Carlton is a community club in the city.
We take great pride in how our club has grown and developed over recent years and, in particular, the close way that the junior and senior sections of the club work together.
Our junior section is run by volunteer parents, supported by a small number of professional coaches.
We have four main aims for the junior section:
- To help youngsters fall in love with cricket.
- To help all keen young players improve their game.
- To support talented young players to progress and play at as high a level as they want/can.
- For parents and their children to feel welcome around Grange Loan and as part of the wider cricket club.
Our young players (from age 7) play kwik cricket while our older players will begin to play hardball cricket between the ages of 10 and 13, depending on their progress. As well as taking part in our junior sides, our older and more capable youngsters are encouraged to make themselves available to play weekend cricket for one of our five leagues sides (four men’s sides and a women’s team).
We run nine junior sides for boys and girls, with weekly coaching sessions for the various age groups during the summer and additional indoor sessions during the winter. There are also a number of social events during the year.
All of the cricket we support at Carlton is made possible by the hard work put in by all our volunteers.
We welcome any new parents and , if you have time to ‘get stuck in’ – whether it’s by helping out with coaching, scoring, umpiring, transport, writing match reports for our website, making refreshments, supporting our social events … or helping out in any other way, it’s all much appreciated.