Following on from the success seen in both London and Birmingham, Bristol has its sights set on the impact it can make following support from Royal London.
To mark the launch of ACE Bristol and celebrate the event, Royal London renamed the July 2021 Men's ODI and September 2021 Women's ODI after the programme. Both matches were renamed the 'Royal London x ACE One Day International'. The July match session ACE Junior Scholar, Ibrahim Lalgie being gifted the honour of ringing the five minute bell ahead of the match with the September match allowing local children having the chance to play cricket on the pitch during half time.
Spearheaded by Theo Gordon, Bristol came out the gate swinging. Community hubs were immediately planned, organised and set up to provide local youngster with fun and convenient environments to learn about the game. Through these sessions, they will learn more and more about cricket and take part in fun activities. Our highly qualified coaches take the time to teach and develop players skills and abilities at each community session and assist in each individuals personal development. All coaches are available to participants during the session for advice and guidance in whatever they need.
All community sessions are run weekly and completely free of charge for all youngsters aged 7 to 14years to attend. There is no need to bring any equipment, but if you have a favourite bat or ball, feel free to bring it along! Just come along wearing comfortable clothing and footwear and join in the fun!
Please ensure that you have completed the registration form before attending your first session. If any details provided change during your time with us, please ensure to keep us updated.
A schools programme will be available for local schools wishing to take part where their students where sessions are provided by our talented coaches to provide a pathway for local young children into the game and provide the development and enjoyment they need to create a lasting and positive relationship with cricket.
We will be providing a free coaching programme to schools over a set amount of weeks which can be either curriculum or extra-curriculum based to suit your needs. With these sessions, coaches will provide fun sessions where students can learn and grow within cricket.
These sessions are provided to local state schools to engage their students through fast paced skill games where our coaches can measure pupil development and provide feedback to individuals.