On 28th July 2021 the Valkyries finally took to the field to play their first hardball development game as part of a combined Valkyries/WRCC Ladies team. Having partnered up with our friends at Westquarter & Redding Cricket Club we have now been able to compile five further hardball development games for the team.
On 22nd July we also held the 1st ever all female cricket match in Callander when they hosted Dunblane Cranes in CFV Trossachs T10 Competition.
A bright future ahead for this team!!
The club would like to say a huge Thank You to Baillie Gifford for the grant of £5000 towards our Disability and Women & Girls Programs. This is going to go a long way to restarting activity and allowing us to offer cricket to everyone in our community regardless of age, gender or ability.
All our coaches can not wait to get back to doing what they do best - delivering fun sessions.
We would also like to take this moment to welcome our 1st two female coaches, Eve and Marley to the team!!
The club is really excited to publish that it has received £5700 Grant Funding from National Lottery Players to help it return to activity in 2021.
After a year of inactivity in 2020 due to the Global pandemic, the club wants to ensure it can put on activity for everyone within our community regardless of age, gender or ability and this funding will go a long way to supporting our Disability Cricket Program, allowing us to hire safe and acceesible facilities for their training and matches.
The club is happy to announce the appointment of our new Junior Convenor.
Taking over from the long serving Barry McGeachy, Sid originally comes from Nagpur, India where he played at a high level. Having studied at Stirling Uni and now CFVs Planning Officer we are sure he is going to bring alot of experience to our junior sections and continue taking them to new levels. we wish him all the best in his new role and every success!!
The club is extremely proud to announce that Eve McCulloch won Cricket Scotlands ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’ Award in recognition of all she has done in helping establish a female squad, assisting with the junior teams and High School cricket. (photo attached)
In other exciting news, after months of discussions we have bought in a big sponsor to help the club in Kingfisher Beer. Saul and The Crown Hotel have been pivotol in making this happen by becoming our Official Clubhouse!!
In early December four members of the Clubs junior section attended trials for the Caley Highlanders, the regional performance squad for our area and became the first from our Club to make the grade. Callum B made the full squad at U16s Ryan G made the development squad at U14s Eve M and Marley S both made the Female U18s full squad A great achievement for both the players and their coaches, the start of their performance pathway and hopefully one day we'll see one pull on that Scotland Jersey!!
2018 has brought new happenings to the club in the form of a new section added to the cricket club as we look to diversify and bring more opportunities for our rural community to get fit, socialise and gain new skills. VX is the new sport and its proving a hit with the women, small numbers just now but we expect this to grow so keep a look out for more updates.The month of January has seen us run taster sessions to give players the basic skills and they have had a laugh learning & keen for more!
Its been a busy period over the winter and a load of fun indoors with the Centurions and 1st team.
The Kwiks competed well finishing mid table in their league and the 1st team currently sit top of theirs having won 3 out of the 4 games so far.
We had the pleasure of hosting Scotland International Chris Sole for an evening where he presented the Girls with the Boys v Girls Trophy and behind the scenes we are working hard to get training facilities here in Callander. 2018 promises to be a good one