Cricket Development Centre
Do you enjoy cricket for fun or do you have aspirations of going far in the sport, maybe even going professional? Whatever your level, there’s a place for you at East Durham College's Cricket Academy.
East Durham College has a reputation for delivering excellence in sport through our sporting academies - with our cricket academy, we aim to offer the same opportunities and excellent sporting tuition to young people from the North East who are passionate about cricket.
The Cricket Academy at East Durham College is a joint venture between EDC and the Durham Cricket Board and is designed to give cricket students access to a wide range of benefits that help you to train, grow your skills and pursue a rewarding career in cricket.
Cricket Academy Benefits
There are many benefits to joining East Durham College's Cricket Academy, including:
- Coaching from fully qualified Durham County Cricket Club coach Kyle Davis
- Access to net facilities to improve batting and bowling techniques
- Bowling machine - hone your batting skills and face deliveries of up to 90 miles per hour (if you're up to it!)
- Play in inter-college competitions in both indoor and outdoor conditions
- Opportunities to complete work experience at Durham County Cricket Club
Studying at East Durham College
As part of your time at the Cricket Academy at EDC you'll also be studying at the college as well. There are many course options available to those interested in joining the Cricket Academy, including:
- BTEC Level 3 Sport
- BTEC Level 3 Sport Science
- OCR Level 2 Sport
- BTEC Level 3 Public Services
Due to this combination of study and training, you'll learn a wide range of practical skills and also grow your knowledge. This helps you to progress as a person and opens up a wider variety of opportunities for you to seriously consider making a career in sport after college, or to go on to higher education to study many different degrees.
There's countless opportunities for a career you could consider after your time with East Durham College. Some examples include a sports coach, sports development officer, fitness instructor, personal trainer, leisure manager, professional sportsperson, PE teacher, sports lecturer, nursing, retail, physiotherapist, teaching assistant, disability coach/worker, aerobics instructor, care worker, sports reporter, sports performance coach, sports journalist and you could work in many different industries including the Army, Navy, Police, Marines, Fire Service, Royal Air Force and the Media Industry.
Alternatively you could look into completing a selection of A-Levels at East Durham College's sixth form, ED6, or complete a more work-based course at our Technical Academy such as welding, motor vehicle repair, plumbing and many others.