Parent Information

Welcome to the Manly Warringah Cricket Coaching School vacation clinic. For the past 28 years we have committed ourselves to providing children with the best possible cricketing experience, where new friends can be made and new things learned, all in a safe and caring environment.

The program

Our vacation clinic runs for 4 days in the Spring and Summer and 3 full days in the Autumn and Winter holidays. The first 3 days of the Spring and Summer clinics, participants undertake a combination of nets sessions, skill drills and modified games. The 4th and final day is our popular “Super Eights” Games Day.

Pick up/drop off

Weldon Oval.

Drop off and pick up is at the clubhouse at the Southern end of Weldon Oval. The best point of entry is the carpark off Stirgess Ave Curl Curl.

Wet days

In the event of inclement weather, please report to Weldon Oval. Staff members will be present at the gate to redirect you to the wet weather venues if necessary. A decision on transferring to our wet weather venues, if required, will be made at 8.30am.

A revised program of skill drills and modified games is undertaken at our wet weather venues.

If it rains unexpectedly during the day, we have access to the dressing rooms and club house at Weldon to keep the children out of the weather.

Contact us

Should you have any questions regarding our clinics, David Ford can be contacted on 0415448138 or [email protected]

What to bring

  • A hat
  • Sunscreen with high SPF
  • Lunch (if staying to 3pm)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Soft drinks are available for purchase at $2 each
  • Cricket equipment
  • Jumper

Please ensure all clothing and cricketing items are labelled with your child’s name as many items look alike!


Children are reminded to always:

  • Wear a hat
  • Apply sunscreen often
  • Drink regularly

Staff will assist and remind children to keep their hat on, reapply sunscreen and drink regularly. Parents are requested to apply sunscreen on their child prior to arriving each day.


If your child is required to take medication during the clinic, please notify us on your first morning as well as completing the relevant details on the Medical Information Form.

Lost and found

Lost & Found is undertaken each morning. Please label all of your child’s belongings, especially their cricket bat. This makes it easy to return any lost items. All unclaimed items are kept for 7 days after the clinic before being donated to charity.

Presentation ceremony

At 12.45 pm on the final day, a Presentation Ceremony is undertaken. All parents are invited to attend. At this presentation each child is presented with a Certificate of Participation. Full week attendees also receive  a “Helpful Hints” Certificate to assist them to improve their game and a t-shirt. Major prizes are also presented. These prizes do not necessarily go to the best cricketers, but those that exhibit values of sportsmanship and fair play.

Working with children check

All staff members are required to complete the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation Prohibited Employment Declaration and Working with Children Employment Screening Consent Forms.


Children are grouped prior to the commencement of the clinic on the following basis:

  • Requests to be with friends
  • Age
  • Ability

Each group generally contains approximately 10 children. Groups are revised as necessary to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all children.


Accredited and friendly staff provide quality and enjoyable coaching at the clinic. A combination of teachers, University Undergraduates and current players make up our staff. Many of the coaches have progressed themselves through the pathway of the clinic to first grade cricket for Manly Warringah and on to represent the State team of NSW.

Personal coaching

We can provide personalised one on one or small group coaching in the following areas:

  • Batting
  • Spin Bowling
  • Fast Bowling
  • Wicketkeeping
  • Fielding

For further information and bookings, please contact David Ford on 0415448138 or drop us a line.


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