The future of any club is based firmly on junior development and it is an area that we take very seriously at Headley
The club encourages all juniors to get involved regardless of ability - we believe that Junior cricket should be fun and participative
The club is well known for its junior development and we have a long history of developing young cricketers, many of whom go on to play senior league cricket within our adult teams
The club enjoys the benefit of of our original ground and facilities in Mill lane Headley as well as our superb new facilities at the BOSC in Bordon, which is where we run our Junior training
All our coaches are ECB qualified and all supporting cricketers are DBS checked - we prioritise junior safety at all times
Our Junior teams are entered into the extensive Surrey league from under 9 level and this ranges from 6 aside softball cricket to 11 aside hardball cricket depending on age
The club will again be supporting an overseas player in 2023 - Alex Wenban from Perth, Australia. Alex will be actively involved in helping Junior development at the club and also within our local schools
We keep our Junior membership attractively priced to ensure your child gets the maximum value. Our Membership fee of £60 covers all Junior outdoor training, all matches, use of the club's kit and facilities as well as the benefit of our coaching support
All parents are encouraged to enjoy the new bar & facilities at the BOSC during our Friday outdoor training sessions each week
Why not come along and support the local cricket club for the Headley, Lindford & Bordon area
2024 indoor practice sessions
Outdoor practice sessions at Oakmoor School (Budds Lane, Bordon GU35 0JB) from Saturday 24th February to
Saturday 30th March 2024 inclusive. The times are:
Under 9 (year 4 and below) - 3-4pm
Under 11 (years 5 & 6) - 4-5pm
Under 13 (year 7 & 8) - 5-6pm
Any new members are very welcome so please feel free to Just turn up to any session!
The under 13's use hard balls & protective equipment is required for players from under 11 age group. The club can provide these as required. If you need any further information, please contact the club.
IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS OF NEW JUNIOR MEMBERS - the club policies cover a number of important areas around the safeguarding of your child. By signing the membership form, you are agreeing that you have read all the documents on the 'Club Policies' page.
These will hopefully answer any questions you may have about the Headley junior section, our aims and the game of cricket.
When are junior training sessions?
Indoor sessions run from February to mid April and outdoor sessions are April to end of August
How do I pay for my child?
There is a membership fee that covers all costs (membership, practice sessions and games). Payment can be made in installments if preferred.
My daughter wants to play cricket. Is that OK?
Yes, Headley welcomes both boys and girls. Teams are mixed in gender at the moment at junior level, but the club has a clear development path for girls, as they can play for the women's team once they have reached year 8 at school.
Do I need to buy any equipment?
No, Headley provide junior pads, gloves, helmets and bats. However, you may wish to purchase some of these items, in which case our coaches will be happy to advise you.
Will my child be given the chance to play matches?
Yes! What makes Headley different from most clubs is that we want all of our juniors to get stuck in, no matter their ability. All of our junior members will be selected to play - if they want to of course! However, for those just wanting to join in for the coaching sessions, that's perfectly fine too.
What does my child need to wear for matches?
Cricket Whites, Trainers and a Box for boys (box not required for under 9's).
Does my child have to wear a helmet when batting?
All players under the age of 19 facing a hard cricket ball whilst playing MUST wear a helmet - whether in a game or in practice. This is a safety requirement of the governing body for cricket in the UK (the England and Wales Cricket Board). When playing or practicing with a soft balls, it is not required to wear a helmet. All games and practice at the under 9 age group is with a soft ball.
How do I find out about fixtures?
Fixtures are posted on our Play Cricket website, here.
What happens if it's raining on a day there is an outdoor session?
Outdoor sessions will not take place if it's raining or if the ground is too wet. We try our very best to send a message (usually via WhatsApp) to parents to confirm if practice can't take place.