We are a charitable trust with the simple aims of:
- Helping more children to play and enjoy the great game of cricket
- Helping the talented to become future stars of the game
We support programmes and projects that help players up to the age of 17 in the county of Devon
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The winner will be announced on the DCB website and also on the DYCF pages
Our first aim is to build a family of supporters of youth cricket in Devon and therefore we ask you to become a member so that we can keep you informed about what is going on. And if you join there are a host of benefits that you can enjoy:
Receipt of the Devon Youth Cricket Foundation Newsletters
Advance notification of and access to tickets for DYCF events
Receipt of the Devon Cricket Yearbook
2 tickets to a Somerset County Championship game
The cost is small:
Under18 and full time students £5 pa
Adults £10 pa
Families £20 pa
Everyone is welcome: current & past players, parents, grandparents, friends, coaches, umpires, and just people who come along to support youth cricket.
Download an application form by clicking here.
And please tell a friend about us and encourage them to join too.
Please email us at email@example.com if you would like some more information.
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In 2011 we ran our Devon Festival of Youth Cricket (see the video below) and our DYCF Golf Day, as well as the DCB Youth Association Summer Draw which raised over £10,000 alone for clubs and youth cricket. In 2012 we will run another DYCF Golf Day (September) and a Ball (21st April) and are looking to support some youth cricket events across the county.
And we also need help to tell our story and increase our membership - across Devon, to your friends and colleagues, to your clubs and to potential sponsors.
If you can help in any of these ways, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make a donation; it's easy to do. Just drop an email to our Treasurer Gavin Lane by clicking on this link. Thank you.
And if you want to sponsor the Foundation or an event, please let us know by emailing us.
We have just invested in the training and qualification of 8 new Club Coach Level coaches in the county, because we know what an impact coaches with this level of training can have. We would like to see a coach of this level of qualification at every club with a youth section but need to raise money to pay for them to be trained. Can you help us please?
Apply for a grant
And lastly, but definitely not least. If we are successful in everything else we do, we will have the funds to invest in youth cricket across the county. If you want us to invest in one of your projects there is an aplication form that you can download here. We are already investing a project to to have a qualified Club Coach Level coach in each youth section in the county and are looking for other projects to fund that help us to achieve our objectives.
And if you are interetsted in the Club Coach Level qualification, please speak to Matt Theedom at the Cricket Centre at Exeter.
Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you as a friend of the Foundation and youth cricket in Devon.
I was lucky enough to have several wonderful years playing youth cricket in Devon. I was delighted to be selected to represent the county at the various age groups and what a start to a career it proved! The first time that brown envelope dropped through my parent’s letter box inviting me to play for Devon U11s was a moment I’ll never forget. Future summer weekends became an event, as my parents ferried me half way round the country to fulfil a splendidly busy fixture list.
I am absolutely delighted to be asked to be Patron of the ‘Devon Youth Cricket Foundation’ and urge you to support what is being done to nurture youth cricket at all levels in the county.
Chris Read, Devon Youth Teams, Captain of the County Champions, Nottinghamshire and Patron of Devon Youth Cricket Foundation
The excellent youth structure in Devon has contributed hugely to the development of some very good cricketers and teams. They teach you to respect and enjoy the game and play it in the right spirit from an early age. Over several years, starting as an under eleven I learnt a huge amount and thoroughly enjoyed my cricket.
The ‘Devon Youth Cricket Foundation’ is a marvellous idea and I hope that everyone who is in any way aware of the terrific work done by Devon Youth Cricket will support this new venture. Future generations of young cricketers deserve our support.
Matt Wood, Devon Youth Teams, Somerset and Nottinghamshire, and 297 for Somerset v Yorkshire