BOTH BOLNEY YOUTH AND CRICKET CLUBS URGENTLY NEED HELP OTHERWISE THESE FACILITIES ARE IN DANGER OF BEING LOST FOR OUR YOUNGSTERS !
From Helen Mullany –
Bolney Youth Club are in a knife edge position! At present we are working with 3 committee members 2 parents and me! One wonderful lady ( Dee Williams) is helping at nearly every session. I am standing down in October as I won’t be around much, it cannot run with 2 committee members. If some fresh blood doesn’t come forward we will have to close the club. Bolney Youth club was set up over 20 years ago as the kids in the Bolney had no where to go outside of school. It was originally called HOB, Heart of Bolney! It would be a shame to lose that heart.
If anyone is able to find a bit of time to help with either Bolney Cricket or Bolney Youth club you would be made most welcome. Please message me at email@example.com, or contact Bolney Cricket club.
Sustaining Junior Cricket in Bolney from John Flower
Bolney Cricket Club is at a watershed moment with its Colts section. We are very close to not continuing Colts cricket, but we want to make one last effort to keep things going and in order to do so we need help from the community. We are therefore appealing to Players, Dads, Mums, Grandparents, older Brothers and Sisters and friends to help us to keep Junior Cricket going.
Since re-starting the Colts in 2011 we have had as many as 40 children attending sessions on a weekly basis and 2 teams playing league games. However, it has largely been the same people managing, organising and running the Colts, and unfortunately those individuals are no longer able to continue in their roles.
The Club Committee is committed to keeping the Colts going. We feel the club has a duty to offer extra-curricular activities for the children, and we also need youngsters progressing through to be our senior players of the future. It appears that there is still a demand for Colts cricket to continue, as many parents have been asking Wendy about plans for the summer. We have therefore decided that this year Bolney CC will become an All Stars Cricket Centre, providing a fun introduction to Cricket for 5-8 year olds, and we will also continue with the coaching for 9-11 year olds. However, in order for all this to happen we require your help please!
At this time we do not have anyone to run All Stars Cricket and if a coach can be found to run the 9-11s then assistants will be required. If you are happy to give up 1-2 hours of your time on a weekly basis throughout the summer then we would love to hear from you. There will be support on hand from the committee and the ECB/Sussex Cricket so don’t worry about your coaching ability or having qualifications, all we are seeking is your willingness to help!
A small investment of your time will go a huge way to benefitting Bolney’s children and wider community. If you are able to help us then please let Wendy (firstname.lastname@example.org) know by Sunday 18th March.
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