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

Members are supervised by staff who are qualified Level 1 and Level 2 ECB Cricket coaches.  Each training session lasts an hour. The emphasis is on fun whilst making lasting friendships, improving health and of course learning how to play cricket. There is also a strong focus on skill development and competitive games at all levels.

1V Netball Club was founded in 2018 to provide netball coaching and development for girls and ladies from age six upwards within Blackburn and Darwen.

The club started as a small junior section in 2015 and has developed into different groups, including Junior Netball (11-16 years) and Walking Netball (Over 18s).

Many of the girls and women involved with 1V Netball Club often do not partake in any other form of physical or sporting activity.

Junior Netball

Our junior netball session is run by head coach at West Pennine, Anne Wignall. The sessions are for girls aged between 10 to 16. The session focuses on skill development including footwork, passing drills, and shooting techniques.

There are also opportunities for competitive games both locally and regionally. 

A registration fee of £20 is payable for a kit, England Netball membership, and a netball. Session fees are £25 for every 10 sessions. 

Set up in 2019 this female only sports group gives members the opportunity to engage in multi sports on a weekly basis. We provide members with the chance to get involved in a range of sports including football, rugby, rounders and much more.

We have qualified coaches in place to ensure sessions are benefitting members to their full potential. The environment is both fun and engaging, but not overly competitive.

We have created unique opportunities for young people to get involved in training opportunities where they develop skills that will enable them to lead and manage sports sessions in the future.

Recently the girls have been engaging in rugby sessions alongside Blackburn RUFC with much success. The majority of sessions take place at Blackburn Youth Zone.

Registration and Session fees apply.
To join any of the groups, please call 01254 676193 or click on link below.

East End Boys Sport focuses on organised sports, providing young males with the opportunity to engage in a variety of sports in a safe and fun environment. 

Our East End Boys sports group encourages individuals to make new friends, improve their confidence, leadership, stay active and learn new skills. 

The outdoor sessions are run by experienced coaches that assist in learning the importance of focus, respect, and teamwork. There is a strong focus on football, developing skills and adapting rules in a competitive game. 

Registration and Session fees apply.