Young Leaders In Cricket

The Cricket Leaders Programme is designed to give young people between the ages of 14 and 16 the opportunity to acquire new skills and develop leadership skills that will allow them to volunteer within their cricket club and/or school.

Training given is made up of five modules: Activator Coaching; Umpiring and Scoring; Grounds Keeping, First Aid and Fundraising.


Upcoming Enthuse Evenings

None currently available.


In addition to developing new skills, the benefits to the Young Leader include being a role model to younger members of their club, volunteering qualifies for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and the programme can be used in a University Personal Statement and/or CV.

Buckinghamshire Cricket will work in partnership with the programme organisers to provide volunteering opportunities for the young leaders.



The benefits for a young player include:

  • Develop Cricket leadership skills
  • Improve understanding of the positive impact coaching can have
  • Gain qualifications and life skills
  • Become a role model to younger members of the club and school
  • Contribute towards PE GCSE
  • Contribute towards Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme
  • Contribute towards Community Sports Leadership and Sports Leaders UK award in Junior Sports Leadership
  • Use in University/College Personal Statement and/or CV



On completion of the programme participants will receive

  • An ECB Activators Certificate of attendance (upon completion of volunteering 10 hours)
  • vCricket rewards – ECB vCricket polo shirt, volunteering certificate and an invite to an end of season celebration (upon completion of volunteering minimum 20 hours)
  • ACO certificate
  • First Aid certificate of attendance
  • Fundraising certificate



Participants will be required to volunteer for 20 or more hours in as many aspects of the running of the game as they can:

  • Umpiring
  • Scoring
  • Pitch preparation and ground maintenance
  • Coaching
  • Warm up
  • Managing teams
  • Kit management
  • Results management
  • Fundraising