Shine Cricket Development Squads

As the cricket season approaches there is some exciting news for Golden Hill families as Bristol YMCA CC’s shirt sponsors Shine Sports Coaching are set to launch a new team based coaching programme called Shine Cricket Development Squads which is aimed at boys and girls of all abilities from under 6s, 7s, 8s and 9s age level.

The Saturday morning sessions will run from 5th May 2018 for 12 weeks and will utilise the great outdoor facilities available at Golden Hill although the teams will have the option to relocate to Shine Community Sports Hall in the event of wet weather conditions.

The activities will be coordinated by popular YM’s cricketer/youth coach Andy Hyde and his team of ECB qualified coaches. Each hour long session will involve a combination of small sided matches, skills, technical drills and cricket themed exercises with an emphasis on healthy fun. The sessions are set to replace the soft ball drop-in morning sessions held at Golden Hill in previous years, although the popular hard ball sessions will continue for those involved at junior cricket club level.

Play Matches in your new Shine JCC Kit

Shine director John Colley was delighted at the early interest in the different age groups and added “We believe a squad based activity such as this promotes a culture of continuity and consistency amongst the players, the coaches and the parents. It also acts as a platform to joining one of the local junior cricket clubs such as YM. The different age groups will play matches in their new Shine JCC kit and enjoy the positive side of team sport liking making new friends. Places are limited and we anticipate a sell out at each age group so if your child likes cricket I recommend you book early”.

The annual registration fee of £75.00 per child includes an official Shine Junior Cricket Club shirt and cap which they retain at the end of each season.

If you would like to register your boy or girl in the appropriate age group please visit  If you require further information have a look at these FAQS or contact Shine’s cricket co-ordinator Andy Hyde by email or call 01174 033 033.