MCCF Girls Hub at Dulwich College (2021)
We do not yet have details of the MCCF Hubs for 2022
Below are details for last year, to give you an idea of what to expect in 2022. We will update this page and inform parents when we have details of the spring 2022 courses.
This is Hub is for girls only. Girls must be attending a state school and be in years 6-10. Girls may also attend the mixed Hubs running at Dulwich College and St Dunstan's College.
Note on SMCC training
Please note that we run our own indoor training through the Autumn and Spring terms. However, if your child goes to a state school, we highly recommend that you try to get them into one of the MCC Foundation Hub training courses (details below), because they are very well run and are completely free.
MCC Foundation Hubs - free training for state-school players in years 6-10
Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation each year provides free training to state-school educated children (girls and boys) in school years 6-10. There are over 60 Hubs across the UK.
All coaching is provided completely free of charge and is funded by generous donors (private individuals and grant-making charities) who wish to ensure that state-educated pupils are offered the same opportunities to play cricket to a high standard as their peers in independent schools.
Many of our players (girls and boys) have attended MCCF Hub training in over the last few years and have said the quality of the coaching has been very good. This year, the head coach for both Dulwich College Hubs is again Simon Talbot, former head coach of Surrey's Junior Performance Programme. We've seen Simon in action. He is a great coach who both makes sessions both fun and highly productive.
Who is eligible?
Girls must be attending a state school and be in school years 6-10. Players need to have played at least a little cricket before and be comfortable going straight in to training with hard balls (though no prior hard ball experience is required). Players will need to bring their own set of cricket kit. Players need to be willing and able to commit to attending all or nearly all sessions.
Please note that the flyer says "11-15 years" but we have confirmed with Simon Talbot in previous years this means the Hub is open to girls in school years 6-10.
Trial on 18:00-19:30pm Wed 13th Jan 2021
For the courses run in Spring 2021, a trial will be held on Wednesday 13th January, 18.00 – 19.30. Please don't be put off by this. In previous years, nearly all of our players who wanted to attend were able to attend one of the Hub courses.
Dates and times
Sessions will be on Wednesday evenings 18:00-19:30 and will run from 20th January to 31st March.
Number of places available
In 2020 this Hub had capacity for up to 24 participants and we expect capacity in 2021 will be similar. In previous years, the majority if not all of our girls attending trials have been offered a place, but if there are more girls attending trials than there are places available, we expect places to be offered to girls showing the most potential.
Email the Hub Manager, Simon Talbot: email@example.com