The Junior Bears’ events for the year are in full swing- with 3 extremely successful events here at Edgbaston already in the books. This started in February half term, with an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Edgbaston stadium. The tour itself had various surprises, including Hugh Bear, a photo with the Royal London One-Day Cup trophy as well as a few lucky youngsters stumbling across Ashley Giles in the gym. We have also hosted an Easter event where they got a free cricket coaching session, followed by an Easter Egg hunt with a twist! The latest event to take place was Breakfast with the Bears, which was excellently attended and included a whole host of surprises and giveaways for the youngsters to take home.
Junior Bears’ Club Easter Event Highlights
Breakfast With The Bears
This annual event broke records this year, with over 150 Bears fans attending. This very special event gave the youngsters the opportunity to get autographs and selfies with the players, as well as being able to ask them any questions they liked. Over orange juice and bacon baps the Bears got to listen to a Q&A that was hosted by our Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Chris Armstrong who interviewed Olly Stone & Alex Mellor. Following on from that, a few more autographs were signed before a very competitive game of 4s and 6s was played. The runner-up went home with a signed bat, and the winner got the fantastic opportunity to go on the pitch with Belly, to do the coin toss- which they won! A fabulous day all around here at Edgbaston and the best part? It’s all included in the membership of just £25 for the year.
The Junior Bears also receive 4 complementary coaching sessions.
Dates for coaching sessions: April 11th, Friday 14th July, Friday 28th July, Friday 4th August.
Each member will receive a personalized, signed Birthday card from a Bears’ player during their Birthday month.
- Entry to all domestic cricket at Edgbaston [They must be accompanied by an adult]
- Junior Bears Christmas Party- Saturday December 9th
- A lap of honour at a selected T20 game
- A chance to be selected as a mascot for a T20 game
- Access to ‘Hugh’s Corner’ VIP T20 Blast Fan Area
- 4 Coaching sessions
- 3 Friday T20 matches and April 11th
- Access to Members areas
- Discounted food and drink at all Edgbaston bars
- 10% off merchandise in the Edgbaston Club Shop
- Benefits from selected club partners
You must be Under 16 to be in the Junior Bears Club. You receive all of the above once you are a member for just £25 for the year. (These renew in January, but with so much still to come this year, it’s well worth it!)
Alternatively, call our Ticket & Membership Hotline on 0844 847 1902.
Already in the club? To book a place for one of the events, or for any help at all please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Bear’s Club Update- Dates for the Diary
Please register for the below events by emailing email@example.com
June 25th– Edgbaston Foundation Community Day- This day will include various activities throughout the day, starting with an open training session at 11.00am, followed by all sorts of family fun. At 2.00pm we have an exclusive Junior Bears Event. Junior Bears are invited to the Press Lounge to interview the players, just as real journalists would do on match days! Please come prepared with 2-3 questions that you’d like to be answered.
July 14th, July 28th and August 4th– These are the three coaching sessions that Junior Bears are invited to- you MUST pre-register if you’d like to attend. These will be 5.30pm-6.30pm at Edgbaston (either on the nets outside the stadium, or in the indoor centre)
July 16th– Lap of honour for T20 match day. Attending Junior Bears will be invited onto the pitch during half time to do a lap of honour on the pitch with Hugh and Carmen Bear in tow! (You don’t need to register for this event)
Please also note that for all T20 home group games, there will be an exclusive Junior Bears seating (Hugh Bears’ VIP Corner) during the game, that are some of the best seats in the house, although this will be opened up post-game. This will be in South Lower, block 34-36 (to be confirmed nearer the time of the exact location)
Friday 4th August there’s two mascot packages available for two lucky Junior Bears – these will be chosen through a competition that will launch the first week in July. We still have a few mascot packages left to buy if you’d like to guarantee their space- please find all information here: http://birminghambears.com/?page_id=2752
Also- for Saturday 8th, Sunday 16th, Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th July and Friday 4th August we will have a brand new kids zone that is completely free. This will open two hours before the start of play (5.00pm on Saturday and Friday, and 12.30pm for Sundays) Come and check out all of the fun inflatables, games, face painting, balloon modellers, bear hunt AND giveaways just to name a few.
Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org what Junior Bears events from the below you are planning on attending:
- Community Day Press Conference (2pm is the Junior Bear event)
- Friday 14th Coaching 5.30-6.30pm
- Friday 28th July Coaching 5.30-6.30pm
- Friday 4th August Coaching 5.30-6.30pm
One you’re registered, we will send out information nearer the time with everything you’ll need to know!