Help to support the Disability game across Middlesex with this fantastic opportunity to sign your club up as a Disability Cricket Champion Club.
Disability Cricket has gone from strength to strength in Middlesex over the last few years, and this year we are proud to have two squads in the ECB D40 National League alongside a Super 9s squad in the county soft ball set up. To support these players’ development, and to help raise awareness of the game, this is the perfect opportunity for your club to become involved with the game as a Champion Club. (https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/open-age/disability-cricket/championclubs)
We are working with the ECB to support cricket clubs to open their gates and deliver cricket opportunities for all those with disabilities. The Disability Cricket Champion Club Programme will support cricket clubs through guidance, resource, and equipment, enabling them to welcome individuals with additional needs and varying abilities to support them to play, follow, officiate, and volunteer. This will create a truly equitable club game and provide fantastic new opportunities for cricketers and for the Champion Clubs.
Every Disability Cricket Champion Club will receive a free kit bag, containing plastic playing equipment and a range of balls and markers to help facilitate coaching drills and games. Adapted and easy to use equipment can play a crucial role in enabling coaches to ensure that everyone is involved and able to enjoy the game.
Every centre that registers and goes on to be selected to be a Disability Cricket Champion Club will receive a free pack, including: 1 ECB kit bag, 4 bats, 4 sets of stumps, 12 plastic balls, 15 tennis balls, 2 large tennis balls, 1 large tennis ball with ball-bearings (audible), cones, line markers and ropes.
All Disability Cricket Champion Clubs will also be able to access ECB funding to support the promotion and delivery of their inclusive cricket sessions. Clubs will be able to apply for up to £500 seed funding in their first year, to deploy experienced coaches*; purchase more adapted equipment; or help to promote inclusive cricket sessions.
*A club coach must assist a paid coach to build future sustainability of the programme.
What do you need to become a Disability Cricket Champion Club?
For more information, and to start the process of applying, please email Middlesex Cricket’s Head of Disability Cricket Michael Wilson on [email protected].