Welcome to the West Area Cricket Association, (WACA)
WACA delivers youth cricket in partnership with Sussex Cricket Board and Sussex County Cricket Club. Sussex Area cricket is divided into four areas, West, North, South and East.
The aim of area cricket is to produce talented cricketers. Our Area coaching programme is delivered to players aged 10-15 and our aim is to produce the next Sussex professional cricketer. The area programme also acts as a bridge between club cricket and county age group cricket, with the emphasis on nurturing potential and player development.
The West area leagues are also organised by the committee, with teams playing throughout the summer, starting with soft ball pairs cricket for the younger age groups, to hard ball U16 matches.
Once again, we will be running Junior Indoor Cricket Leagues throughout the winter at The Six Villages Sports Centre & in Worthing for U10s, U12s and U14s. This is a great way our young players can develop their skills and have great fun in a fast moving cricket match.
Identifying and nurturing potential talent by clubs is vitally important. Assessments for the Western Warrior squads takes place at the end of the summer. Players can trial for the following pre Christmas training squads:
- U11 Softball – replaces our LTAD programme for 2014. Fun sessions aimed at players aged 11 and under who are either new to the game or do not have enough experience in hardball cricket
- U11 Hardball
Our Pre Christmas training progamme leads to County age group selection. Post Christmas, the Western Warriors continue to run both U11 Softball and Hardball squads, but the squads at U12/13 and U14/15 merge with the Northern Knights, therefore creating a ‘West Sussex’ team. Both U11 teams play in the Sussex Area Festival against North, South and East Area’s throughout the summer. All of our training programmes take place at the Littlehampton Academy.
Many of our young players have been selected for the Sussex County youth squads and Emerging Player Programme. It is always satisfying to see former area players having success at senior level with their clubs, there is much evidence of this within the senior leagues.
We are fortunate to have a very well qualified team of coaches, led by our Western Warriors Head Coach Alan Smith. We are also supported by the Development Team at the Sussex Cricket Board.
The hard working committee, who are all voluntary, organise and administer all Area activities. All of this is self-funding. If you feel you would like to help in anyway please contact me directly.
Please come back and visit the website for further information and updates on all things West Area cricket.
Steve Feazey (Acting West Area Chairman)
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