The Junior Bears Club for 2018 is a one off payment of just £25 for the season then you get all of the events, 4 coaching sessions, T20 VIP seating everything else for the year! That’s right – you don’t have to pay another penny for all of the below benefits;
Junior Bears Benefits
• Entry to all Domestic Cricket* at Edgbaston
• Programme of Junior Bears events
• 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 throughout the year
• Birthday card signed by a Bears player
• Free stadium tour during February half-term
• 10% off merchandise in the Edgbaston Club Shop
Please note that all under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult (or member) who is over 18 on all match days at Edgbaston.
*Excludes T20 Blast Finals Day
Exclusive 2018 Events
Behind the scenes Stadium tour
Breakfast with the Bears
Junior Bears hold their own Press Conference with the Bears
4 x cricket coaching sessions
Become a Junior Bear Today:
Alternatively, call our Ticket & Membership Hotline on 0121 369 1994 (option 2, Monday- Friday 10am-5pm)
Please note the majority of Junior Bears communications are through emails, so please give an email address of a parent/guardian of the Junior member.
2018 Current Members
As a 2018 member you have access to exclusive events throughout the year. Please note some of these
events are limited numbers and ALL events have a deadline so please read carefully below to avoid disappointment.
To book onto below events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 369 1994 (option 2). Lines are open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm.
CRICKET COACHING – LIMITED SPACES. Please include your time slot at the time of booking.
DEADLINE FOR APRIL COACHING: MARCH 25
CRICKET COACHING – LIMITED SPACES, please include time slot at the time of booking.
DEADLINE FOR MAY COACHING: APRIL 30
BREAKFAST WITH THE BEARS SUNDAY 3 JUNE
Timing to be confirmed. Including Breakfast with non-playing Bears players, Q&A’s and games! Due to space there is a limit to 1 parent/guardian to 1 Junior Bear.
DEADLINE TO BOOK: APRIL 30
PRESS CONFERENCE- SUNDAY 17 JUNE
During the Edgbaston Foundation Community Day, Junior Bears are invited to hold their very own press conference in our world famous press lounge with current Bears – Timing TBC but there will be a whole day activities at the ground.
DEADLINE TO BOOK – MAY 30
JUNIOR BEARS LAP OF HONOUR- FRIDAY 13 JULY
During half time of our T20 fixture vs Leicestershire all Junior Bears will be invited onto the pitch during half time for a lap of honour- NO NEED TO BOOK – further information sent out nearer the time.
T20 VIP SEATING
There are approximately 100 seats in our VIP Junior Bears seating for T20 match days. These seats are located in SOUTH LOWER BLOCK 34 right next to the home dressing room—the prime spot for autographs after games. These seats are first come, first served so get there early on match days. Junior Bears and their families are welcome to sit there.
CHRISTMAS PARTY – MONDAY 10 DECEMBER
Christmas party and coaching. NO NEED TO BOOK NOW. Further information sent out nearer the time.
OTHER JUNIOR BEARS INFORMATION
During their birthday month, every Junior Bear will receive a birthday card from a Bears player. Some Junior Bears DOBs are incomplete—so if you didn’t fill in the Junior Bear’s DOB please email email@example.com so they can receive their card.
Two Junior Bears will become our mascots for our game on August 17th. The competition is simply to draw us your favourite ‘cricket themed’ picture! This can be playing, Junior Bears events, match days, or whatever they want! Please send entries to ‘Emma Windsor, Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Road, B57QU’.
MEMBERSHIP CARDS AND GIFT
If you are a new member you should have received your card. If you are a returning member, your card will be updated remotely. If you have lost your card, or haven’t received it , please call into the shop the next time your at Edgbaston and they will sort for you. This year’s Junior Bears gift is an official Birmingham Bears cap. If you weren’t at the stadium tours, please call into the shop with your membership card to claim your free membership gift.
A look back at The Junior Bears Club 2017
With over 200 Junior Bears for the 2017 season, a brand new programme of events and their own VIP area at T20 Match Days, it’s safe to say the revitalized U16s club was a hit for the 2017 season. From kicking off events in February with the behind the scenes tour of Edgbaston where members were presented with their memberships packs, to hosting their own Press Conference with players, there’s been all sorts going out throughout the year!
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, more autographs were signed and selfies taken 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!
The Junior Bears also receive 4 complementary coaching sessions. These coaching sessions were before the three Friday night T20 matches and the other one was in April before the Easter Egg Hunt. These were hour long sessions with qualified coaches, where they learn skills as well as playing games!
Other 2017 Great Moments
Other great moments from the year include, the Junior Bears lap of honour during a T20 match. Members got to go on the pitch and do a lap of honour waving to the crowd. Junior Bears were also given whole host of goodies, including their own Junior Bears poster, stickers and an Easter Egg. Not to mention, every member gets a personalized birthday card from a Bears player that arrives at their home during their birthday month.
Get In Touch
If you have any further questions or enquiries about the Junior Bears Club please don’t hesitate to send us an email and a member of our team will be in help with your request shortly.