Cricket fun for youngsters
Archived press release
Date Published: 10/08/09
Parents stumped for ideas to keep their children entertained during the summer holidays should look no further than the Street Cricket sessions being staged at Walton Court playing fields in Aylesbury.
Youngsters will get the chance to emulate star players like Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen as they learn all the skills involved in the game – fielding, bowling and batting.
The sessions are open to five to 10-year-olds from 4pm to 5pm and 11 to 16-year-olds between 5pm and 6pm every Thursday from now until 24 September.
The scheme is a partnership project between Aylesbury Vale District Council, the Healthy Living Centre and Aylesbury Town Cricket Club. The local Police Community Support Officer’s (PCSOs) are also involved in the project and will be helping out at the sessions.
Councillor David Thompson, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “The idea is for kids to come off the streets and get involved in cricket. This is an excellent opportunity for them to develop their skills in a fun environment. The game is good for their health, a way of socialising and mixing with other communities.”
The sessions cost just 50p per child and there is no need to pre-book although you must fill in a registration form. To find out more about Street Cricket, visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk or call 01296 431580.