Barmy Army launches new Junior Membership to inspire the next generation
The Barmy Army is working with the R66T Academy and New Balance on a brand-new Junior Membership programme specifically designed to get kids into cricket and help them develop a lifelong love of the game.
With a range of benefits suitable for these changing times, the Junior Membership brings the fun, energy and respect of supporting England with the Barmy Army to life, as well as offering the opportunity to learn from England Captain Joe Root and Glamorgan All-Rounder Billy Root through an exclusive online training programme from the R66T Academy.
Joe Root comments, “The Barmy Army has always been an incredible asset for the England Team and so we are really pleased to be involved and for the R66T Academy to be able to offer exclusive coaching and support as part of this new initiative. The R66T Academy is a not for profit which provides coaching for cricketers of all abilities worldwide and so teaming up with the Barmy Army provides the perfect opportunity to deliver specifically created quality drills and tuition to young players of the game.”
The Junior Membership is available to anyone under the age of 18 and costs from just £25 per year* or £75* for Junior Lifetime membership which is a one-off purchase and will take Junior Members all the way through to their 18th birthday. Full benefits include:
- Barmy Army Juniors welcome pack (includes exclusive New Balance Tech shirt and Drawstring bag)
- R66T Academy exclusive coaching drill and content
- Priority access to Test Match and ODI Tickets
- Priority access to other major cricket events such as T20 Finals Day
- Over 120 retailer discounts through our Barmy Rewards app
- 20% Off New Balance
- 15% Off Luke 1977
- 10% Off The Cricket Store
- Regular Newsletters
- Exclusive opportunities to engage with your Cricketing heroes through our Podcast and YouTube programmes
- Further First-Class benefits & discounts
Plus 10% of the first 100 purchasers will go into a prize draw to win one of 10 prizes which include a Root Academy ball feeder (RRP £99.00), signed Barmy Army World Cup t-shirt, unique opportunity to be on the Barmy Army podcase and ask questions of cricketing heroes, copies of some of the best cricket books out there and signed merchandise.
Chris Millard, Managing Director of the Barmy Army is proud to see the initiative come to fruition, “We are so excited to be launching our Junior Membership to the cricket community. We know how important it is to get kids and young people engaged in the game from both a playing and supporting perspective and by teaming up with the R66T Academy and New Balance we are able to offer the young supporter everything they need to be engaged with the game even during these difficult times”.
He continues, “Being able to offer our Junior Members the unique opportunity to get involved with the R66T Academy and to see exactly what you need to do to make it right to the top of the sport as a player is simply brilliant. We have a huge amount of respect for the Root family and what they have done to give back to the game through the academy and we are delighted to be working with them.”
*Annual membership fees are £25 per child plus £3.99 p&p for the tech shirt. Junior Lifetime is available from £75 per child plus £3.99 p&p for the t-shirt. The £75 is a one-off payment and then only £3.99 p&p will be charged on an annual basis.