Where are they now? ACA students’ success follow this link to see how some of our former students’ academic and cricketing careers have progressed.

April 2017

Sir Rod Aldridge Indoor Centre takes delivery of Merlyn by BOAL spin bowling machine, the first in any state school in the county.

February 2017

ACA Cricket Director Alexia Walker also named as an Assistant Coach to Sussex Women’s Senior Squad.

February 2017

Second ACA overseas tour to Dubai.

Autumn 2016

Now former-students Tara Norris and Tom Haynes play club cricket in Melbourne for the season down under.

July 2016

Tara Norris qualifies as Level 2 Coach.

June 2016

Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre is opened by former England Captain Charlotte Edwards.

May 2016

ACA team beat Sussex Martlets Cricket Club at Arundel by 135 runs.

November 2015

Tara Norris, who joined the Aldridge Cricket Academy in 2014 and studies at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, named by Sussex County Cricket Club in their 2016 Academy intake.

September 2015

Sussex Cricket officials and fast bowlers Tymal Mills and James Anyon join ACA students, staff and community members at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) to mark the beginning of construction of the new cricket centre with the burying of a time capsule.

September 2015

Director of Cricket Alexia Walker retires from the County game, having played 146 matches for the County, winning six County Championships with the Sussex Women and two T20 Championships.

July 2015

ACA squad wins Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation eight-a-side tournament.

July 2015

Bryce Hounsome becomes the first ACA centurion during a victory over Ardingly College.

June 2015

ACA defeat Charterhouse School away.

Squad at Cape of Good Hope, South Africa tour

Squad at Cape of Good Hope, South Africa tour

February 2015

First ACA overseas tour to South Africa see six out of eight games won.

January 2015

Year 12 student Tara Norris takes part in England Women’s Under 19 training camp in South Africa.

October 2014

Fundraising dinner for the upcoming tour to South Africa attended by big names from Sussex Cricket, including Luke Wright, and raises over £19,000. In total nearly £50,000 is raised by entrepreneurial students, staff and supporters for the tour.

September 2013

Our first students start on courses at both Brighton and Portslade Aldridge Community Academies.

August 2014

Simon Funnell, Cricket Development Manager at Sussex Cricket since 2008, appointed by Brighton and Portslade Aldridge Community Academies as their first joint Director of Sport.

June 2013

Sussex’s most capped player ever, Alexia Walker, announced as the new Director of Cricket at the Aldridge Cricket Academy

May 2012

The Aldridge Cricket Academy is launch at an event at the The PROBIZ County Ground, Hove