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Cricket Academy set to open at Jordanstown

(left to right) Ireland cricketer, Paul Stirling and Cricket Development Officer, Andrew McCulloch, launch the new Cliftonville Cricket Academy in partnership with the University of Ulster

(left to right) Ireland cricketer, Paul Stirling and Cricket Development Officer, Andrew McCulloch, launch the new Cliftonville Cricket Academy in partnership with the University of Ulster

Children in Newtownabbey are being encouraged to sign up for a new Cricket Academy opening at the University of Ulster next week.

Budding Freddie Flintoffs can develop their skills thanks to the University’s partnership with long-established Cliftonville Cricket Club.

The new Cliftonville Cricket Academy, based at the Jordanstown campus, will be headed up by Cricket Development Officer, Andy McCulloch.

He said: “The aim of the Academy is to offer a high level of cricket coaching to children from the age of eight up to 16 years of age. Starting with a five-week course for under-11s, children will be offered weekly quality coaching, while making it fun and enjoyable.

“Cliftonville Cricket Club put great emphasis on welcoming children from all backgrounds as well as abilities.”

Already the club has seen a high level of interest from local parents keen to enrol their children. There are 40 spaces in the under-11s. The cost is £2 per night or £10 for the five weeks.

The Juniors will have teams taking part in league competitions this season at under-11, under-13 and under-15 level. Further details regarding under-13s and under-15s sessions will be released in the New Year.

The Academy will hold it’s first training sessions on Tuesday, November 20.

For more information contact the Club Development Officer – Andy McCulloch on 078 8308 5112

 
 
 

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