Copley Cricket Club, Halifax HX3 0UG -
© Copley Cricket Club -
We look forward to 2018 with great optimism and, off the field, we hope to continue improve our facilities with the access road and the car park remaining key priorities. Oliver Thorpe is our new First Team Captain. Oliver plays for the Halifax League representative side and will, at 22, be one of the youngest First Team Captains in the clubs’s history, coming through the juniotr teams at the club from a very young age.
The Club's priorities remain firmly embedded to the themes and values covered in the Mission Statement
Copley Cricket Club is a Yorkshire Cricket Board ("YCB") Focus a Club and has been awarded Sport England's Club Mark accreditation. This means that we have met all the necessary criteria as to; playing programme, coaching, child protection, sports equity, ethics, club management and that we continue to provide a high quality and welcoming environment for young people in sport.
In addition to our 3 league senior teams (two play on Saturday and one on Sunday) in the premier section of their respective leagues. we also have a "development" team that play 40 over friendly games on Sunday's. The main purpose of the team is to introduce more juniors into senior cricket and to provide more opportunity for young players. The initiative is being run jointly with Blackley Cricket Club and the games will be run as weekly, friendly games against the other teams in the 3rd division of the Sunday Section.
We are particularly proud of our thriving junior section. We are a member of the Halifax Junior Cricket League and run teams in the U9's, U11's, U13's, U15's and U17's age categories. We also run a girls team (South Halifax Girls) and fully embrace the ECB's new All Stars for 4 to 7 year olds. We have a dedicated group of qualified ECB coaches (level 1 and level 2) working with these youngsters. We remain committed to to a range of other junior initiatives, including the staging of Junior Festivals. These initiatives continue the emphasis that we have given to schools and junior cricket in recent years and they have considerably increased the Club’s profile with the YCB and within the wider community in Calderdale.
In addition to a magnificent new pavilion the Club enjoys an excellent site for playing and watching cricket in an extremely picturesque setting. There are good quality seats surrounding the playing surface which makes the ground ideal for the staging of "cricket festivals" and "major games." For many years Copley has staged major cup finals and we have hosted the Parish Cup final on a number of occasions. We are, once again, staging the Parish Cup Final on Sunday 5 August 2018.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Our aim is to continue to be one of the leading cricket clubs in Calderdale but, at the same time, to maintain our long standing reputation as a friendly, family orientated club. The development of our juniors, and indeed Junior Cricket in general, continues to be a top priority and is an integral part of the Club’s Mission Statement.
• To promote the game of cricket by continuing to be one of the premier clubs in the Halifax League;
• To maintain our current reputation as a friendly, family orientated, club;
• To be the number one choice of club for parents in the Halifax area when they decide where to send their children to learn and enjoy cricket; and
• To attract not only junior and senior players but also members of the local community by forming partnerships with local businesses and schools.