1V Cricket Academy

1V Cricket Academy was founded in 2017 to provide cricket coaching and development for boys and girls from age five upwards within Blackburn and Darwen.

The Academy started as a small junior section in 2017 and has developed into two different groups, and now includes the Girls Cricket Academy supported by Active Lancashire.

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The Junior Sections meet each Sunday morning

Ages 5 – 14 (two groups); Location Blackburn College; Times: Sunday mornings 10am to 12 noon. Fees £2.50. Registration £10 (for which you get a t-shirt)


Ages 11 – 18; Location Bangor St Community Centre; Times alternate Saturday mornings; No Charge


The 1V Cricket Academy has been described as ‘inspirational’ by parents who have noticed huge differences in those attending the weekly sessions. Read more

“I like playing with a bat and ball. I like making new friends and having fun. Cricket helps me to get healthy and fit.” Uzayr Ahmed

One Voice runs cricket coaching sessions for 5 to 14 year olds, based at Blackburn Leisure Centre. The hourly sessions are run by Level 2 qualified cricket coaches. Currently there are vacancies for those aged between 10 and 14. To join please email: info@onevoicenetwork.org.uk

See how the 1V Cricket Academy has helped children escape from social isolation.  1V Cricket Academy Report



One Voice Blackburn have launched the 1V Cricket Academy with the help of Council leader, Councillor Mohammed Khan. Read more

One Voice Awarded BBC Children in Need Grant

One Voice Blackburn are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded them a grant to fund the 1V Cricket Academy and help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in Blackburn. Read more