The Young Leaders in Cricket Programme, which is delivered in the county by the Surrey Cricket Foundation (SCF), will be returning for its third consecutive year in Surrey.
The initiative provides opportunities for 14-16-year-olds to acquire leadership skills, empowering them to volunteer within the community of their cricket club and/or school. The programme also offers young people cricket training sessions to help them improve their game as well as equip them with valuable life skills to be used both on and off the field.
In the past two years, more than 230 young individuals from across the county have participated in the programme. Participants have taken part in various training sessions that focus on key areas such as coaching and communication, leadership and people management, teamwork, and environmental awareness. By engaging in these sessions, young leaders gain the necessary skills to make a positive impact at their clubs and in their daily lives.
The success of the programme is evident through the remarkable achievements accomplished by the participants in fundraising and volunteering. In 2023 alone, over £8000 was raised for important causes, and more than 2000 volunteering hours were registered by young leaders in Surrey. This not only showcases their dedication and commitment but also highlights the positive impact the programme has on the cricket community as a whole.
Check out the video below to hear about the experiences of the 2023 cohort.
For those interested in joining the 2024 programme, online Q&A sessions will be conducted to provide further information. Please fill out this form if you wish to participate or would like to learn more. It will be an excellent opportunity to get further information about the programme and have your questions answered.
Alternatively, if you are ready to sign up straight away, you can visit the Young Leaders in Cricket website. Here, you can find all the necessary information and complete the registration process.
If you have any queries at all, please contact Paul Reuby, Cricket Participation Officer at SCF, at email@example.com.