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Surrey is encouraging students applying for sixth form studies in September 2023 to apply for the Club’s new Sixth Form State School Cricket Programme.

The programme is available to young people, both male and female, that have a developing talent for cricket and are looking to take their skills to the next level. It will also support those that have an interest in cricket and want to learn more about a career in the sport.

Surrey is currently working with state schools across inner-city London and the wider county to offer students the opportunity to complete their sixth form academic studies alongside access to high quality cricket coaching, and strength and conditioning training.

There will also be opportunities for those on the programme to learn more about cricket as a business via the employability workshops which offers opportunity for the students to learn new skills that will benefit them throughout their future careers. There will be workshops within areas such as Food and Beverage, Marketing, Media, Groundskeeping and more.

All students will also have the opportunity to undertake ECB coaching qualifications alongside certified courses in scoring and umpiring, supporting students to gain employment within the world of cricket.

Applications are open for students to take part in the programme and attend either Lilian Baylis Technology College in Kennington or St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College in Clapham. The programme is also being run at George Abbot School in Guildford where the 20 places have already been filled for September 2023.

Chief Executive at Surrey Cricket, Steve Elworthy, said “We’re delighted to be working with some fantastic schools in the county to support young people from state schools to learn more about a career in cricket whether that’s on or off the pitch. This programme will hopefully help the students to improve their cricketing skills but also help to develop the valuable life skills that will support them in their future careers.

“I’d like to thank our school partners at Lilian Baylis, St Francis Xavier and George Abbot for backing this programme and helping us to give these young people some fantastic opportunities.”

Students interested can apply here.

For more information on how you, or your school, could get involved contact