School Programmes

On this page you will find information relating to all school delivery programmes & festival days offered by WCA development staff at a variety of levels.

Some of these programmes are NZ Cricket initiatives which are delivered nationwide by Association staff (Super Starter Cricket Skills) and others are WCA created (Back Yard Cricket & Girls Cricket Hubs) which have been designed to cater for the specific needs of our community.

Delivery Programmes & Festival Days

NZC Super Starter Skills Programme

In-School delivery for Primary Schools, 4 sessions per class covering transferable and cricket specific skills. For more information refer to this PDF:

Back Yard Cricket

A Wairarapa designed skill delivery programme for Year 9 & 10 secondary school students, run by the WCA development team. The delivery involves basic transferable skill coaching (catching and throwing), combined with more specific cricket elements (bowling and batting) over 3 lessons per PE class. The 3rd lesson is a game of Back Yard Cricket (all equipment provided by the WCA) which incorporate all class participants and all skill development.

The WCA host an inter-school Back Yard Cricket finals day in November of each year with all participating schools invited to send two to three teams (mixed gender) to compete at the QE II Oval.

Girls Cricket Hubs – Schools

The Centres of Influence, or Hubs, will be run in after-school settings, with each School or Hub being offered a programme of up to 6 weeks duration for each term (both 4 and 1 depending on take and sustainability). 

Each Hub setting will utilise a Teacher in Charge model as a point of organisation and contact. This TIC will be provided with support around coach assistance and development, including organisational awareness and systems as appropriate. 

The Wairarapa Cricket Female Development Staff will lead the delivery in the coach & volunteer aspect, whilst also ensuring participant involvement is enjoyable and appropriate (under the physical literacy framework). This will include a consistent coach and athlete-led approach with the athletes at the forefront of development and seeking engagement from them in terms of what they would like to practice/work on. 

CWC Festival Day

6th November 2019 out at Rathkeale College. Two grades, Yr 5&6 and Yr 7&8. Max 8 teams per grade, first in first served.

To enter your school team or for more information please email fdo [at] wairarapacricket [dot] co [dot] nz

Primary Girls Festival Day

See attached PDF to view further information