We are seeking to create a network of volunteers who can lead and deliver Walking Cricket sessions across the County.

All across the UK, new walking sports teams are popping up, with the idea of getting older and less physically able individuals together enjoying competitive team sports without the high impact or strenuous level of activity that standard versions of the same games require.

We are keen to develop a series of Walking Cricket groups across the County, but we need volunteers who have the time, passion and enthusiasm to lead the groups on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

Walking Cricket in Taunton

Walking Cricket is typically played with similar rules as the standard game, but with a few tweaks to make sure everyone is involved.  The game is aimed at anyone aged over 50; new to cricket, beginners or those who have played for a long time!  The great thing about this activity is that it’s open to all – men and women can play alongside each other, less physically-abled individuals can also join in, and everyone will benefit from getting moderate exercise in a social setting.

The benefit of this gentler form of the sport has seen increased positive health results, rehabilitation progress and the opening up of social networks for the participants.

If you are keen to engage with the Foundation as a volunteer and take on this lead role, we are here to support you in your volunteering role and you will be required to undertake

  • First Aid training
  • Walking Cricket activator session
  • Rules and Scoresheets
  • Monthly walking cricket co-ordinators meeting (online)
  • Risk assessment

If you are keen to express an interest in this volunteering role, please complete this online application:

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Or email steve.gass@somersetcricketfoundation.org or call 01823 352266