The Foxes Development Programme

The Foxes Development Programme is designed to offer boys across Leicestershire and Rutland 18-weeks of coaching to help fulfil their individual potential by offering a winter programme that complements their club cricket.

The Programme is structured at three clear levels:

  1. Bronze 2. Silver 3. Gold

The programme involves weekly hard ball cricket sessions at training centres across the county at all three levels for U11, U13 and U15 age groups. There will also be an U18 group.

The Development Programme runs for 18 weeks across the winter usually from November – March.

Aims of the Foxes Development Programme:

  • Graded coaching at Gold, Silver & Bronze levels throughout the county providing coaching to young cricketers of all abilities throughout the winter
  • To identify and develop the most talented young cricketers in the county
  • To help young players, whether at Gold, Silver or Bronze level, to become better cricketers and to help them to perform better in Club, School or representative matches by having set targets based on Key Performance Indicators deemed appropriate for each age group
  • To provide all young players that show potential in Leicestershire & Rutland with the opportunity to progress by providing a clear structure at each level


Players are nominated by their club, school or a member of the coaching staff and will be invited to attend The Foxes Development Programme. New players will enter the Programme at Bronze level and will be observed over the early weeks. Movement between levels will then take place where required, throughout the programme. The groups will include those players who were part of the Development Programme from the previous year and County age group players from 2018 will also be invited to join the programme.

The nomination form and additional information will be sent out to all Leicestershire and Rutland clubs and schools across the county. Parents are also welcomed to nominate their son, to do this they will need to contact the Programme Administrator and request a form.

Nominations for the Girls Winter Programme will be handled using a separate form.


The cost for the 18-week Development Programme is £200.

Payment can be made either in one lump sum of £200 or two instalments of £100. We can also accommodate payment plans, to discuss and organise this you will need to contact the Programme Administrator.

Programme Administrator:

Chloe Bradshaw – E:  T: 0116 245 2467

The 2019/20 programme is in the planning stages and details for this are still to be confirmed. If you would like to be added onto our mailing list to receive information and updates for next winter’s programme, please contact Chloe Bradshaw.