Isle of Man Cricket and Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR)
Manx Youth Games
The IOMCA is happily part of the Manx Youth Games. The Manx Youth Games supported by HSBC is the biggest multi-sport event for children on the Isle of Man which attracts over 1000 participants and cricket is one of 13 different sports. The Manx Youth Games event itself is held in May each year but weekly training sessions also take place around the island in preparation for the event from January. The day begins with an opening ceremony at the NSC with all participants marching onto the track in their brightly coloured t-shirts representing the region they are competing for: Red-North, Orange-South, Blue-West, Green-Douglas South and Yellow-Douglas North. Cricketers then move off to their venue Cronkbourne CC on the bus to compete in a round robin style festival. The day finishes with a presentation of medals to all the participants.
Microgaming Community Games The community games is aimed at 11 to 18-year olds who don’t belong to a school, club, or island team, the games are attended by students from the Department of Education and Children’s five secondary schools. Young people get to play a variety of sports including glow cricket in a relaxed, fun and non-competitive environment. The aim is for students to stay involved in a sport of their choice and hopefully join a community club.