louis, Jack, Will, Matt, Joseph, James F, Taine, Kieran, John, Elliott and James I for being successful at the Berks trials and are now winter training with their appropriate age groups.
In the summer, the academy train on Monday nights at Cookham Dean Cricket:
In the winter we train at Altwood School. New 2nd venue - Claires Court School!
Our full academy sessions are invite only. New players are invited to come for a trial session.
Please register your interest as places are limited. If successful, cricketers will be invited to join the full Academy.
All Academy players will be given the opportunity to wear a quality TVC Academy Cricket Shirt and must wear this shirt when training. We believe this encourages academy unity, comfort and provides a professional platform for players to develop in.
Sessions are run in blocks of 7 weeks and cost £80 per block. There is a one off joining fee of £20.
Our Mini Academy
Our "Mini academy" is extremely popular. We run two separate sessions:
Winter - Pinder Hall in Cookham, Wednesdays from 4.30pm.
Summer - Cookham Dean Cricket Club, Fridays from 4pm.
This "mini academy" course is a fun way for the younger ones to learn the art of cricket.
Children will learn basic techniques and also enjoy a series of fun ball games all relevant to the game.
Our summer programme starts on Fri 24th April at Cookham Dean Cricket Club.
Under 5's (reception) 3.50m to 4.30pm.
Under 6's (year one) 4.30pm to 5.10pm
It is a 10 week course at £80.
(This course is postponed until further notice)
Run by Academy Director, Jon Stewart, with his enthusiastic and friendly style, children of all abilities will have an hour of soft ball fun. A must for any child simply wanting to improve their hand to eye co-ordination or for those with aspirations of moving into the academy in the future.
Girls participation in the sport is really growing and last year, girls accounted for 20% of the places in the mini academy. We hope to grow on that in 2019.