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The Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy

AFCA History & Background


The Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy was established in 2008 and by the end of 2015 over 320 Academies will have inspired nearly 20,000 boys and girls to play cricket.

With over 50 venues nationwide and abroad the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy has grown into a highly respected and essential part of a young cricketer’s journey.

The England & Wales Cricket Board were involved in the conception of the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy which lead to being awarded an official ECB endorsement. We are often asked how the Academy began. The answer dates back to when Freddie was playing for his beloved Lancashire CCC.

The Lancashire wicketkeeper at the time was Luke Sutton who co-directed Activate Camps , one of the UKs leading providers of holiday childcare and multisport courses. Both men quickly realised that Activate had the expertise and shared beliefs to help create and manage Fred’s desire to give something back to cricket.

The Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy was therefore born and has grown to where it is today by keeping its core philosophies and unique style.

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"Cricket has given me so much, and I want to pass on my
passion of the game to as many youngsters as I can."
Andrew Flintoff