Today marked a milestone for The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, as it donated a landmark 1,000th minibus to youngsters with special needs and disabilities. The charity's groundbreaking mobility initiative that spans over 37 years was celebrated with Essex CCC as disabled youngsters from Edith Borthwick School, Braintree were presented with their new means of transport which will aid access to the local community.
A new youth sports initiative aimed at getting more young people from London into cricket clubs will launch at Regent's Park this Sunday (8 July).
'Wicketz' will help 1,500 youngsters from disadvantaged communities make the jump from playing soft-ball cricket to joining hard-ball cricket clubs and create new clubs where opportunities aren't currently available.
Lord's Cricket Ground will once again host the prestigious finals of the Macquarie National Table Cricket Competition on Friday 15 June, with youngsters with disabilities from across the country vying for the chance to be crowned 2012 champions.
Table Cricket, which is played on a table tennis surface with specially designed bats and balls, enables young people with disabilities and special needs the chance to enjoy cricket and represent their school on a competitive basis.
All four current England Cricket Captains; Andrew Strauss, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook and Charlotte Edwards brought cricket to some of Nottingham's inner-city youngsters when The Lord’s Taverners staged a special coaching session ahead of the England Test with West Indies at Trent Bridge.
As cricket's number one charity, The Lord's Taverners is dedicated to giving young people access to sporting and recreational opportunities.
A groundbreaking youth project will climax on Tuesday 24th April at a sports festival in Hackney.
Nineteen young Londoners who were not in employment, education or training (NEETs) last summer have become qualified coaches and run sessions on some of the toughest estates in the Capital. Now they will use sport to tackle the tribalism and gang culture which divides so many communities.
The Lord's Taverners Cricket for Change programme comes to London this Thursday (April 12th) for the annual Street20 National Finals, the youth cricket initiative which aims to transform the lives of youngsters living in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.