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 our society, with no population impacted more greatly 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.
Raising awareness of disability cricket in Somerset
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 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 All Stars & Dynamos national programmes, the range of needs your coaches and activators encounter will inevitably increase. This has been demonstrated by the range of additional needs and disabilities disclosed by previous 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 connect with more players and allow them to benefit from the experiences people without a disability 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:
Run a disability or inclusive cricket session at your club. You could: (i) run an All Stars or Dynamos session targeting young people with additional needs; (ii) run an adult disability cricket session linking with an existing community group or day service provider; or (iii) support and host a Super 1s sessions. As a NEW Champion Club you will receive, kit, £500 and support from the Somerset Cricket Foundation.
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 are designed to support your club in understanding how to coach inclusively.
Find out more about Champion Clubs
Further training and information for clubs on specific impairment types
Introduction to Autism
Social Emotional and Mental Health & ADHD
Basic Makaton signs
Get in touch
Please complete our short online form to connect with our Community Programmes Manager and learn more about becoming a Champion Club. By doing so, we’ll also keep you informed of other disability and inclusion events and opportunities. You can unsubscribe at any time.