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The Edgbaston Foundation and Sandwell College have announced a special Open Day to showcase its Edgbaston Cricket Education Programme .

Taking place on Friday 8 April (11am – 3pm), the open day is designed for prospective 2022/23 academic year students who are seeking a career in professional sport.

Interested students and parents will be able to speak and question lecturers and coaches, watch an in-depth presentation, enjoy a session of Warwickshire’s opening LV= County Championship fixture against Surrey and take part in an indoor cricket session.

Having launched in September last year, the Edgbaston Cricket Education Programme is a collaboration between the Edgbaston Foundation and Sandwell College that is aimed at aspiring male and female cricketers who seek an opportunity to develop a career in the game, which could be in coaching, marketing, sports psychology, nutrition, and a range of other professions.

The programme offers a unique opportunity to learn, train and play cricket at the world famous Edgbaston Stadium and learn from professional coaches staff and players at Warwickshire County Cricket Club. The experience  on the Edgbaston Cricket Education Programme includes:

  • BTEC Level 1-3 in Sport
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Potential progression to University and Careers in Physical Education Teaching, Physiotherapy, Cricket Coaching and Sport Development
  • Training sessions in world class facilities with professional coaches.

To book your place, please email thomas.hayward@sandwell.ac.uk.