Cricket is a popular sport amongst both boys and girls at Mount Kelly and the school boasts an impressive fixture list.
Pupils benefit from professional coaching, a number of beautiful pitches, artificial nets and an indoor sports hall which allows cricket to be played throughout the year. Cricket is delivered in games sessions at all ages in the summer term and extra training is available in one of the multiple net sessions offered throughout the week.
In recent years teams have embarked on international tours, including a successful First XI tour to Dubai in March 2018.
This is our selected out-of-season training programme for each major sport. These academies enable us to prepare effectively for the season ahead, by improving our pupils’ individual skills as well as creating a team culture in which they are able to learn from one another. Our Heads of Sport lead the sessions at both Junior and Senior level, using contemporary coaching strategies to develop and improve individual core skills. Coaches will also start laying the foundations for what we refer to as ‘The Mount Kelly Way’ – a commonly understood set of principles that will underpin not only our playing strategy, but also our wider sporting ethos. The aim is that all age groups – from the youngest teams at the Prep, to the first teams at the College – will train and play to an established pattern, with a consistent philosophy of coaching and playing.
James Carr originates from Plymouth and has played cricket at county and regional level, captaining Devon from U14 to U17 and playing until U21. James has played at Premier League level with Plympton CC, where he is still involved when time permits.
With a passion for coaching and teaching, James completed his studies at Plymouth Marjon University and went on to work as Cricket Development Officer for Hertfordshire Cricket Board. James has coached across numerous Devon age groups, from U12 to U15 boys and girls, and was Head Coach for Devon Women, winning a national cup with Devon U13 girls. In Hertfordshire, James coached for the county and elite training programmes.
James is currently working at Mount Kelly and Tavistock College, and has been County Coach for the Devon U12 and U13 boys for the past three years and is Head Coach of the Youth Development Centre for Torbay.
Mount Kelly is proud to be working in partnership with the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation (MCCF). Mount Kelly was recently nominated as an MCCF Hub, joining 38 other Hubs around the country. The aim of the MCCF Hubs programme is to boost cricketing opportunities for talented children from state schools in the UK. Specialist sessions include technical, tactical, strength and conditioning and game based learning. The cricket training is free of charge for state educated children in Year 7 (11 to 12 years old) and if interest is high, trials will be held to select participants. The high quality coaching for the Hub is delivered by Brenden Worth, who has been coaching cricket for many years and has won the Outstanding Services to Cricket Award for his community engagement coaching. Mount Kelly is delighted to be supporting the development of cricket and young people in the local community through the MCCF programme.
For more information or to register your interest please contact Brenden Worth at [email protected] or 07889518433