£10,000 For Essex Cricket To Support Disabled Cricket
Essex Cricket has successfully received £10,000 from ‘Awards for All’ to help support the set up of five new junior learning and physical disability cricket clubs in Essex. The clubs that have been identified to set up new disability sections at their club are:
- Braintree Cricket Club
- Frinton Cricket Club
- Gidea Park and Romford Cricket Club
- Springfield Cricket Club
- Belhus Cricket Club
These clubs will also deliver coaching sessions to their local schools.
The aim of ‘Essex Cricket’ is to give everyone the opportunity to play cricket regardless of background and circumstance, be it as a player, coach, official, grounds person, or volunteer.
Tracey Davies, Cricket Development Manager says: “It is great to see cricket for those with disabilities begin to develop in the county. We would like to thank the Essex Cricket Disability Steering Group and all partners involved, such as sportessex ‘Sam Bull’, English Federation of Disability Sport ‘Mark Healy’, competitions manager ‘Alison Gurner’, local authorities Sport Development Officers, and especially all the volunteers, and particularly the clubs themselves for embracing this exciting project.”
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