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National Conference for Heads of Cricket in Schools

at Pelham Theatre, Lord’s Cricket Ground

National Conference for Heads of Cricket in Schools – 29 April at Lord’s Cricket Ground
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    Welcome to the National Conference for Heads of Cricket in schools. It is many years since there was an opportunity to get everyone involved together at a national level, and much is now different in the environment of school Cricket.

    At a time when the boys’ game is under pressure, yet the girls’ game is growing, the place of Cricket is changing. The way that Heads of Cricket operate is having to adjust to accommodate this, and to address new challenges. The landscape of school Cricket has shifted forever: new programmes, and solutions, are still developing. 

    The HMC Sport Committee is seeking to support the game in its schools, and has appointed Mark Semmence – himself a former Head of Cricket – to lead this process. His Conference Keynote will indicate the challenges which lie ahead, including details of his communications with ECB and MCC. It will also outline opportunities for schools to become involved in national initiatives. In addition to other leading speakers, there will be a discussion Forum, allowing an opportunity for Heads of Cricket to share views and experiences with MCC and others to understand the place of the game in the national context. This will also be a chance to see how other schools are addressing common issues. 

    In addition to the formal agenda, there will be the opportunity to network with others from around the country, all within the historic environment of Lord’s Cricket Ground.

    Programme

    9.30am

    Conference assembles in Committee Dining Room, Lord’s Pavilion with refreshments

    10.00am

    Conference Keynote

    The Landscape and Future of Schools’ Cricket
    Mark Semmence, Headmaster, Repton School, HMC Sport Committee Cricket Lead 

    10.45am

    The Changing Role of the Head of Cricket
    Neil Rollings, Professional Association of Directors of Sport in Independent Schools

    11.15am

    Lord’s Taverners:
    Strategy Update and Opportunities for Independent Schools

    11.30am

    Refreshment Break

    11.45am

    Developing Girls’ Cricket in Schools
    Caroline Foster, Head of Cricket, Queen’s College, Former International Player, World Cup winner

    12.15pm

    Discussion Forum:
    Contemporary Issues in School Cricket

    1.00pm

    Lunch

    1.45pm

    The important role that a school plays in the journey of a Young Aspiring Cricketer
    Lydia Greenway OBE, Ashes and World Cup Winner,  Cricket for Girls 

    2.15pm

    Coaching Power Hitting to School Players
    Julian Wood, Punjab Kings Batting Coach

    3.30pm

    Conference Disperses

    Prices

    1 PLACE £219 (exc VAT)
    2 PLACES £375 (exc VAT)

    Price includes refreshments, lunch and resources. Excludes VAT. Please note that the Lord’s Pavilion has a Jacket and Tie or ladies’ equivalent Dress Code.