Summer training evenings with barbecue and bar
In a normal year, we have the bar open for every junior training session, and especially on Fridays when the youngest players train and lots of parents stay to watch, a group of parents usually fire up the barbecue, with all profits going to the club.
End of season celebration & awards
At the end of each season, in early September, we run an end of season celebration and junior awards day, which usually starts with our players playing lots of fun games of cricket, moves on to a barbecue and ends with a celebration of the season, with team managers giving *short* speeches about the highlights of their squad's year, every player getting a medal, many players getting 'highly commended' certificates and around 4 players per age-group being presented with trophies for being the stand-out players of the year. Awards are given not just for performance, but also for effort, improvement, training and playing in the spirit of cricket and sometimes for other special reasons as judged by team managers.