The Academy started last season and has already seen its first candidates successfully reach accreditation for the Pawn and Knight levels. The events are a mix of coaching, fun games and competitions.
The Academy is open to under 18s chess players in the county of all abilities. Just turn up on Saturday and get involved.
After the Academy this Saturday there will be the first match for the county junior team against Warwickshire starting at 1.30pm. This season the juniors are taking part in the Under 140 grade section of the Midlands Chess Association competition.