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The club fees are for the 2019/20 academic year. Fees are set by the club and are subject to change the following academic year.

Quote from PitchVision Academy 

"Cardiff Met have a full programme of men's and women's cricket led by a Director of Cricket. After spending time at a couple of coaching sessions I quickly realised the quality of the coaching was as good as it gets outside the professional game. With a squad of over 50 competing for places and the chance to progress to the Cardiff South Wales MCCU, this is no side-line, this is serious cricket.  Normally this level of coaching and competition is reserved for County Academy level.”

 

Based: Cyncoed Campus/SWALEC Stadium

Status: High Performance Programme & affiliated with Cardiff South Wales MCCU

Strategy: To provide a challenging, carefully supported professional environment for players to combine their studies with cricket.

Honours:  MEN – BUCS Indoor National Champions 2011, Finalists 2010 & 2013,2016,2017; BUCS Outdoor Semi-Finals 2014; SWALEC Premier League Indoor Champions 2015. 2nd Team Western A champions 2017

WOMEN – BUCS Indoor National Champions 2012 & 2013, Finalists 2014,2016,2017 (outdoor) Western Conference League winners 2017

Currently Ranked in the BUCS Top 10 for Cricket

Recent Player Achievements: Sophie Luff (England Academy, Somerset CCC & Western Storm Franchise); Carla Rudd (England Academy, Berkshire CCC & Southern Vipers Franchise); Lauren Parfitt (Wales Ladies); Jake Libby (Nottinghamshire CCC & Cornwall CCC; Sam Johnson (Bedfordshire CCC), Callum French (Cambridgshire CCC); Barny Huxtable (Devon CCC); Callum Reid (Wales Minor Counties); Matt Thompson (Devon CCC & Unicorns), Thomas Cullen (Somerset 2nd XI, Leicestershire 2nd XI, Glamorgan 2nd XI & MCC Combined Universities), Alex Thomson (Staffordshire CCC & MCC Combined Universities)

Cardiff Metropolitan University (formally UWIC) is one of the UK’s leading universities for student sport, offering a wide variety of affiliated sports and clubs. Due to its illustrious history and outstanding reputation, Cardiff Met CC is one of the few extremely fortunate clubs to benefit from additional support, enabling our players to achieve and perform at the highest level they can. Some of these privileges include physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, nutritional support and performance analysis. 

We provide three teams for Men’s 1st, 2nd XI, 3rd XI and Women’s 1st XI as well as opportunities to compete in indoor competitions at local and national level. All teams compete in the British Universities Indoor and Outdoor competitions. Training and coaching is supervised by the Head of Cricket whilst students can benefit from the highly regarded MCC Centre of Excellence Scheme which is based at Cardiff Met. The centre – one of six around the country – provides a pathway for players in our programme to combine their studies with opportunities of first-class cricket. We are proud to have contributed towards over fifty past and present students who have made this phenomenal achievement. 

Although we place a substantial emphasis on our cricket, we are equally keen to equip our players with additional skills that will benefit them later in life once their university career has ended. Students have access to coaching courses, opportunities to develop links with local clubs and communities along with professional development tutorage. Hopefully this underpins our firm belief that our students should enrich their lives in as many environments as possible during their time with us, whether that lies inside or outside of cricket. 

Coaching Team 

Gethin Smart

Head of cricket for the 2018/19 season having taken over the running of the club in 2017/18, he previously worked as an assistant coach at the club in 2016/17 academic year. A former club cricketer himself, Gethin has worked as a Sport Development officer and has coached cricket over for the past 12 years in a range of environments; these have included Welsh development centres, Head coach of Sri Vimmalla Cricket club in Sri Lanka and locally within the South Wales League. He holds a ECB Level 2 Coach qualification with aspirations to attend a performance coaching course in the very near future. Gethin brings considerable experience to the Cardiff Met Cricket Programme expanding the current squad to encompass more performance cricketers,  whilst adding significant value to the quality and experience of the cricket programme for both men’s and women’s cricket.

 2018/19 saw Cardiff Met Cricket Club experience its best year in terms of performance; amassing 157 BUCS points; placing Cricket as the 4th most prolific team at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

The club hope to expand its coaching team for the 2018/19 season to include a Women’s head coach and a men’s assistant coach.

Cardiff Met Cricket Performance Programme

Monday: 

7:45 – 9:00          Focus Group Strength & Conditioning

15:00 – 17:30     Nets: Practice

Tuesday:

11:00 -12:30       Individual coaching sessions

Wednesday:

07:45-9:00          Focus Group Strength & Conditioning

15:00-17:00         SWALEC Stadium Group Practice

BUCS GAMES

19:00                     Club Social

Thursday:

13:00 -17.30       Nets: Squad practice

Sunday:

16.00-19.00         Squad Practice - Nets

 

If you could like to find out more about the club please contact our SU Sport team on susport@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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