Durham County Cricket Club was established as an amateur Minor County in May 1888. Cricket’s most successful Minor County and the first to beat a First-Class County, Durham was awarded first class professional status in December 1991 – the only new First-Class County in over 70 years – and became a private limited company in 2004.
Since 2007 DCCC has won the County Championship three times and been runners up once, won the Fifty Over Competition twice in Lord’s finals and appeared twice in T20 Finals Day.
Since becoming a first-class county, DCCC has established English cricket’s most successful academy, producing international stars for England, including Steve Harmison, Paul Collingwood, Mark Wood and Ben Stokes
Durham CCC created the first new English Test Match stadium in over 100 years securing a long-term stadium naming rights sponsorship with Emirates Airways. The venue has a 15,000 permanent seating capacity and the Club has staged international cricket every year since 1999, including the successful Ashes Test held in 2013 and three games in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019. The Club has been awarded a further package of international matches to 2024.
A successful rebrand in 2018 created a new Durham Cricket identity. Durham Cricket is now the umbrella organisation encompassing all elements of cricket provision in the county covering the professional and recreational game and all activities impacting on the wider community of the county and beyond.
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The iLUKA team has been putting sponsors, broadcasters and other stakeholders at the heart of the world’s greatest sporting events for more than 20 years. Established in 1992, iLUKA has in this time worked with many of the world’s leading brands as they activate their rights of sponsorship. Services include Strategic Consulting, Hospitality Programme Management, Venue Design and Overlay, Games time Readiness planning, Brand Showcasing, Merchandise and Outfitting. With a unique understanding of the special balance between strategic ambition, the local culture and operational viability at major sporting events, the iLUKA team supports clients in ensuring that programmes deliver genuine business value, a unique brand experience and responsible operational delivery on time and on budget.
The Independent Schools Football Association Ltd. (ISFA) is recognised by The FA as the body responsible for the development of the game in the independent sector.
ISFA’s ethos is that of an educational organisation. It aims to create opportunities for children within the sector by organising and encouraging competitions, representative teams and development opportunities as well as providing coaching courses and conferences for staff. ISFA believes strongly in football as a vehicle for education and in the importance of Respect and Fair Play.
THE LATE BIRTHDAY PROJECT COMBATS THE SIGNIFICANT RELATIVE AGE EFFECT IN YOUTH FOOTBALL, BY OFFERING AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAMME OF PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY COACHING AND OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUNG FOOTBALLERS BORN BETWEEN JANUARY AND AUGUST ONLY*.
This allows these players to flourish without the influence of older, bigger boys who might usually dominate their year groups – while better preparing them for playing with and against their older peers outside the academy.
Individual player development is our main focus, and our approach, inspired partly by the famed AFC Ajax academy, will be underpinned by the principles of adaptability, purposeful-practice, self-belief and a desire to learn.
From its launch in the Summer of 2016, LBP has quickly grown to 10 centres across Surrey and Sussex, including venues in Dorking, Walton-on-Thames, Godalming, Crawley and Haywards Heath.
LBP players benefit from Invitation-only squads, UEFA Coaches & Premium 3G Facilities, plus a bespoke LBP Curriculum & Philosophy.
Our sessions are intense but fun, and players are encouraged to support each other, express themselves and be brave on the ball.
LBP provides a positive, respectful and creative environment for our coaches to work in. And we are fully committed to their continuing professional development. We employ a dedicated LBP Coach Education Manager who delivers a LBP-specific programme of CPD events, Mentoring and Coaching resources. And we make financial contributions to their ongoing learning.
Moving Matters is a sports coaching company providing a range of services within schools and our local community; teacher training, curriculum, sports coaching, competition, disability, holiday camps, active Maths programme, soccer school and out of hours sports clubs.
We believe in providing high quality positive learning experiences in PE and Sport, which inspire a life long engagement in sport and physical activity.
We were established in 2011, following the end to School Sports Partnerships and we operate in schools across a number of London boroughs and in Wiltshire.
Rising Star Management is a dedicated agency that looks after athletes well being and career options.
We are a firm that believes on nurturing talented youths and help creating opportunities for our athletes from a professional all the way to grassroots level.
By innovatively using the power of sport, our programmes improve education and health standards.
Over 93% of our participants achieve successful outcomes during their time with us, be that gaining qualifications, moving into work, losing weight or progressing within education.
Since 2009 we've been designing and delivering award winning programmes which changes lives. Through our education courses, community sport programmes and youth engagement work Sport Works addresses unemployment rates, health inequalities and educational attainment.
Striker Academy provide specialist skills training to strikers and attack minded players. We are one of the few organisations that have the expertise and specialist coaches with the knowledge to impart this sought after skill.
We help children from ages 2 to 14 years old and run various programs across our private classes, one to one coaching, schools and nurseries. We also run striker training holiday camps in the Easter and Summer holidays.
Striker Academy are based in the Northwest of England and currently operate in Warrington, Chester and Cheadle. We are constantly on the look out for high caliber coaches that are interested in helping children become the best at scoring goals.
The AthletesGuide Ltd is a sports consultation agency that provides chances for young athletes by putting them on a platform to perform.
We help our athletes achieve an athletic scholarship at top universities inside the USA and professional contracts for others. We do this by holding monthly showcases in London, Manchester, Portsmouth, Glasgow & Dublin to find our next successful players.
The Little Gym has over 40 years of experience across the globe in child development. We offer a diverse line up of classes, camps and parties filled with imagination movement, music, learning and laughter for children 4 months to 12 years. You will play a huge role in developing the confidence of the future generation though FUN!