NB: Due to low application numbers as at the closing date, Wairarapa Cricket are allowing an extension of applications up until Friday 13 July, 5.00pm close-off. The Academies themselves will now commence Sunday 22 July (last Sunday of the School Holidays).

Thanks to the generous support of the Wairarapa Sports Education Trust, the Wairarapa Cricket Association are proud to offer the opportunity for participants to be involved in an extended Accelerated Academy Program for 2018.

There will be two Academies, one for any female players under 21 years of age and one for any male player under 19 years of age. Each will be restricted to a maximum of 12 participants, and both will be run Sunday afternoon / evening. Participants will be required to apply via an online form, providing information around why they should be considered for academy selection – this can be found by going to the Accelerated Academy page

There will be a user pays element for each participant of $ 200 per person.

The Academies will have an emphasis on accelerating development and enhancing existing skills, utilising the formation of individual performance plans, and providing additional elements of a fundamental movement and strength and conditioning education.

Each academy will consist of 14 weeks of coaching run by WCA Senior Mens Coach Neil Perry, with assistance from specific coaches when required. In addition the education program around movement / strength and conditioning will be run by highly qualified Sport Performance and Athletic Development Coach Mark Harris.

The Cricket Academies will be held on Sunday evenings, commencing Sunday 1 July, initially at the Chanel College Gym.

Female Academy – 3.30pm till 4.45pm
Male Academy – 5.00pm till 6.15pm

Additional sessions of Athlete movement education will be provided at times suitable to the participants.

Applications are now open and will close on Sunday 24 June 2018, 5.00pm.