Sports clubs have a vital role to play in providing sporting opportunities for young people, and vice versa; young people have a vital role in providing the future success and development of sports clubs. In most sports it is crucial to the success of the club that they attract and encourage young players. Livingston Cricket Club believes in this philosophy and is committed to providing these opportunities to the young people of the community.
We have a team of enthusiastic, motivated and trained coaches to ensure that the young people are provided with the full support and best opportunities to achieve the greatest benefit to them from participating in cricket.
As a club, we are also conscious that the well being of the young people is critical to the success of the programme and we have an open door policy to the parents/guardians of all those that participate. All of our coaches are Enhanced Disclosure Checked. We have a recognised Child Protection Policy, with a Child Protection Officer who, like the coaches is available to answer any questions and concerns that you may have.
Since the inception of the Junior Section in 2004, we have had the privilege of watching juniors develop and progress from Kwik Cricket through the U13 and U15 age categories to the senior 2nd XI and the senior 1st XI and even to international recognition. During this time juniors who learned their trade at Livingston have been selected for representational cricket at U13, U15 and U17 level at both district and regional level. From 2012, we will be running a U13 hard ball side as well as the popular Kwik Cricket side, that takes part in Kwik cricket festivals across the region. (All parents will be invited to an introductory meeting to explain how we will introduce their children to the hard ball game)
As at all clubs, the more volunteers that we have the easier, so if any of the parents
wish to take a greater role in the club (e.g. assisting at Kwik cricket festivals where their children are playing) then please contact us. If you have any questions then please contact us through the website, or speak direct to the Youth Development Officer, whose details are available on the Office Bearers page of the Club Information tab on the website. We aim to make the Young Kingfishers experience of cricket as safe and as enjoyable as we can providing everyone with the stepping stones and support to achieve their full potential.