The Lords Taverners funded programme, Super 1s, is proving a popular choice for young people aged 12-25 with additional needs in Somerset. With seven hubs across the county offering free weekly cricket, there is more to this programme than meets the eye!
Super 1s is designed to support the development of the young people in three key areas; Employability and personal development, health and wellbeing and local themes.
In partnership with Somerset County Cricket Club, Somerset Cricket Foundation offered Super 1s the opportunity to volunteer at T20 matches. Each interested Super 1 had to prepare a short presentation on why they like cricket and then interview for the role.
The process was created to support the young people develop their employability and personal skills by creating the same anxieties and pressures experienced when going for an interview. However, this interview would not decide their fate! All young people who applied for the position were accepted! The rationale behind this process to provide the opportunity to interview in a supportive environment. For some young people this was their first interview, so it was great to provide this experience!
Steve Gass Community manager said , “Super 1s is a great programme and we do our best to provide opportunities that can stretch and develop young people. The partnership with the County Club has allowed us to provide another activity that we hope will develop confidence and future employability”
A total of seven young people will be part of the Match Day experience team this summer and all sailed through their interview! If you see them at T20 match, why not stop and say hello!