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NFBA – National Fast Bowling Academy


Breaking news.

UPF cricket has designed and launched a National Fast Bowling Academy for the UK – the NFBA.

The NFBA starts this WINTER 2018. It will be based at Herts & Essex Cricket Centre, near Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire (images below).

Alistair Cook trains at HECC during last winter

The Academy takes place on the following FULL training dates:

Sunday, October 21st, 2018
Sunday, November 18th, 2018
Sunday, December 16th, 2018
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
Thursday, December 20th, 2018
Friday, December 21st, 2018
Sunday, January 20th, 2019
Sunday, February 17th, 2019
Sunday, March 17th, 2019
Monday, April 8th, 2019
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Friday, April 12th, 2019
Thursday, August 1st, 2019
Friday, August 2nd, 2019

We are now looking for talent to join us.

But this is no ordinary programme. The fast bowling programme is developed and managed by a team of expert coaches, former & current professionals and highly specialised trainers. The combination of expert staff and world-class facilities results in a cricket academy programme unmatched by any other. The Academy takes you on a personal journey of technical & tactical expertise alongside strong sports psychology mentoring plus a specially-designed 24-week fitness programme. We work with a locked off speed gun to monitor and measure your progression. Your development is analysed every step of the way. Our aim is to get the very best out of you.

This is a world-class fast bowling academy where we get incredible results. 

We want to very best talent to develop. So you need to make a commitment. That commitment is you want to be the best you can be.

Chosen attendees enjoy a full training clothing package supplied by NFBA. The academy takes place over series of Sunday camps spread across the Winter. There’s a mid-week pre-Christmas get-together. There is a week’s pre-Season Training Camp near Easter and a double-day Summer camp finale round up. In between these camps you get access to the coaching staff through emails, Skype, specialised podcasts and ongoing interaction via a closed FaceBook Group for attendees. So your education & development is a complete 12 months. ONLY join us if you are prepared to dedicate 12 months. You will need to be able to travel to HERTFORDSHIRE for the NFBA physical coaching dates above.

Our reputation is exceptional and we need to produce exceptional talent. We recommend players to T20 franchises, first class teams and create opportunities at all levels across white ball and red ball cricket.

But first you have to be selected. If you want to have the opportunity to be part of the NFBA ask us for more details.

The NFBA is £2500.  But, we have trials for part & full scholarships available meaning we have very limited places FREE for selected candidates.