Guernsey cricket CATS website launched

Thu, Feb 2, 2012 5:18 PM

Guernsey cricket CATS website launched
The future of Guernsey cricket looks in good health with the implementation of further development initiatives including a brand new youth cricket website to ensure that youngsters get involved in the game.

The website as a communication tool is key to getting more juniors in participating in cricket. Development Officer, Jason Shambrook who has lead on the development of the website explains what the programme is that Guernsey is promoting.

"The Guernsey Cricket Board has several projects underway to increase participation one of which is the Guernsey Cricket Cats. This project is aimed at introducing cricket to 5 and 6 year olds in five fun and dynamic sessions based on Catching, Agility, Throwing and Striking CATS.

"With sessions already starting last month and lasting through to the summer months, while an after school cricket league will be set up during the summer term. Calculations show that over 1,000 children across the island's primary schools will get the chance to be involved, with sessions focusing on throwing speed, catching and striking skills, with certificates issued to each participant.

"All participants receive a CATS Certificate for taking part which also directs parents through to the CATS Website. It?s from here that we want to move the players from the participation phase into becoming involved in our coaching structure," concludes Shambrook.

The website has all details of Guernsey cricket programmes that have involved Shambrook and Guernsey player Dave Hooper and Hannah Mechem, please visit the site here.

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