Monthly Archives: April 2013

Cricket Kit 4 Africa – Help by donating your unwanted kit!

Do you have any unwanted Cricket Kit – Cricket Kit 4 Africa would love to hear from you … Take a look at the latest Flicx UK Blog

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Cricket Kit 4 Africa is an initiate to  help grow and build  the game of cricket in Africa

As the game and the popularity of cricket grows around the world so does the need for kit and equipment.  This is especially the case in Africa, where you will find young  people create a game in car parks, on the beaches and even in the middle of game parks!

Cricket, as in many sports, allows young boys and girls to express themselves and gain new skills and talents. The youngsters are often found living with terrible poverty and surrounded by devastating diseases such as AIDS and TB. Cricket gives them an opportunity to break away from the realities of this devastating life and do those things that children should be doing – Living life and having fun.

The cost of kit becomes prohibitive for many young families and this is where…

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Spartan Futures launch Love Hockey Shop

Spartan Futures High Performance Hockey Coaching is a partnership between two highly successful organisations with shared values and a love of hockey. The Crazy Catch is an important part of the Spartan Futures programmes and is used for warm up games, goalkeeper drills and also to help outfield players with their first touch and to help master 3D skills. “The Ultimate Rebound Net” is now available to buy from the great NEW Love Hockey Shop which is powered by Barrington Sports, the Hockey Specialists.

Futures Sports have been delivering first class hockey in schools, clubs, and on residential camps for 22 years. They are the leader in their field and have an unrivalled track record of success in hockey coaching and coach education whilst Spartan International have been delivering specialist goalee coaching from grass roots to international level for over 20 years.

Last summer at Moulton College a series of drills were filmed showing Spartan Futures players using the Crazy Catch in their training with the idea being that hockey clubs and coaches can incorporate these ideas into their sessions.

The Love Hockey Shop includes top brand name sticks, clothing and accessories as well as goalkeeping kit and coaching aids. Speaking about the inclusion of the Crazy Catch in the new shop Grahame Mansell- Grace AKA Panda commented “Quite simply there is always a Crazy Catch with me, and their usage keeps growing. We use it in our warm ups, during sessions and it’s most beneficial when incorporated with other training aids. We work with International athletes and the outcomes gained are different to those using the Crazy Catch when working with kids but it just works and is so adaptable and fun. COME AND CHECK OUT CRAZY CATCH OUR NEW SHOP, WE ONLY SELL THE GOOD STUFF!”

Love Hockey Screenshot

Love Hockey Screenshot

For more information about the summer programmes at Spartan Futures do visit the website or for any purchases go to You can also find them on various Social Networking Platforms (do check out their great camp video’s on You Tube too!!)

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Easter Fun with Jimmy, Tudes and Nico at the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy

Crazy Catch and Activate Sport have a long standing partnership and the Ultimate Rebound Net is used as an integral part of their camps including at the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy. This Easter holidays some famous faces joined in the fun including Paul Nixon, Alex Tudor, Dean Headley and Jimmy Anderson. Here’s a little photo montage of the Crazy Catch competitions with the AFCA …

And a short clip of Jimmy Anderson taking the 1 minute challenge …

Rupes Kitzinger, General Manager of UK Sport and Activity Programmes spoke about the response of the Crazy Catch during the Easter sessions

“The Crazy Catch, as always, has been a great addition to the coaching programmes on AFCA and INR at Easter. We are looking forward to using them again on the Academies at half term and in the summer holidays. For the record, Jimmy Anderson won his challenge…but only just!!!’

Any parents or children who were part of the Easter Activate Sport camps will be pleased to know that Crazy Catches are available to buy online from Activate Sports ( …  including access to an EXCLUSIVE OFFER to Activate Sport Customers ONLY of a FREE DVD featuring 11 AFCA designed drills on how to improve your cricket with the INSANE Crazy Catch.

So now you can practice your catching skills at home … or why not take your Crazy Catch to the beach or park and get your friends involved enjoying with endless hours of Crazy games and addictive entertainment for the whole family.

New Cricket Season starts today…

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The 2013 County Cricket season has kicked off today and fingers crossed for more play than last year!! Here at Flicx UK we wanted to give you a quick run through of how our 2 brands- Flicx Pitch and Crazy Catch can help your team to reach it’s potential (and have fun along the way)…

Lets start with the Crazy Catch – The Ultimate Rebound Net. The Crazy Catch is a great training aid used to improve your catching, throwing accuracy, speed and agility, reaction times and more specialist position skills. (Check out our Cricket Channel on You Tube for training drills) For Cricket our Classic product range is recommended and pictured below are the 4 different sized models all with ONE SANE and ONE INSANE side… The Professional Classic, The Wildchild Classic, The Upstart Classic and our new handheld device called The Freestyle.

The Crazy Catch makes training…

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Sporty Mites – Multi Sports for pre-schoolers

Sporty Mites launched in 2012 and runs multi-sports sessions for 2 1/2- 7 year old’s in Bedford. Sporty Mites was developed by Katherine Winger. She formerly worked as a doctor and after having 3 children of her own, felt there was a lack of provision of quality sports based activities for children during their early years. Currently, Sporty Mites provides an after-school programme for the Reception and Key Stage 1 age-group. In addition, this week at Bedford Athletics stadium, Sporty Mites held taster sessions for pre-schoolers which proved hugely popular with 2 over-subscribed sessions and superb feedback on the sporty content delivered by the Sporty Mites team. These sessions will now form part of the Sporty Mites programme going forward.

Sporty Mites Pre- School Session

Sporty Mites Pre- School Session

Sporty Mites deliver multi-sport sessions which includes junior forms of hockey, football and badminton as well as focusing on developing key skills in physical literacy – agility, balance and co-ordination, with a focus on enjoyment and fun!! The children get to enjoy throwing, kicking, and hitting techniques in every session.

“Sporty Mites is about giving children an opportunity to learn new skills, have great fun in a group-based environment and giving them the skills and confidence to continue sports in schools and clubs. This can all contribute to a healthy and happy future. The Crazy Catch is a fantastic tool for the sessions. There is a huge array of activities it can be used for and the kids are drawn to it!” says Katherine Winger.

The Crazy Catch is a key part of the Sporty Mites offering and it is great fun for warm up games, developing hand eye co-ordination and new games made up by the children themselves who love the unpredictable nature of the Ultimate Rebound Net. Indeed this great picture was drawn by 5 year old Oliver showing him playing with the Crazy Catch at Sporty Mites 🙂

What I like to do at Sporty Mites

What I like to do at Sporty Mites

Crazy Catch and Sporty Mites are working together and will soon be shooting a video of a school-based session….