Do you love cricket? In partnership with The Cricket Asylum we offer a unique opportunity in which 16-19 year olds can pursue their continued cricket training alongside their studies.

  • Sports Academies

  • Facilities

  • Term Dates

Students enrolled on the programme will benefit from training on site, in state of the art facilities at the Inspire Centre, Calderdale College as well as at The Cricket Asylum.

Athletes will receive ample contact time with England & Wales Cricket Board accredited coaches in a timetable, which is structured around their academic learning, ensuring the correct balance of time to complete academic work and training.


  • 4-6 hours of weekly training delivered by a team of highly qualified ECB coaches from the Cricket Asylum.

  • Specialist coaching sessions looking at specific aspects of player movement and physical performance, such as bowling, batting and wicket keeping.

  • Weekly strength and conditioning sessions with qualified coaches along with nutritional seminars and advice.

  • Video analysis for feedback and improvement via PitchVision technology.

Matthew Dawson
Matthew is an ECB Level 3 Coach and is the Full Time Head Coach at the Cricket Asylum and will oversee the Calderdale College Cricket Development Centre. Matt’ playing experience includes 7 season at Cheshire CCC as well as representing Leicestershire and Yorkshire at 2nd XI as well as 4 seasons playing and coaching in Australia.

Jack Hendy
Jack had progressed through the TCA coaching system and represented Yorkshire at U19s as a player as well as 3 seasons playing and coaching overseas in Australia. Having progressed through a College Cricket Development Centre Jack knows what it means to be a part of such a programme and the benefits it can bring to players.

2020 events to be confirmed in September.

To register your interest in this Sports Academy email or call us on 01422 399 331 for more information.