Somerset Cricket Foundation recently hosting their inaugural DIScoverABILITY Day in the unforgettable setting of the Cooper Associates County Ground. This mass participation sports event involved people from Somerset-based schools, colleges and day services; all coming together to enjoy a fun-filled day of sporting activities.

The day featured a series of batting, throwing, catching, and bowling challenges on the outfield, designed for all abilities, led by coaches from Somerset Cricket Foundation with help from volunteers at Richard Huish College as well as members of the Foundation’s Super 1 Cricket Hubs.

Somerset County Cricketers’ Will Smeed and Ned Leonard were also on hand to sign autographs and pose for pictures to create those extra special memories.

In addition, representatives from Yeovil Town Community Trust organised a fun football session, Taunton Tennis Club showcased wheelchair tennis and short tennis and Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership provided us with Archery and laser pistol shooting!

Each year Somerset Cricket Foundation provides over 400 young people and adults with physical and/or learning disabilities the opportunity to take part in cricket. It hopes to grow this number with the recent appointment of an Adult Disability Inclusion Officer. Steve Gass, Community Programme Officer, said

“DIScoverABILITY Day was a new initiative for us this year and we wanted to show case our role and in providing opportunities for young people and adults with additional needs. We want all communities to feel connected to the Cooper Associates County Cricket and this is a great way of connecting with our local community”

If you want to get involved inclusive cricket as an adult or young person, or a school/college or Day Service, please contact us.

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