Secondary School Offer
The Foundation’s Secondary School Offer is inclusive of free to enter competitions. There is a huge appetite for cricket in Secondary Schools and every year we co-ordinate a coaching and competition framework that enables all schools to get involved. The primary competitions for secondary schools are the Lady Taverners competition for girls and Chance to Shine’s Chance to Compete Competition, which is open to all.
County Finals Days
We organise triangular competitions throughout January and February that provide winners that make up the ‘County Finals Days’.
This involves 6 schools playing off in finals days for the above age groups. The finals days take place in some of the best venues in our county that provide double sports hall facilities, this enables 2 matches to take place at any one time. The finals days details are below:
|Girls 13s||TBC||Leisure at Cheltenham||10am - 2pm|
|Girls 15s||TBC||UWE Sport Centre||10am - 2pm|
|Boys 13s||TBC||Leisure at Cheltenham||10am - 2pm|
|Boys 15s||TBC||UWE Sport Centre||10am - 2pm|
Schools will be invited to the English Schools Cricket Association (ESCA) hardball competitions early in 2024. This is a knockout competition for Under 12s to 15s (Year 7 to 10). We manage two separate competitions (Bristol & Gloucestershire). All Secondary age schools are eligible to enter (State and Independent).
The first rounds tend to take place in May, with finals taking place at the end of June. For more information, please contact Chris Munden (contact details below).
Chris Munden / Cricket Operations Manager
His role covers a wide range of areas including overseeing all schools cricket, the incredible National Programmes of All Stars and Dynamos, Chance To Shine Schools and Street programmes along with being the key lead for Adult league Cricket. Chris also manages the Workforce Development Officer, as a highly competent coaching workforce is so integral to the work areas that he leads on. In his time the GCB have won awards that he had led on, including Chance to Shine County of the Year and Street Chance Project of the Year.
As a local Bristolian, Chris is a Bristol City fan, who enjoys all sports. Chris is married, has two beautiful daughters, plays local cricket and enjoys a good hack at golf.