Farningham Cricket Club
Junior Section provides coaching and matches for children aged 4 to
16, overseen by a group of ECB Qualified Coaches and ably assisted by a number
of committed volunteers.
The Junior Section has in excess of 100 members, training on
various days of the week and playing league and friendly cricket across the
North of Kent.
Our well renowned Club Nights often see in excess of 60 juniors training
at the club on each night, with the U11 age groups and below receiving coaching
on Thursday Evenings, the U13s and U15s coaching on Mondays both nights see many a parent
enjoying a drink and a bite to eat from the patio overlooking the private
Our training setup is designed to cater for both age and ability,
with a team of coaches working towards a specific programme drawn up by our Head
Coach, designed to allow children to get the most out of the game, in terms of
both enjoyment and skill acquisition.
We have ECB ClubMark accreditation which means we adhere to
rigorous quality standards with all of our coaches are DBS checked. Child
welfare is extremely important to us and we have dedicated Child Welfare
Officers (CWO) to ensure that each child, and their parents, have an
independent point of contact for any concerns.
Code of Conduct
Cricket Club is fully committed to the safeguarding the wellbeing of all
members, be they junior or senior, at all times.
cricketers should come to training sessions and matches with plenty of
fluids and sunscreen during hot days. Cricketers should not share drinking
junior cricketers, when batting during hard ball cricket, must wear a helmet with face-guard that
complies with British Standards (in this case BS7928:1998 Specification
for Head Protectors for Cricketers, British Standards Institute). These
are supplied by all leading manufacturers. They must also wear protective
leg pads, abdominal protector/box, batting gloves, and use a bat that is
fit for purpose. Whilst we recommend that all players have their own kit
(specifically box and helmet) the club does carry spare equipment for each
age group in case of need. The suitability of club equipment is monitored
by the coaching team.
when keeping up to the stumps, where a hard ball is being used, must wear
a helmet with a face guard that complies with British Standards. All
wicketkeepers must also use a protector/box, wicket-keeping gloves and leg
do not accept parental authority for juniors to remove their helmet (as
above) under any circumstances.
footwear should be worn.
in doubt on any of the above points please speak to any of the club coaches.
and guardians are welcome to stay and watch their children be coached or
play their games, though this is entirely at your option.