The former England Cricket Captain, Michael Vaughan had become increasingly concerned with the cost of cricket to families across the country.
Wallop’s broad aim is to offer a more affordable option for parents wanting to encourage their children to play cricket. It will offer coaching & equipment that means young cricketers have an early passage into the sport without their parents being put off by costs.
The ultimate aim is to inspire a young cricketer to go on and play for England and look back to see that it all started with Wallop.
During the summer of 2017 we will be running five Wallop Zones. They will be 4 or 5-day coaching courses for 7-12 year olds at schools in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. The dates of the Wallop Zones coincide with the England match in that city.
Every aspect of cricket will be coached in a fun & innovative format. Everything will be game based so that everyone is fully involved whether it is Fantastic Fielding Frenzy, Bowling Brilliance or Blazing Batting!
Michael Vaughan will attend each course for half a day to help with coaching and talk to the children! Each course will end with a prize giving ceremony for parents and children.
Michael was captain of the England cricket team in 2005
Michael Paul Vaughan OBE is a retired cricketer who represented Yorkshire and England. A classically elegant right-handed batsman and occasional off-spinner, Vaughan was ranked one of the best batsmen in the world following the 2002/03 Ashes, in which he scored 633 runs, including three centuries.
Vaughan was an opening batsman and forged a successful England partnership with Marcus Trescothick, though he often batted in the middle order for England. He was the captain of the England team when they regained the Ashes in 2005, eighteen years after having last won the trophy.