Each Academy features a Star Visit from a current or past Professional Player who will pass on coaching tips that helped them reach the top
All Academies feature the unique 'Freddie Challenges', small sided games, coaching sessions and our famous World Cup Day.
Come and learn to play the Freddie way!
AFCA is for boys and girls aged between 5-16 years old. Whether it’s your first experiences of cricket or you are a representative player, you will have fun, improve and be challenged on the Academy.
The Freddie Juniors (5-7 year olds) have their own programme which establishes the fundamentals of cricket and sport in general. We understand the different needs of this age range and this is reflected in the curriculum which has shorter sessions, cricket related skills in a wider context and the need for high and lower intensity activities. In addition the Freddie Juniors programme will incorporate more multi faceted activities in the afternoon sessions, these may include arts and crafts, as well as more multi activity games and play sessions.
Our Freddie Seniors (8-16) enjoy learning new skills in all cricketing disciplines of batting, bowling and fielding. Our themed sessions encourage a focus on achievement with plenty of opportunities to put skills into action through small-sided games and middle practices.
AFCA BLAST! is our 3-day cricket coaching programme featuring all the excitement of the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy packed in to the shorter format, just like a Twenty20!
The BLAST! is a fun filled coaching camp that focuses on some of the skills and techniques used in Twenty20 cricket, as well as taking elements from the full Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy. Don’t worry, it still features the famous Freddie Challenges and World Cup Afternoon!
Each Academy and BLAST! features a star visit centred around inspiring our kids. The star will join in the coaching sessions, face a gruelling Q&A from the children and complete an autograph signing. There is even a chance to bowl at the star if they bring their pads and hit the nets.
We take our responsibilities for the care of each child at our camps very seriously. This page is designed to provide all necessary and useful information for parents; from the timings of a typical day to our booking terms and conditions.