Age Group Trials/Coaches Corner/Holiday Clinics/Programmes/Will Young Trust Fund


Taranaki Cricket will be adopting the Sport New Zealand ‘Balance is Better’ Philosophy from the start of the 2021/2022 season. ‘Balance is Better’ is an evidence-based philosophy to support quality sport experiences for all young people, regardless of ability, needs and motivations. It is about young people staying involved in sport for life and realising their potential at the right time.

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With this in mind Taranaki Cricket is moving away from our traditional age group representative programme.  Taranaki Cricket will be focusing on providing everyone an opportunity within the primary age group with the first representative teams being the Year 9 & 10 Boys and Girls.



Trials will be held in the October Holidays 2022 for Year 9&10 Boys, Year 11&12 Boys & Year 9 & 10 Girls. Year 11 to 13 Girls will be held on Sunday 18th September.

Registration for trials will be open August 2022.



Development days will be held in the October Holidays 2022 for Year 7 Boys, Year 8 Boys & Year 7 & 8 Girls.

Registration for the Year Group Development will be open August 2022.


Coaching is available with one of our Taranaki Cricket coaches:

Chris Coombe – Director of Cricket, m. 027 647 1216

Debu Banik – Performance Coach, m. 027 426 2031

Want to become a coach? Anyone can coach. You might be a current cricketer, a past player, a parent, a teacher, or a fan. Coaching is a great way to express your passion for cricket. It can be extremely satisfying when you can positively influence the people you are engaged with. If this sounds like something you would like to learn more about, New Zealand Cricket can help.  Go to


  • Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th October 2022
  • 5 to 12 year olds
  • 9am to 3pm
  • Limited to 40 (20 per group)
  • Sulzberger Indoor Cricket Center, Hobson St, New Plymouth
  • Bring a packed lunch, drink bottle, hat & sunscreen (& a gear bag if you have one)

Registrations will be open in August!


Taranaki Cricket are proud to announce Brittain Wynyard have agreed to come on board in support of the Will Young Cricket Trust.

Brittain Wynyard a supplier of sporting goods that include brands such as G&M and Asics have been supporting Will in his professional career for the last 12 years.

Will, in conjunction with Taranaki Cricket, set up the Will Young Cricket Trust last year.  The aim of the Trust is to endeavour to remove any financial barriers for cricketers from Taranaki aspiring to play the game.  Having Brittain Wynyard on board allows the Trust to help even more cricketers in our province.

TCA encourages anyone to apply to the Trust for things that will assist them in their cricketing journey.

Applications are open throughout the season.

  • Taranaki Cricket Association manage & operate the ‘Will Young Cricket Trust’.
  • Applicants must be an individual or school sports team.
  • Applicants must be a Taranaki resident.
  • All funding applications will be considered on merit.
  • Applications for funding will be called for each cricket season.
  • Each applicant may only make one application per season.
  • Taranaki Cricket will be selecting recipients in a fair and open manner and may seek further information when considering an application.
  • Taranaki Cricket retains the right to verify how the money will be allocated.
  • Taranaki Cricket’s decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

Please CLICK HERE for a Will Young Cricket Trust Fund application form. All applications are to be forwarded to Travis Stewart, Operations Manager at

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