Kent County Cricket Club has operated a successful Academy since it was launched in 2003. Joe Denly, Lydia Greenway, Alex Blake, Sam Northeast, Matthew Coles, Sam Billings, Adam Riley, Adam Ball and Daniel Bell-Drummond are just a few of our graduates. Our vision is to be recognised as the benchmark Academy for developing “first class quality” cricketers in England.
The Programme takes a holistic view of the development of the individual with particular emphasis on the following five key areas: Technical, Tactical, Physical, Mental and Lifestyle.
These areas will be addressed over a twelve month period in the following three modules:
Module 1: Assessment - September to December. Complete a rigorous series of assessments to establish the basis for the individually tailored development programme.
Module 2: Preparation - January to April. Provide a comprehensive preparation programme to ensure each player has the best opportunity to succeed in the performance module.
Module 3: Performance - May to August. Agree, coordinate and monitor an individual performance programme for each player where they have the opportunity to realise potential at the appropriate level.
Earlier this week, the Club heard the very sad news that Kent Cricket scoreboard operator, Peter Newman had passed away.
Peter made a great contribution to Kent Cricket over a period of more than fifteen years, as a steward and then more recently as scoreboard operator in the Les Ames Stand. Local residents may also remember Peter for his work at Barton Post Office and Stores.
Chief Executive Officer, Jamie Clifford commented: “Peter will be much missed by all involved with Kent Cricket. He was always happy to help with anything the Club was doing and did so in a very committed way. He cared deeply about all things to do with Kent Cricket and we will all miss his enthusiasm around the Club.”
Peter's family have requested that those who wish to attend the funeral contact the Club for details.
Our thoughts are with Peter’s family at this sad time.