The Cricket Academy was an immediate success at Huddersfield New College, and has since developed a national reputation for its excellence. The academy boasts several Yorkshire Academy and promising local league players. We have been on several tours, notably to South Africa, Barbados and London (Lords).
Coaching is delivered 3 times a week by ECB Level 3 coaches. Training sessions include speed, agility, quickness development and video analysis.
Students have the opportunity to represent the college on Wednesdays against other college and school teams in the North East Region. During the winter months training is indoors in the college’s brand new custom made cricket nets, and indoor competitions are organised within the new sports barn.
Due to the huge success of the Academy, a Development Programme has also been created where players who have potential can receive the same specialist coaching and play against some of the top schools and colleges in Yorkshire and around the UK.
Working in cooperation with partner schools, local clubs and Yorkshire C.C.C the Development Programme is aiming to attract aspiring cricketers of all abilities. In addition to a high quality coaching programme, individuals will experience competition against other colleges in either 6’s Competition, 20/20 or 50 overs. Alongside the coaching and competition structure, players will have the opportunity to go on away trips to Lords, Loughborough University and Headingley to experience elite coaching and facilities.
Academy and Development Programme players are expected to work hard in both the classroom and in training. Good attendance and progression on a player's chosen study programme is compulsory.
If you would like to be considered for Cricket at Huddersfield New College, please choose this on your application alongside your academic course choices. Selection is by trials, and if you apply you will be invited to trials for your chosen sport.
You must apply for a full programme of study alongside the Cricket Academy.