Cricket in Barbados
Perfect, upbeat and magical, filled with white sand beaches to relax on at the end of the day, Barbados offers the ideal opportunity for students to ignite their passion for sports outside the UK and beyond the school grounds.
Cricket fans can enjoy a trip to the Kensington Oval and Legends of Barbados Cricket Museum with a portrait gallery and memorabilia from greats such as Sir Garfield Sobers, Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge.
Staff and students can relax at this safe and welcoming resort based in southern Barbados, with a choice of all types of board, where amenities and several beaches are conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel. If you're looking for a fun night out on a Friday, the nearby village of Oistens has a delicious Friday Fish fry on the beach.
Free-time is taken care of with an array of duty free shops to go to in Bridgetown Harbour and a wide choice of water sports and cultural excursions also on offer. Snorkelling, wakeboarding and surfing are all available as well as the boat yard package. Whilst touring the island, beautiful mountain vistas, sea views and a plethora of wildlife including green monkeys, mongoose, whistling frogs and toads and eight species of bats can be seen.
With its tropical climate, Barbados is a year-round destination, however, we recommend visiting between January and August to miss the rainy and hurricane seasons when teams can play outside all day and there is a larger choice of teams to practice with.
Wider curriculum links: Offering superb sports facilities alongside welcoming Bajan culture and in this scenic, coastal location, Barbados communicates a natural link between sports and other curriculum areas, including History, Art and Geography. We suggest the Harrison's Cave, a crystallized limestone cavern with much to see.
Pavilion's Cricket Tours
Pavilion's well-established agents can expertly match players' ages and abilities, ensuring that all students benefit from valuable training sessions.
An exceptionally popular sport on the island, cricket games are played, all year round, throughout the island from casual games on any one of the golden beaches to International test matches or professional games at Kensington Oval.
Our official umpires and coaches demonstrate enviable skill and professionalism, offering 90 minute training sessions which aim to generate positive learning outcomes through challenging players' decision making skills and enhancing their performance.
Students can expect the likelihood of a local crowd, and non-competing school teams are always encouraged to actively support, adding to the audience for supporting teams.
Students will enrich their learning and experiences further by playing three fixtures against local sides, allowing them to build confidence in their cultural understanding, communication skills and sporting abilities.
During their stay, teams can expect:
- 3 x fixtures against local Barbadian sides
- Games managed by official umpires