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Free Cricket Nets: Oval and Lords!

Free Cricket Nets at the Oval & Lords 2019!

Metro Blind Sport have organised three exciting opportunities to try cricket in 2019.

Want to try Blind Cricket, Well now is the time,  there is no better way than learning for our talented cricketers plus why not do it at the best Cricket nets in London, Yes that right, learn at the Oval and Lords in January, Feb, March, Start off your 2019 right and join in.  Event details below.

Cricket Nets at the Oval

Date: 12 January 2019 Time: 2 pm  – 4 pm
Venue: Ken Barrington Cricket Centre, The Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS
Contact: Rory Field:  Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Cricket Nets at  Lords 

Date: 16 February Time: 4pm – 6pm
Date: 23 March   Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Contact: Rory Field: Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Are there any better locations in the UK to try it out!  There is no doubt you will be learning from some talented cricketers and you will be in good company as the Metro Cricket Team won the Blind Cricket England and Wales league in 2018.

 

Cricket

 

Young Athlete Grant Scheme

Young Athlete Grant Scheme apply by 10 Feb 2019

Young Athlete Grant Scheme – applications open for 2019

The AAA has a fund which is able to support English Athletes under the age of 23 who are in full-time education and active in athletics. Applicants should not be receiving other funding and be eligible to compete for England.

Source of information

Registered charity Athletics for the Young offer financial help to young athletes and aim to spread their money widely to as many as possible so athletes receiving help elsewhere will not usually be granted an award.

The charity are particularly interested in helping genuine hardship cases for promising young athletes.  Over recent years, it has been the policy of the Charity to award small grants of the order of £50 to £200. It is possible to apply for funds for costs including equipment and travel.

Applications close 10 February 2019 and successful applicants will be contacted by the end of April.

Click here for a downloadable version of the Athletics for the Young Grant Application 2019

 

About the Amateur Athletic Association

The Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) works in a wide variety of areas providing open forums for discussion and organising events and competitions to help with the development of young athletes. The AAA has also taken on the role of safeguarding the history of the sport and awards its historic and valuable trophies to elite athletes.

Every year the AAA supports events across the country for young athletes with the aim of using these initiatives to build enthusiasm and to help in the development of young athletes.  There are 4 Tom Pink Relay (a multi disciplinary event for U13s) meetings in England and the Simultaneous Marathon (where 11 -13s working in teams complete a marathon; each child running 200m stints) event.

Source : http://bit.ly/EnglandAthleticsAAA

The AAA are also involved and have supported training days, workshops and materials for teachers and coaches working with younger athletes. The AAA work with England Athletics to promote and organise relay competitions for schools and clubs to increase participation and encourage more athletes to try relays and improve technique. The long term aim is to improve the British performance in relay events.

The AAAs meet regularly and it is an open forum for discussion between the 3 areas, North, Midlands and South about every aspect of the athletics scene with contributions from representatives of Cross Country, Road Running and from independent representatives within the sport.

The AAA also support the “Standards” by awarding badges and certificates to youngsters who’ve achieved standards in their discipline. We support the work of AAA Charity for the Young, which has its own board of trustees, giving small grants to young athletes helping them in the early stages of their careers.

Tom Pink Relays

In 2007 the AAA received a generous bequest from the late Alice and Lewis Pink, to fund children’s activities in memory of their son who was tragically killed in an accident in the early 1970’s. After discussions with the Pink family, the AAA agreed to use the money to fund a series of children’s events in support of and leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The event is supported by England Athletics and local Athletics Associations.

Relay races include trying to beat the times of some of our great distance runners with “Keeping up with Paula”, “Chasing Kelly” and “Chasing Steve.” On the field, Sportshall activities such as weight throw for height, caber toss, shot put, standing log and triple jump, highland steps and soft javelin are performed.

The Amateur Athletic Association believes the Tom Pink Relays provide a very important introduction for youngsters to be involved in competition at an early stage of their lives. The Tom Pink initiative, has brought much fun and enjoyment already to over 4,000 children and the popularity of the event goes from strength to strength.

Young Athlete Grant Scheme

The AAA has a fund which is able to support English Athletes under the age of 23 who are in full time education and active in athletics.  Applicants should not be receiving other funding and be eligible to compete for England.

A downloadable version of the Athletics for the Young Grant Application is available on the right hand side of this page. It is possible to apply for funds for costs including equipment and travel. Applications close each year in February (successful applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards).

AAA Standards Awards Scheme

The agreement reached in 1996 between representatives of the AAA of England and the Celtic Countries in respect of the recognition of common Track and Field Standards essentially remains in force. The performances listed hereunder apply to all British Athletics, irrespective of whether any Country intends, or not, to make Certificates and/or Badges available to their athletes.

With the advent of databases of performances it has been decided to completely revise the standards tables every two years and to introduce standards for events which appear in the Power of 10 database. The method of revising the tables has been to look at the total number of performances recorded in the database and to try to pitch the standards such that the top 7.5% of performances would attain a grade 1 standard; the top 15% of performances a grade 2 standard; the top 30% a grade 3 standard; the top 65% a grade 4 standard. Some events have not been included due to there being insufficient data on which to base a realistic standard, i.e. performances by less than 50 individuals.

The Standards for Senior athletes are for guidance only as there are no badges available for that age group.

The performance to be recognised must be achieved in the actual category of competition at:

  1. National, Territorial and County Championships
  2. All Young Athletes and other League competitions, Open Meetings and Inter-Club Trophy Meetings
  3. Other approved meetings
  4. ESAA National, Regional and County Championships

The Standards set for all field events in each age group are based on the use of the implement weights and specifications as detailed under UK Athletics Rules. Standards may be obtained for ALL Indoor Events additional to the 60m and 60m Hurdles using the relevant outdoor tables. Standards may be obtained in each or every single event contained within any Combined Event competition.

Contact Details

Emailaaa@teamathletics.net   Tel: 01928 732 228
Address:
AAA
Unit 11 Wincham Avenue
Wincham
Cheshire
CW9 6GB

Free Cricket Nets Lords 23 March

Free Cricket Nets: Oval and Lords - starts 12 Jan - Book Now!
Venue:
Lords Cricket Ground, St John's Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Time:
4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
077 4232 3224
Date:
23rd March 2019
Cost:
Free


Want to try Blind Cricket, Well now is the time,  there is no better way than learning for our talented cricketers plus why not do it at the best Cricket nets in London, Yes that right, learn at Lords in March, Start off your 2019 right and join in.

Cricket Nets at  Lords 

Date: 23 March   Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Contact: Rory Field: Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Are there any better locations in the UK to try it out!  There is no doubt you will be learning from some talented cricketers and you will be in good company as the Metro Cricket Team won the Blind Cricket England and Wales league in 2018.

 

Cricket

 

Free Cricket Nets Lords 16 Feb

Free Cricket Nets: Oval and Lords - starts 12 Jan - Book Now!
Venue:
Lords Cricket Ground, St John's Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Time:
4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
077 4232 3224
Date:
16th February 2019
Cost:
Free


Metro Blind Sport have organised exciting opportunities to try cricket in 2019.

Want to try Blind Cricket, Well now is the time,  there is no better way than learning for our talented cricketers plus why not do it at the best Cricket nets in London, Yes that right, learn at Lords in Feb, March, Start off your 2019 right and join in.  Event details below.

Cricket Nets at  Lords 

Date: 16 February Time: 4pm – 6pm
Date: 23 March   Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Contact: Rory Field: Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

 

Are there any better locations in the UK to try it out!  There is no doubt you will be learning from some talented cricketers and you will be in good company as the Metro Cricket Team won the Blind Cricket England and Wales league in 2018.

 

Cricket

 

Free Oval Cricket Nets 12 Jan

Free Cricket Nets at the Oval & Lords 2019!
Venue:
Ken Barrington Cricket Centre, The Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS
Time:
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Phone:
077 4232 3224
Date:
12th January 2019
Cost:
Free


Metro Blind Sport have organised three exciting opportunities to try cricket in 2019.

Want to try Blind Cricket, Well now is the time,  there is no better way than learning for our talented cricketers plus why not do it at the best Cricket nets in London, Yes that right, learn at the Oval and Lords in January, Feb, March, Start off your 2019 right and join in.  Event details below.

Cricket Nets at the Oval

Date: 12 January 2019 Time: 2 pm  – 4 pm
Venue: Ken Barrington Cricket Centre, The Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS
Contact: Rory Field:  Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Cricket Nets at  Lords 

Date: 16 February Time: 4pm – 6pm
Date: 23 March   Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Contact: Rory Field: Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Are there any better locations in the UK to try it out!  There is no doubt you will be learning from some talented cricketers and you will be in good company as the Metro Cricket Team won the Blind Cricket England and Wales league in 2018.

 

Cricket