For some young players, September marks the end of the cricket season, whilst for others, it's just the beginning.
Be amongst the latter and make a game changing decision by joining us at our brand new ‘Breaking Boundaries Coaching Courses’ which will take your game to the next level.
Our exciting new coaching courses will be led by the Foundation’s team of qualified cricket coaches who will support young players aged 8 to 13 years to develop their skills during 8 to 10 weekly sessions.
Each week will be split into three sessions. The first hour from 09:00 to 10:00 will be dedicated to the U9 age group and will be followed by two 1.5-hour sessions for the U11 (10:00-11:30) and U13 (11:30-13:00) age groups.
To clarify, this year’s U13s and those moving into the U14 age group in 2024 are eligible to attend.
Sessions will take place on Saturday mornings from the end of September / early October and provide a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and have lots of fun along the way.
Delivered by two coaches, we will be able to cater for all ability levels, so please bring any equipment you do have with you.
- U9 sessions will be largely soft ball activity but specific activities will introduce a hard ball (catching, bowling, throwing etc.). There is no need to purchase protective equipment for these sessions
- U11 sessions will be more balanced in terms of the amount of soft ball and hard ball activities that are played. That said, there is no obligation to purchase protective equipment. For example, we will ensure there is a soft ball net for those without equipment.
- U13 will be hard ball cricket sessions. Players will need to bring their own equipment.
We look forward to seeing you at our exciting new Breaking Boundaries Coaching Courses very soon.
|Age Group||Venue||Duration||Date Range||Time||Cost|
|Under 9||Cotswold School, Bourton-on-the-Water||8 weeks||Sat 30th Sept to 18th Nov||09:00am - 10:00am||£60|
|Under 11||Cotswold School, Bourton-on-the-Water||8 weeks||Sat 30th Sept to 18th Nov||10:00am - 11:30am||£90|
|Under 13||Cotswold School, Bourton-on-the-Water||8 weeks||Sat 30th Sept to 18th Nov||11:30am - 13:00pm||£90|
|Under 9||Hanham Woods Academy, South Glos||10 weeks||Sat 7th Oct to 9th Dec||09:00am - 10:00am||£75|
|Under 11||Hanham Woods Academy, South Glos||10 weeks||Sat 7th Oct to 9th Dec||10:00am - 11:30am||£115|
|Under 13||Hanham Woods Academy, South Glos||10 weeks||Sat 7th Oct to 9th Dec||11:30am - 13:00pm||£115|
|Under 9||Pates Grammar School, Cheltenham||10 weeks||Sat 7th Oct to 9th Dec||09:00am - 10:00am||£75|
|Under 11||Pates Grammar School, Cheltenham||10 weeks||Sat 7th Oct to 9th Dec||10:00am - 11:30am||£115|
|Under 13||Pates Grammar School, Cheltenham||10 weeks||Sat 7th Oct to 9th Dec||11:30am - 13:00pm||£115|
Chris Munden / Cricket Operations Manager
Chris is the longest standing member of the team, having joined the GCB in 2008 as a Community Coach. Since then, Chris has developed greatly moving on to become a Development Officer, a National Programmes and Project lead and now the manager of the entire delivery team across educational and national programmes.
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 GCF 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.