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Make new friends and try Visually Impaired cricket

16 June 2017

In partnership with Berkshire Stags VI CC, and with the support of Sportivate, Future Legends have just announced a series of free taster cricket sessions for the visually impaired.

The launch of these sessions, designed to recruit new people into playing the sport, has been the result of the c oaching work Future Legends have been undertaking with the Berkshire Stags during 2017.

Jeanette Stacey, secretary of  the Stags said "we know how much fun our current players have playing VI cricket, and working with Future Legends, we wanted to increase the number of players who enjoy the benefits of VI cricket".

The sessions run on Saturdays and start at Burnham Grammar school. Anyone can turn up and play and the sessions are completely FREE. For any questions, please contact Nigel Bruce on 01628 302014.

Gerrards Cross pick Future Legends

10th February 2017

Gerrards Cross Cricket Club have announced that their junior coaching will now be handled by local coaching company, Future Legends.

The club fields three adult league teams and a full complement of age group sides in the Bucks league and has a sizeable junior section, with a number of players representing their county.

Colts Co-ordinator, David Snushall said “Like most clubs, our junior section is very important to us, so it was important that we chose the right partner to manage the coaching. Future Legends have a great track record and we’re very much looking forward to working with them”.

Gerrards Cross follows hot on the heels of the company’s appointment by Berkshire Stags, the county’s visually impaired cricket club, and adds to an impressive roster of other local clubs who entrust Future Legends with their junior coaching requirements.

World class fielder delivers masterclass for young players
 

19 December 2016

Lydia Greenway, described as “the best fielder in women’s cricket” delivered an excellent masterclass on Sunday for the young cricketers attending Future Legends Elite course.

Greenway, 31, who played over 200 times for England and retired in June of this year, was a top order batter and excellent fielder. The masterclass focussed on fielding with a series of intensive and unique drills, and was very well received by the players.

“It was a real privilege for both the players and the coaches to see Lydia in action” commented Nigel Bruce, “her masterclass was thorough, professional and most importantly highly enjoyable”.

This session was the most recent masterclass run by top level cricketers for Future Legends and discussions are taking place with some exciting names for 2017.

 

 

 

Lydia Greenway made her debut for England in 2003 against Australia in Brisbane. She played 14 tests, 126 ODIs and 85 T20s, with a best score of 125* against South Africa. She now combines playing for Kent Women and the Southern Vipers with a coaching and public speaking career.

Berkshire Stags partner with Future Legends

18 November 2016
 
Berkshire Stags, the Visually Impaired cricket club that represents the Berkshire, Bucks & Oxon region has appointed professional cricket coaching company Future Legends to work with the club and run its winter and summer coaching.
 
The Stags were established in 2010 and include male and female blind and visually impaired players. The team plays in the Blind Cricket England and Wales development league, where it competes with the likes of Kent and Surrey and has played in the British Blind Sport Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup.
 
The squad are centred around Slough although with a number of players from further afield, Maidenhead has been selected as the training centre for 2017, with community club Pinkneys Green Cricket Club generously donating training facilities for the summer. Home games will once again be played at Binfield CC.
 
Don Reed, Chairman of the club said “The Stags plays a very important part in the lives of our players – it is not just about cricket but the camaraderie and social engagement is very important for people who are visually impaired. We’re excited about working with Future Legends and look forward to a very successful and productive partnership”.
 
For further information contact Jeanette Stacey, Secretary, Berkshire Stags VI CC (jeanette@berkshirevision.org.uk) or Nigel Bruce on 01628 302014 or nigel@futurelegends.cricket

Playing cricket to the max!

 

News release  29 September 2016

We all know that cricket is heading down a T20 path - whilst that may offend the purists, the skills and intent demonstrated in T20 cricket are transferable to every format of the game.

Our Ehighly successful Elite course, now running for the fourth year is focussing on 'cricket to the max'!

 

Our sessions, utilising a number of guest coaches will help every player to fulfil their potential and maximise their capabilities. Whether you are a batter, bowler, fielder or keeper, this course will help you to do everything that little bit more effective - making the 5% difference.

 

The sessions will be great fun and will feature extrensive use of video and radar speed guns, and will enable boys to measure their performance and focus on areas of improvement.

 

The sessions run at St John Beaumont school in Old Windsor, starting pn Sunday 13th November. For more details call 01628 302014.

Ladies thoughts turn to 2017!

 

News release 2 August 2016

As we head towards the end of the summer, women's thoughts are already turning towards next season! Not just because of the Women's World Cup in England next year, but because the Beaconsfield Ladies are looking forward to developing their skills over the winter in preparation for next summer.

 

The ladies section at Beaconsfield started in January and has been an outstanding success with 30 first time cricketers signing up for a winter programme followed by a series of games in the summer against clubs like Ballinger, Cublington, Chesham,and Maidenhead. The watchword for the ladies has been fun and enjoyment with a strong streak of competitiveness! They have enjoyed developing their new found skills and practising them in match situations.

 

Their pre-Christmas training starts indoors on Tuesday 13th September. New players and absolute beginners to the game are very welcome. For more details call Jenny Rodgers on 07970 085834.

Future Legends coach to make Minor Counties debut

 

News release 29 July 2016

Future Legends is proud to announce that coach Tahir Kazmi will make his Minor Counties debut for Buckinsghamshire at the weekend, playing against Hertfordshire.

 

Kazmi, who is currently studying at Ozford Brookes University, plays in the Surrey Championship and his selection for Bucks is another step on the ladder to professional cricket - his lifetime goal.

 

Tahir said "I am delighted to have been picked by Bucks and am really looking forward to the game. The challenge of facing Herts bowlers will be slightly different from dealing with six and seven year olds at this week's Future Legends summer camps, but will be just as enjoyable!".

2016 T20 Summer Camp programme announced

 

News release 17 June 2016
 

Future Legends have just announced their 2016 summer holiday cricket camp programme. This years programme features five three day camps during late July and early August. All the courses are in partnership with the clubs concerned - Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, Little Marlow and Pinkneys Green.

 

The camps are designed to be fun and help boys and girls aged 6-13 to make the most of their summer holidays. Every day features new skills, practising old one, playing games and challenges, with prozes and rewards to be earned!

 

The dates of the five camps are on our summer camp page and if you have any questions please call George on 01628 302014.

New parents & tots course starts this Saturday

 

News release 6 June 2016
 

Future Legends have partnered with Active Bucks and Bucks County Council to deliver a new course targeted at 2-5 year odls and their parents. The multisport course is designed to get the very young into the habit of fun physical activity and will be running at Chalfont St Peter Cricket Club.

 

With no booking required, and each session costing just £2 per family, we're looking forward to seeing lots of little ones and their parents this coming Saturday. The course runs for the duration of the summer and kicks off each Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. and lasts 45 minutes.

 

Just pay and play, but if you ha ve any queries please call our office on 01628 302014.

It's summer! Cricket for boys and girls aged 3-8 starts next week

 

News release 13 May 2016


 

After the success of the first term of the year, Future Legends have just announced the details of the summer Mini Legends programme for 2016.  

 

The highly popular cricket and movement courses for boys and girls aged 3-8 are available in four venues for this summer and will all take place on Saturday mornings.

 

Summer 2016 sees Mini Legends courses in Beaconsfield, Burnham, Maidenhead and Marlow, with Future Legends running over 100 sessions during the year. The Mini Legends concept has become increasingly popular as it gives boys and girls a first introduction into this great game.

As one of the parents said "“My son and daughter loved the Mini Legends classes in the  summer. They were really good fun sessions and definitely helped  K & J with their self-confidence”.

 

The summer term starts on 21st May and runs for ten week. Full venue details and times are on the Mini Legends flyer, which can be downloaded below.                           

 

For any further information please call George Stevens on 01628 302014.

Marlow Park CC appoint Future Legends to coach junior section
News release 22 April 2016

Future Legends are delighted to announce that they have been appointed by Marlow Park Cricket Club to provide cricket coaching to their growing junior session. The club, is based in the heart of Marlow and the club competes in the Thames Valley League.

 

Future Legends will be providing squad coaching on junior night together with specialist wicket keeper coaching. 

 

"As someone who previously played at the club, I am thrilled to welcome Marlow Park CC to our growing club partnership family" commented NIgel Bruce of Future Legends. "Having seen and coached some of their junior players it's going to be an exciting summer to help these cricketers fully express their potential".

Knotty Green CC pick Future Legends

News release 15 April 2016

Future Legends are delighted to announce that they have been appointed by Knotty Green Cricket Club to provide cricket coaching to their growing junior session. The club, which is 112 years old, is based just outside Beaconsfield town centre and from this year, the club competes in the Morrant Chilterns League.

 

Future Legends will be providing squad coaching on two nights during the week together with specialist wicket keeper coaching. 

 

"We are delighted to welcome Knotty Green CC to our growing partnership roster" commented NIgel Bruce of Future Legends. "It's a relatively small club but one that has great potential for growth and we are looking forward to helping their juniors loving this fantastic game".

Mini Legends 2016 programme announced

 

News release 5 February 2016

 

Future Legends have just announced the details of their 'Mini Legends' programme for 2016.  

 

The highly popular cricket and movement courses for boyus and girls aged 3-8 have been expanded to five venues for 2016 and will now all take place on Saturday mornings.

 

2016 sees Mini Legends courses in Amersham, Beaconsfield, Burnham, Maidenhead and Marlow, with Future Legends running over 100 sessions during the year. The Mini Legends concept has become increasingly popular as it gives boys and girls a first introduction into this great game.

As one of the parents said "“My son and daughter loved the Mini Legends classes in the  summer. They were really good fun sessions and definitely helped  K & J with their self-confidence”.

 

The 2016 courses are split into three terms - the first of which runs for eight weeks and starts on 5th March. Full venue details and times are on the Mini Legends flyer, which can be downloaded below.                           

 

For any further information please call George Stevens on 01628 302014.

Lions off to a flying start!

 

News release 17 January 2016
 

Winter training is underway for the Future Legends Lions, the unique development squad that first played in 2015. Last year saw the Lions play a range of development fixtures, including a four day tour to play against the German U19 national team in Bremen. But last year wasnt just about cricket, it was about the boys developing and furthering their passion for the game.

 

Four boys graduated from the 2015 Lions into county squads, but more improtantly a number of lifelong friendships were forged. With a dramatic increase of numbers in 2016 - the squad numbers 22, all the signs are positive for an exciting season ahead. The winter training is now well in progress and fixtures begin in April.

If boys are interested in becoming part of the Lions, then please call Nigel Bruce on
01628 302014.

These girls definitely can!

 

News release 4 December 2015
 

As women’s cricket continues its exciting growth, Future Legends have just announced two new 2016 indoor courses ahead of next cricket season.
In association with Beaconsfield Cricket Club, and with support from Bucks Cricket, Future Legends are running a
Women’s Cricket Academy – targeted at females aged 15+. The course which runs for 10 weeks at Beaconsfield High School will introduce the women to the key skills required to play cricket ahead of their summer friendly fixture list.


In the same week the Girls Academy is running for its second term after a highly successful and enjoyable introduction pre-Christmas. With two girls now in the Bucks cricket set-up we’re expecting others to follow as the girls have made rapid progress. The Girls Academy is targeted at girls 8+, making Future Legends a unique provider of female cricket from 8 to adult.


For more information, call Nigel Bruce on 01628 30201401628 302014.

 

Lions 2016 programme announced

 

News release 2 November 2015
 

After the success of the Lions team in 2015, plans have just been confirmed for the launch of Lions 2016.

The Lions, the Future Legends Academy team, covers the age range from 14-18 and designed to give talented boys high quality cricket, both in 50 over and T20 formats. We know that boys develop at different rates and the Lions addresses this, giving boys the chance to train and play in an environment with quality coaching and players of similar ability.

 

For some players the Lions is a fun and varied experience – not many cricketers get to play against the German U19 national team in Bremen, whilst for others it is a stepping stone into county cricket – indeed four of the Lions class of 2015 have recently been selected by Berkshire age group teams.


The squad benefits from a winter training programme starting in January and weekly summer training, plus a wide and varied summer fixture list.


Boys who are interested should email George Stevens.

Girls Winter Academy now open!

 

News release 4 September 2015


Future Legends have just announced their winter Academy programme, which this year focusses on girls aged 7 upwards. The Academy sessions will be taking place at the excellent indoor facilities in Beaconsfield High School on Sunday mornings, starting 20th September.

 

The Girls Performance Academy is the first girls only Academy that Future Legends have run and reflects the increasing popularity of girls and women's cricket. Having worked with over one hundred girls during the summer, our coaches are looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that this creates.

First European cricket for the Lions

 

News release 10 August 2015

 

The Future Legends Lions have just returned from a ground breaking tour to Germany, where they played a series of warm-up games against the German U19 national team. 

 

The German team were engaged in a training camp ahead of their imminent ICC competition in Brussels. As part of the camp Future Legends were invited to be the opposition in Bremen, and the busy schedule incorporated two fifty over games and two T20 contests.

 

All four games were good contests and it is fair to say that if our catching had been up to scratch we would have won the two longer form clashes. We were well looked after by our German Cricket Board hosts and the long weekend was an enjoyable trip and a brilliant experience for all the boys, playing against very focussed and competitive opposition. Thanks to Brian, and his coaches, and good luck to the German team for the week in Brussels!

 

Footnote - subsequently the German team won the competition in Brussels including a victory over fierce rivals, France!

 

Mini Legends go from strength to strength

 

News release 13 July 2015
 

Whatever the ECB says, we see ongoing rises in participation in cricket, starting from the very young. Our Mini Legends programme, expanded for 2015, has seen significant growth this year and our weekly courses are now moving into their third terms.

 

The courses are for boys and girls aged 3-8 and give children an introduction to the game in a structured and fun environment. The courses help develop core motor skills, teamwork and communication and have attracted a very loyal following.

 

The courses run for an hour in Maidenhead, Marlow and Farnham Royal and are fantastic value at just £5 per session. The final outdoor term of the year is booking fast now, so book your child on your local Mini Legends course now.

 

 

2015 T20 Summer holiday cricket camps announced

 

News release 9 June 2015

 

We have just announced our programme for keeping the kids entertained during the sunmmer holidays. This year is our biggest programme yet, with camps announced at five cricket clubs, covering Beaconsfield, Maidenhead, Marlow and Slough.

 

All our camps run from 9:30 - 3:30 and are either two or three day duration. We've also paid great attention to pricing - we know that summer holidays are expensive for parents and have ensured that our camps are better value than those provided by others, in some cases ours being cheaper by almost 40%!!!

 

We've also ensured that our programmes are carefully designed to engage the kids. All our coaches are suitably qualified and understand how to manage these camps.

See our website, www.futurelegends.cricket for full details of our camps.

Competition winner announced!

 

News release 29 April 2015

 

We have had an incredible response to our win a junior cricket bat competition. We're pleased to announce that the winner is 9 year old George Rackstraw, who answered the questions correctly and gave the best answer to his ambitiions for the 2015 season.

George will be receiving his brand new bat very soon.

My first team now available to buy

 

News release 23 April 2015

 

The unique parent's guide to U9 cricket is now available for purchase. This 12 page guide tells you everything you need to know about U9 cricket and will save you money too! Published in association with both Berkshire Cricket and Bucks Cricket My First Team is an invaluable guide for parents everywhere.  To buy your copy, simply click here to buy online or call 01628 30201401628 302014.

Beaconsfield CC engage Future Legends to work with junior cricketers

 

News release 10 April 2015

 

Leading Thames Valley League club Beaconsfield CC has just announced that it has selected professional cricket coaching company, Future Legends, to develop and support the club’s junior section in 2015.

This partnership is designed to help develop the club’s expanding junior cricketers by supplementing the club’s existing coaches and parental support. The focus of the activity is to give young cricketers the best experience they can at this large and successful club.
 

Beaconsfield has a record of success at junior levels with a large number of boys representing Bucks in age group cricket. With over 240 junior cricketers at the club the objective is to continue the children’s love affair with the game of cricket.
 

Future Legends is run by experienced County coaches who work hard to ensure that the club’s sessions give players real value – in terms of development, achievement and enjoyment.
 

The junior sessions start on Sunday 26th April and any questions should be addressed to Tim Fallowfield Co-ordinator of Colts Cricket at Beaconsfield CC.

Unique parents' guide to U9 cricket launched

 

News release 3 April 2015

 

Future Legends has just launched My First Team a unique guide to under 9 cricket designed for parents with little or no cricketing knowledge. The twelve page full colour guide covers all the key areas – what equipment parents need to buy, what should parents expect, a guide to the rules, how to engage with managers and coaches and a reminder about the Spirit of Cricket. With useful links and contacts too, My First Team will be invaluable to parents as their children prepare to play in a team for the first time.

 

“The guide was prompted by parents”, commented Nigel Bruce. “With us coaching a number of u9 squads for clubs, parents have already asked for advice about what they need to provide for their child this season. Those involved in the game assume that, for example, everyone knows what pads or boxes are and how much they cost. Actually parents who have no cricket experience don’t necessarily know and do get confused.”

The guide, which is published in association with Berkshire Cricket, is priced at £5. Packs of 10 copies are available to clubs at £40. The guide will be published on 10th April and copies will be available from George Stevens on 01628 302014 or through the Future Legends website.

We're now dotty! Future Legends dot cricket

 

News release 30 March 2015

 

Future Legends is passionate about cricket, so when the chance came to change our web address we grabbed it with both hands! Our website is now at www.futurelegends.cricket one of the new web addresses that have recently been made available by the internet authorities.


Our existing web address www.futurelegends.me.uk is still operative but we just felt that our new url was more memorable and accurately reflected our business as we look forward to the new season.

 

Chalfont St Peter CC select Future Legends

 

News release 12 March 2015


Chalfont St Peter Cricket Club has just announced that it has selected professional cricket coaching company, Future Legends, to develop and support the club’s junior section in 2015.

 

This partnership is designed to help develop the club’s expanding junior cricketers by supplementing the club’s existing coaches and parental support. The focus of the activity is to give young cricketers the best experience they can at this picturesque and dynamic club.

 

Future Legends is run by experienced County coaches who work hard to ensure that the club’s sessions give players real value – in terms of development, achievement and enjoyment.

 

The club has a full complement of teams in the Bucks junior leagues and with Future Legends on board, the club will be hoping for a great season ahead.


For further information contact Nigel Bruce of Future Legends on 01628 302014.

Little Marlow CC appoint Future Legends to handle junior growth

 

News release 26 February 2015


Little Marlow Cricket Club  has just announced that it has selected professional cricket coaching company, Future Legends to develop and refresh the club’s colts and junior sections.

 

This partnership is designed to develop the club’s existing junior cricketers and to attract new players to the club. The focus of the activity is to attract young first-time cricketers to this picturesque club and retain its key role at the heart of the local community.

 

Future Legends is run by experienced County coaches who work hard to ensure that sessions give players real value – in terms of development, achievement and enjoyment.

 

The cricket season is but weeks away, and indoor training for the junior cricketers at The Redgrave Sports Centre in Marlow starts on Saturday 14th March for three weeks.  The indoor nets begin at 16:00 for boys and girls aged between 3 and 9.

 

The first session is absolutely FREE, and all are welcome – members or new members, experienced players or complete beginners.

 

For further information contact Nigel Bruce of Future Legends on 01628 302014 or Stephen Shore of LMCC on 07723 445125.

2015 Academy programme starts this week

 

News release 15 February 2015


This Friday (February 20) sees the start of the 2015 Future Legends Academy programme. Launched on 2014 the Academy has quickly grown in popularity and has now relocated to St Bernard’s Grammar School in Slough for the indoor part of the programme.

 

The Academy, which is open to boys and girls aged 6-17, is designed to help players of all abilities, from the complete novice to those playing representative cricket. With an ethos based on fun and improvement, the Academy is run by the founders of Future Legends and reflects their passion for cricket!

 

The Academy runs indoors until the Easter holidays before moving outside to Farnham Royal Cricket Club. Sessions last 75 minutes and the initial block of six sessions is priced at £55. Pay and play is available at £10 per session.

Boys attending the Academy have already progressed into county age group squads, and the Academy expects more to follow during the course of 2015.

Mini Legends just got bigger!

 

News release 20 January 2015


Future Legends have just announced the launch of their 2015 programme for children aged 3-8. The launch, which features many exciting new developments, is based upon the success of the course that ran in Maidenhead during 2014.

Now the company has announced a rebranding to Mini Legends, a new sponsor and new venues, as it brings its unique brand of youth development coaching to both Marlow and Slough.


"We're absolutely thrilled about the way the 2015 programme has shaped up" commented George Stevens, Head of Operations. "We've built on the success of the Maidenhead course, added two new venues and are now working with the support of Goyals – the long established Maidenhead family business that has supplied schoolwear to generations of school children".


The Mini Legends courses are all about fun, fun, fun and reward for the boys and girls. They'll be using new equipment for 2015 which they will love and booking for an eight week term gets them a free t-shirt too!
The courses start at the end of February and bookings are open now via the website.

 

Sponsors of Mini Legends 2015

Indoor cricket proves its worth!

 

News release 3 January 2015

Future Legends welcomed in the New Year with the third edition of their popular EBT Indoor Tournament.

 

A full day, with some excellent cricket, went off smoothly with just one injury. The competition was won by Tommy Predgens' Stags, with Keiran Grey awarded the MVP of the day.
 

 

EB Lions set to roar!


News release 8 December 2014

 

Future Legends has just announced its first team launch – 2015 will see the first season of the EB Lions – a team designed to give promising young cricketers the opportunity to play longer form cricket with their peers.


As a result of the recent changes to representative cricket many promising young players now have little opportunity to play with boys of similar ability. Our role is to help these boys to continue their development and most importantly ensure their continuing love for the game.


Contrary to misinformation spread by some local junior cricket officials, the EB Lions is not competing with clubs to “steal their players”. We expect most, if not all, our squad to play both adult and junior age group cricket for their clubs. The EB Lions fulfils a completely different role and will play an important part in the transition to adult cricket – we’re trying to minimise the dropout of participation in cricket that the ECB are rightly concerned about.


Our winter training starts in January and we’re looking forward to a great season ahead.


If any clubs would like a friendly Sunday fixture please contact george@futurelegends.me.uk.

Lack of English quickies sad and unnecessary, says Jones

 

News release 24 November

 

At the Future Legends masterclass on Sunday, ex county cricketer Steffan Jones bemoaned the lack of real English quick bowlers at the top level.

 

Jones, who has now become one of the country’s leading cricket s & c coaches,  explained that gym work is not the answer. He explained that many English test bowlers are superbly fit athletes, but have not had the right specialist training to make them truly quick bowlers. Jones was an 80 mph seamer but two seasons of hard work, using training methods he designed himself, allowed him to achieve the 90 mph mark.


He then went to show great examples from around the world – Brett Lee, Shoaib Akthar, Shaun Tait, Dale Steyn – but wasn’t happy that the real pace bowlers in this country – Meaker, Mills – don’t get a look in. He told the young players not to worry about line and length, develop your pace and the rest can follow.


The masterclass  at Langley Grammar School was attended by young players and coaches from all over the Home Counties and gave everyone plenty to think about with next season still six months away, giving them time to up their mph before April!

 

This Future Legends masterclass was sponsored by EAS – Chartered Financial Planners and Richard Graham

 

Can you be a Speed Demon too?

 

News release 17 November

 

This Sunday sees the first demonstration of Steffan Jones’s SPEED DEMON workshop in Berkshire. The ex Somerset and Derbyshire pace bowler has become one of the UK’s leading cricket strength coaches, helping both bowlers and batsmen to maximise their potential.

 

Sunday’s Masterclass, sponsored by EAS Chartered Financial Planners & Richard Graham is being staged at the impressive sports hall facility at Langley Grammar School, between 1:00 and 3:00. The Masterclass is open to young players (there just a handful of places left) coaches and parents, and tickets can be reserved at www.futurelegends.me.uk.

 

The Masterclass will give young bowlers all the tools they need to make themselves stronger, quicker and better bowlers so it will definitely prove to be an interesting afternoon!

Learn from one of the country's leading coaches

 

News release 3 November

 

"My name is Steffan Jones. I am a professional County Cricketer, Coach and Strength & Conditioning Expert.

Having played professional cricket for 20 years has helped me realize what works and what does not work. And I intend to take this a step forward.

 

I wish to share my experiences, the right techniques, and training methods with aspiring cricketers who want to stay fit, get strong, avoid injuries and bowl fast. Fast bowling is an art that requires discipline and tremendous work ethic. If you're serious about taking your game to the 'next' level, then you've come to the right place."


"Its no coincidence that during the best period in my career I was trained by Steffan Jones" - Marcus Trescothick


We're delighted to bring Steffan to Langley for our masterclass, sponsored by EAS – Chartered Financial Planners & Richard Graham.

 

The masterclass will be enlightening for young players, coaches and parents alike and is on Sunday 23rd November at Langley Grammar School Sports Hall between 1:00 and 3:00. Tickets are £10 for young players (numbers limited) and £5 for spectators. Book at www.futurelegends.me.uk.

Test cricketer puts Legends through their paces

 

News release 20 October 
 
The boys attending the Future Legends Elite course had the privilege yesterday of meeting and being advised by ex-Test cricketer Aftab Habib. Having told the group a little about his early cricket experiences, he told us that the fastest bowler he faced was Wasim Akram - "a nasty piece of work with the ball in his hand!"
 
He then worked with a group of 7 batters, particularly focussing on playing the short ball and manipulating the strike. All the boys learnt from the session and were excited to talk to a cricketer who had worn the three lions.

 

The group was pleased to hear the positive messages  that Aftab delivered, which had echoed the batting themes of the previous weeks on the course. Future Legends were delighted to work with him and will be doing so again in the future.
 
Having debuted for Reading CC 1st XI at the age of 12, he played county cricket for Leicestershire and Essex. Aftab played two tests for England and scored over 10,000 runs in professional cricket.

"Coach to the stars" to deliver FL masterclass at Langley

 

News release 13 October 

 

Steffan Jones, the ex-county cricketer, and now one of the UK’s leading strength and conditioning coaches has confirmed his attendance at a Future Legends Masterclass to take place in November.

 

Jones, who took over 600 first class wickets in a career that spanned Kent, Derbyshire, Northants and Somerset, retired in 2011 and since has become one of the UK’s leading strength and conditioning coaches specialising in cricket. He works with a wide range of professional cricketers, helping them to develop their game by increasing strength, flexibility and mobility.

 

The masterclass, which takes place at 13:00 on Sunday 23rd November in the Sports Hall at Langley Grammar School, will feature a fun and innovative series of drills and techniques that will benefit players and coaches alike. Places for young players are strictly limited and cost £10, whilst parents and coaches are £5. Tickets can be booked on 01628 302014 or at www.futurelegends.me.uk.

 

Head Coach Andrew Watson of Future Legends Limited, the coaching company organising the Masterclass, sponsored by EAS Chartered Financial Planners, said “we always aim to deliver the best in what we do – bringing Steffan here will give young players and their coaches the opportunity to learn from one of the most prominent strength coaches in the country”.

Future Legends' Autumn programme under way

 

News release 10 October 
 
Although the cricket season only finished last month, Future Legends have already started working with boys and girls to prepare for next season as part of their development.
 
With our ever popular Saturday Club developing boys as young as 3, we’re making sure that the future is bright! There’s been some fantastic batting and fielding and the boys are developing really quickly. Last week, our Academy, targeted at the 8+ age group moved indoors with a fun first session, and for those boys who are or are hoping to play representative cricket, our Elite course is under way. As the boys know, we’ve got some exciting weeks ahead for these  players, helping them to develop their cricket to the level they want to be.
 
With exciting new developments to be announced soon– in terms of both club and school programmes, this Autumn is going to be very, very busy. Not surprising when Future Legends are so passionate about cricket!

Elite course launched for representative level cricketers

 

News release 29 September 
 
The Future Legends Elite course, which caters for boys and girls aspiring to play representative level cricket, starts on Sunday 5th October.
 
The course, which is unique in its construction and content looks at the whole cricketer, not just their ability to play a late cut or bowl a yorker. With its unique mix of drills, specialist coaches and a written element, the course is now in its second year and has been highly acclaimed.

 

Places are strictly limited and there are now just four left  - parents wishing to book should do so online or call 01628 30201401628 302014.

Saturday Club returns for new term!

 

News release 13 September 2014

 

 

The ever popular Saturday Club, which caters for boys and girls aged 3-8, starts its new term on Saturday 27th September.

 

The Club has a new home for the winter, with the sessions taking place at Desborough College in Maidenhead. The sessions give youngsters or Mini Legends as we like to call them, the chance to blow off some steam and develop their bowling, batting, throwing and catching skills, in a fun and safe environment.

 

The sessions have been warmly received by both children and parents and there are few things more rewarding than seeing a three year old play a perfect on drive. Wow!

 

Places are limited - parents wishing to book should do so online or call 01628 302014.

Future Legends coach 3,500 at John Lewis picnic!

 

News release 7 July 2014


Future Legends, the Bucks & Berks professional cricket coaching company, yesterday were provileged to be part of the John Lewis Partnership's corporate picnic, celebrating 150 years of the organisation.

Staged at the Odney Club in Cookham, 3,500 John Lewis partners, their spouses and families enjoyed a great day under summer skies by the River Thames. The picnic, which was a first for the company included many of the company’s societies, a fairground, and opportunities to try new activities.
 
Many of those present came along and tried their hand at some batting drills, run by the four FL coaches. The boys and girls were predictably enthusiastic, but we had many dads who had a go, claiming it was their first time playing cricket since school!
 
As JLP event organiser Ben Sansum commented “we expect a high level of service and that you certainly gave it in bundles. It was a huge success”. Future Legends’ Nigel Bruce said “a corporate event was a first for us, but all the coaches really enjoyed it – everyone had a good time and there will be one or two young players we’ll expect to see in high level cricket in the future”.

First 2014 Summer Holiday Camp announced

 

News release 19 June 2014

 

Having scarcely drawn breath since the start of the summer, Future Legends have just announced their first summer camp of the holidays. Most schools in the area break up on 23rd July - so our summer camp at Hurley Cricket Club starts the next day. For those parents who are working - we can even arrange early drop offs and late pick ups to blend in with your work committments.

 

Hurley Cricket Club was in the news during the winter when the rain turned it into Hurley CC lake!! We backed the Hurley appeal for financial assistance to replair some of the damage and we are delighted to be able to stage our first camp of the summer at the club's lovely Shepherds Lane ground.


Two fun packed days for boys and girls aged 5-15 are in store and with prices from as low as £15 per day it's one not to miss. 

 

For further information call us on 01628 302014 or dowload the Summer Camp brochure.

Future Legends reinvesting back into youth cricket

 

News release 14 April 2014

 

Future Legends believe in youth - we coach young players and we have now also started developing our own young coaches. Each year Future legends will invest in the development of new coaches - giving the young people the opportunity to start on the coaching pathway with the appropriate qualifications and subsequently giving them the necessary experience to develop their coaching.

 

Two weeks ago, Alex Jackson and Cameron Bruce both passed their 'level 1' equivalent - the Coach Support Worker Course organised by Berkshire Cricket. Over the summer both boys will be working with us to expand their practical experience and we hope that both of them developing their coaching skills on to higher levels.

 

As part of our strategy, we believe very strongly in investing in young people and wherever possible, 'growing our own'. This coach education sponsorship is something that will be avauilable again in 2015 - applications will open at the start of the new year.

 

For further information call us on 01628 302014.

 

Exciting Easter cricket for your son or daughter

 

News release 24 March 2014

 

We have arranged lots of fun cricket during the short Easter break. Whether you want to sharpen your skills, play in a competitive tournament or just chill with some mates, we have the event that you will love!

 

Reasonably priced and designed specially for the interests of young cricketers, we look forward to seeing you during the holidays and help you prepare for your imminent school, club, district or county season. Enjoy!

 

Book online or call us on 01628 302014.

Easter cricket camp at Langley announced

 

News release 17 March 2014

 

Details have just been announced for a one day Easter Holiday Camp at Langley Grammar School. The day is open to boys and girls aged 8-15, irrespective of their experience or cricketing ability. 

 

Running from 9:30-4:30, and priced at just £20, the Easter camp will be relaxed and great fun for the players. Lots of challenges, targets and games and sure to keep everyone smiling during their school holidays.

 

You can book online at our payment partner Clubpay or call us on 01628 302014. 

Thames Trophy U9 festival to be held on Bank Holiday, May 26

 

News release 10 March 2014
 

Bank Holiday Monday May 26th is the date for the Thames Trophy at Pinkneys Green CC. This unique U9 festival will feature six local teams, playing a minimum of four games to compete for the Trophy. As you would expect there will be medals for all the boys and girls too, because this is truly one event where taking part is all that matters.

 

We've got attractions for the parents too - there';s a BBQ, the bar will be open all day for drinks, there will be a bouncy castle, an ice cream van, some fun net games between matches, and a prize draw for a new cricket bat. 

We hope to see you all on Bank
 Holiday Monday - team managers reserve your place by emailing george@futurelegends.me.uk.


Thames Trophy flyer
Details of the unique new U9 tournament on May 26th
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EBT rebranded as Edward Buxton Trophy

 

News release 7 March 2014
 

Our highly popular regular indoor tournament has just been renamed as the Edward Buxton Trophy. It seemed that the EBT abbreviation had confused some people who thought that the ‘T’ stood for training.
 

To clarify matters for everyone this established competition has been given its full, original title and will be competed for under that name in future. For those who may not be aware, Edward Buxton was one of the pioneers of indoor cricket and we felt that it was appropriate to name it after him, an honour he was happy to accept.
 

The next competition for the Edward Buxton Trophy will be held on Friday 11th April 2014.

Pinkneys Green Cricket Club partner Future Legends Academy


News release 3 March 2014

 

Pinkneys Green Cricket Club  has just announced that it has selected professional cricket coaching company, Future Legends to develop and refresh the club’s colts and junior sections.

 

This partnership is designed to develop the club’s existing junior cricketers and to attract new players to the club. The focus of the Academy’s activity is to attract young first-time cricketers to this picturesque club and retain its key role at the heart of the local community.

 

Future Legends is run by experienced Berkshire County coaches who work hard to ensure that sessions give players real value – in terms of development, achievement and enjoyment.

 

The cricket season is but weeks away, and indoor training for the junior cricketers at Furze Platt Senior School starts on Sunday 16th March for four weeks.  The indoor nets begin at 11:45 for boys and girls aged 7-11 and 12:45 for older boys and girls.

 

The first session is absolutely FREE, and all are welcome – members or new members, experienced players or complete beginners.

 

For further information contact Nigel Bruce of Future Legends on 07841 628403 or Kevin Snapes of PGCC on 07758 228849.

PGCC Indoor training
Details of the indoor training at Furze Platt school
PGCC flyer.pdf
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Farnham Royal Cricket Club appoint Future Legends


News release 24 February 2014

 

Farnham Royal Cricket Club  is delighted to announce a major investment in junior cricket. The club has entered a partnership with the professional cricket coaching company, Future Legends, who will provide a range of coaching activities to young cricketers at the club.

 

This arrangement is designed to retain and develop our promising young players and to attract more young cricketers to the club by offering them the very best coaching available to us.

 

Future Legends is run by experienced Berkshire County coaches who work hard to ensure that sessions give players real value - in terms of development, achievement and enjoyment.

 

With the season only a few weeks away, indoor training for the junior cricketers at Beechwood School starts on Thursday 6th March for five weeks. The indoor nets begin at 18:30 for boys and girls aged 7-11 an 19:30 for boys and girls 12 and above.

 

The first session is absolutely FREE and all are welcome - members or new members, experienced players or complete beginners

 

For further information please contact Nigel Bruce - 07841 628403 or FRCC Chairman, Ben Nicholas on chairman@frcc.info.


FRCC indoor training
Details of the indoor training at Beechwood School
FRCC indoor training.pdf
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