Welcome to the University of Warwick Women’s Cricket Club!
One of the fastest growing sports clubs on campus, UWWCC is an inclusive, dynamic and welcoming club, offering cricket for all abilities! Whether you’ve played since you were a child, or never picked up a bat before, you are welcome at our club. With regular training and matches, as well as a wide-variety of weekly socials and regular charity events, to be a part of UWWCC is to be a part of a family. You will make friends for life, whilst playing a great sport, and, most importantly, having fun!
Here is our club video, so you can see what being a part of UWWCC is really like:
Be sure to come to come along and chat to us on the live chat at Sports Fair 2020, where you can ask us any and all questions about UWWCC - we can't wait to hear from you!
Below is more information on our club and what we can offer you (as well as how to contact us and our social media details)! We hope you come and join us!
Training and Matches
UWWCC is open to people of ALL cricketing abilities and experience to come and play.
With a competitive BUCS* team (our First Team that plays in both the Indoor and Outdoor BUCS leagues), and a new development team (which will play both Indoor and Outdoor matches), there is training and match opportunities available for all levels of cricket ability, throughout the year. Our training sessions are based around having fun, as well as developing our cricket skills. We don’t hold any initiations or trials, so whether you’ve played county cricket, or no cricket at all, you can come along and train with us.
We currently have training 3 times a week - our training sessions are organised and run by our First Team Captain (Izzy Ralph) and our Club Captain (Orla Pembroke). On Monday we have a ‘Rock up and Play’ session that is open to everyone (members and non-members), whilst our other sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays are for club members only (excluding when these become taster sessions during the first few weeks of term).
Club training times:
Monday 13:00-14:50 @ Cryfield Nets
Tuesday 09:00-11:20 @ Cryfield Nets
Friday 13:00-15:50 @ Zone D, Sports and Wellness Hub
If you have your own cricket kit please feel free to bring it with you to our training sessions, however, if you don’t have your own kit please don’t worry - we have plenty of club kit for you to use, which is wiped and cleaned regularly, so that all our members can train safely!
NB: *BUCS = British University College Sports - the organisation responsible for competitive inter-university leagues and matches
With weekly socials, there’s always something to look forward to on the UWWCC social calendar, and Covid won’t stop us from having lots of fun!
We have a wide variety of both drinking and non-drinking socials to offer; whether you’re after a chill socially distanced picnic, an intense game of online bingo, or a ‘rule of six’ bar crawl to show off your drinking skills, at UWWCC we have plenty of socials for you to get involved in! We want you to have fun and enjoy yourself, however is best for you!
We also love to socialise with other sports clubs; from our annual Cricket Ball with the Men’s Cricket Club, to mixed bar crawls, quizzes and skills swaps with other clubs on campus, you can look forward to meeting lots of people through UWWCC and becoming a BIG NAME ON CAMPUS.
As a club, we pride ourselves on our charity work.
Since 2018, we have worked closely with Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC), raising money for them through a wide-range of charity events. One of our biggest fundraisers is our annual charity tournament, where we invite women’s sports clubs from across campus to play in a friendly cricket tournament and raise money for charity at the same time! As well as this, we started our ‘Get Run Out’ charity event this year over lockdown, where club members did an hour of sponsored exercise at the same time, in different places all over the country, to raise money.
We also host many charity socials, such as our charity Kasbah night and charity circle, and get involved with charity events with other clubs too; this last year we joined the Men’s Cricket Club in their 24hr One Hand One Bounce event, and also participated in CMD’s annual ‘Let’s dance for Sports Relief’ in which we came third!!
We engage with a wide variety of campaigns, both within and outside of the university.
Alongside our chosen charity, we use our voice as a club to raise awareness for a variety of issues and organisations, to help progress and improve our world. Some of our most important campaigns include Pride week, This Girl Can, Black History Month and Mental Health Awareness Week, to name a few! We wholeheartedly throw ourselves into our campaigns, as they’re a key part of what makes our club so inclusive and special.
Welfare is at the core of UWWCC, with the wellbeing of all members a key priority in everything we do. As a club, we always look out for one another and pride ourselves on having an enjoyable and non-pressuring environment.
Our club is always open and inclusive to everyone. UWWCC is a safe space to play cricket, make some amazing friends and make your memories at Warwick even better. Our welfare officer (Molly Gardiner) runs weekly hot choc meet-ups for whenever you need someone to chat to (or just need an excuse to have a hot chocolate!), and also writes our weekly wellbeing tips on how to look after yourself and others while at Warwick.
How to contact us
We have a variety of social media, so be sure to follow us to keep up to date on all things UWWCC! Don’t hesitate to contact us on any platform with any questions or queries! Be sure to join our club ‘freshers’ Facebook page**, for regular updates about training and socials.
Thanks for visiting our page! We hope that you want to come and be a part of our UWWCC family!