Grafton Academy

Grafton Winter Academy

Grafton is running a series of six-week winter training programmes for our junior and youth cricketers. We understand that it is the winter sports season, so to reflect this our programmes are focused on skill development, not fitness, and run for 90 minutes at our Indoor Training Facility at Victoria Park. Each programme is designed for a specific age group and at each session, our club and special coaches will zone in on different aspects of the game to prepare players technically and tactically for the coming season.

Our academies are open to all players looking to make improvements to their game through structured and focused training.


Spaces and timings are limited this year so make sure to register quickly

Academy Sessions

We have different academy sessions for different age groups, ranging from Introduction to Hardball to aspiring first XI players and including girls-only sessions. All programmes run for six weeks.

  • Girls only on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 starting 22 August
  • Under 10 on Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:00 starting 21 August
  • Under 11 on Saturdays from 3:15 to 4:45 starting 21 August
  • Under 12 on Sundays from 8:30 to 10:00 starting 22 August
  • Under 13 on Sundays from 2:00 to 3:30 starting 22 August
  • Year 9 and 10 / Colts on Saturdays from 5:00 to 6:30 starting 21 August
  • Senior School on Fridays from 4:00 to 5:30 starting 27 August
  • 1st XI High Performance on Fridays from 5:30 to 7:00 starting 27 August

Last minute pre-season sessions

We are looking at the possibility of either opening space to join the last two weeks of winter academies or adding new sessions for those unable to attend the six-week winter training. Space will be limited. Please contact your grade coordinator if you are interested.

Player ID Sessions / Trials

Grafton will host Player Identification Sessions on the last week of term 3 at our Indoor Training Facility at Victoria Park. These sessions are for those looking to play in the 30-over teams in the Under 12s and Under 13s only

While these ID sessions are not compulsory, if you wish to be considered for the 30-over teams in U12s and U13s, it is recommended you register for one of these sessions. Teams can be entered into different grades and we want to ensure each of you and the teams are placed in the right grade.

Players who attend the Grafton Winter Academy may not be required to attend these ID sessions but should still register to attend one of these ID Sessions.

If we have the numbers, we will look to enter multiple teams.

Under 12s

Players should register for one of the four 1-hour available sessions.

  • Monday 27 September @ 4 PM
  • Monday 27 September @ 5 PM
  • Tuesday 28 September @ 4 PM
  • Tuesday 28 September @ 5 PM

Under 13s

Players should register for one of the four 1-hour available sessions

  • Tuesday 28 September @ 4 PM
  • Tuesday 28 September @ 5 PM
  • Wednesday 29 September @ 4 PM
  • Wednesday 29 September @ 5 PM


Athletes are expected to notify the club if they are injured or unable to attend ID sessions beforehand if they still wish to be considered.

Holiday Programmes and additional Introduction to Hardball courses

Holiday programmes and additional pre-season courses, including courses designed to help transition players to hardball cricket will come online later in August.

Visit our Registration page to register for the coming season. If you need assistance please check out our Quick Guide or contact our Club Manager