Berkswell Cricket Club is expanding to form Women’s and Girl’s teams for the 2015 season following the appointment of new Head of Women’s Cricket Sarah Ginn.
Berkswell’s Women’s section will play in the Midlands League, the biggest women’s league in the country, with a Premier Division that boasts many current England players. Berkswell will play ther first season in Division 3, with a total of 10 fixtures against teams from across the Midlands.
Berkswell’s Head of Women’s Cricket Sarah Ginn explains:
“It’s anticipated that our new Berkswell side will be a mix of experienced players, up and coming youngsters, and players new to the game. We are always looking for new members and welcome all standards to our training nights, which get underway on Thursday nights at Westwood School in Coventry from Thursday 5th February.”
Winter practice sessions at Westwood School will start at 6:30pm. Competitive fixtures will start at the end of April, along with outdoor net and fielding sessions. Plans are in place to field a further team in the Warwickshire 8-a-side T20 league, on Tuesday nights throughout the summer.
A brand new junior girls section, at Under 13 and Under 11 age groups initially, will start training after the Easter holidays, and hope to be involved in the Warwickshire softball festival leagues during the summer. Beginners and experienced players are invited to join.
For more information, or to register your interest, please email Sarah Ginn on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ex-England and British Lions rugby player Tim Stimpson hits the roads with around 500 runners as he participates in Balsall Common’s inaugural Fun Run, part of the Balsall Common Festival, on Saturday 20th September 2014.
Berkswell and Balsall Rugby FC are launching girls tag rugby for ages 8-17 with support from the RFU- the sport’s governing body. Head coach and father of three daughters Jim Minogue explains more:
“In recent years, Rugby’s popularity has increased amongst girls and women, and England won the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup and on the back of this the RFU aims to boost the numbers playing to 100,000. Berkswell will train girls from local schools, play league games and host several festivals. The recent strategic £47K grant from the RFU to install new pitch drainage has given the club some of the best facilities in the area.”
The Mini & Junior section of BBRFC start their season this Sunday 10am at their ground on Honiley Road. Registration runs all month and boys and girls aged 5-16 are invited to come along to the club on Sunday throughout September to give it a try. Visit their website, facebook or twitter to find out more.
Running is THE thing to do in Balsall Common this summer! Day and night there are always runners out and about in the village. Interest has been heightened by Balsall Common’s first ever Fun Run on 20 September. Coupled with a newly formed running club for the village, it’s a great time to pull on your trainers and get running.
Entering an event or joining a club are great ways to get started and stay motivated. Or if you are feeling really keen why not do both!
It’s not too late to enter the Lily Mae Foundation Fun Run, part of the Balsall Common Festival. Entries are just £13 for the 5k or 10k race. Kids aged 5-10 can enter mini Fun Runs that take place at the Lant on the Saturday afternoon. There will be no entries on the day so do sign up in advance. www.lilymaefoundation.org/funrun
If you want to train with others, the Balsall Common Running Club meets on Thursdays at 6.30pm and at 9am on Saturday mornings at The Lant (between tennis courts and cricket pitch), Meeting House Lane, Balsall Common. For all the latest information like their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/balsallcommonrunclub