Cricket is a game that unites communities and improves lives. We strive to help every individual and community to be united and for all people to feel that cricket is a game for them. The global COVID-19 pandemic has put additional strain on every sinew of the fabric of our society. With no population impacted greater than disabled people. We want to make cricket clubs a place where everyone can attend and be involved, or at least know of a suitable local provision.
Active Alliance Research shows that people with a disability want to increase their activity levels, but struggle to find appropriate opportunities. We also know that those coaches who have not delivered to adults or young people with a disability have low confidence in delivering inclusive sessions.
In addition, as clubs’ continue to run National Programmes (All Stars & Dynamos) inevitably the range of needs your coaches/activators encounter will increase. This is demonstrated by the range of disclosed needs/disabilities that was disclosed from last year’s registering participants.
We need your support to raise awareness of disability cricket in Somerset. As a network of 150 clubs, our collective reach is massive and we want to use this to help reach more players who will benefit from the experiences we take for granted.
How can you get involved?
We have created three levels for clubs to engage with and pledge their support. You choose the level that suits your clubs needs:
Simply promote and share opportunities that exist for young people and adults to engage with disability cricket – you will be sent the relevant information to share.
Attend our training designed to support your club in understanding how to coach inclusively.
North Session, Oasis John Williams & Brislington Sports Centre
- Tuesday 8th March 7.30-8.30pm (online session); and
- Tuesday 22nd March, 7.30-9.30pm (Face to Face practical session)
South Session, The Castle School Sports Centre, Taunton
- Sunday 20th March, 10am-1pm
Run a disability or inclusive cricket session at your club. You could;
- Run an ALL stars or Dynamos Session targeting young people with Additional Needs
- Run an adult disability cricket session linking with an existing community group or day service provider
- Support and host a Super 1 sessions
- Or something different!
As a NEW Champion Club you will receive, Kit, £500 and Support from the Foundation.
Pledge your Support this Summer
Enter your level of support here
For any questions or to have a discussion, please email: Steve.Gass@Somersetcricketfoundation.org or call 07788 628 526