Sussex Cricket Foundation announce record winter participation levels

Sussex Cricket Foundation are delighted to announce that cricket participation levels in state schools have risen to a record high during the winter months.

SCF have been working with schools throughout the Sussex community on various programmes since the start of the academic year.

Such programmes include indoor cricket tournaments, a primary school education project focusing on the upcoming T20 World Cup, secondary school participation and leadership programmes and floodlit cricket competitions.

Steve Feazey, Cricket Development Manager said, “In total, we have reached over 2,000 children in Key Stages Two and Three since the start of the Academic year, which is a fantastic achievement. “Cricket is normally perceived as a summer sport, but through intuition and innovation, we have engaged various partners to help us set up and deliver participation programmes across the county during the winter months.

Emma Greenough, Schools Games Organiser for Brighton and Hove said, “The Indoor Cricket Competitions that Sussex Cricket run during the winter months are great as its essential to keep young people involved in cricket all year round and developing those fundamental movement skills that can be used for both cricket and other sports.

Matt Sealby, Head of PE at The Regis School said “Indoor cricket in the winter provides an invaluable opportunity for schools to take part in what is a predominantly summer sport. The summer term is often short and with cancelled games due to weather issues and limited schools playing longer formats, the indoor format allows students to play cricket all year round in exciting and fast paced games.

“The Sussex Cricket Foundation has provided the excellent training needed for the youngsters and they will, in turn, deliver to over 100 young people within the local area.”

For further information on Sussex Cricket Foundation school programmes, please visit www.sussexcricket.co.uk/schools

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Disability Day returns to Hove for 2016

Sussex Cricket is delighted to announce the return of its annual Disability Day on Monday 16th May at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove.

The Sussex Cricket Foundation Disability Day is one of the largest mass participation events in the South East for people with disabilities and reinforces our commitment to making cricket accessible to communities and individuals across Sussex.

The event aims to promote disability participation in cricket through a variety of fun and innovative activities where we focus on ability, not disability. The event is open to schools, day centres, community groups and individuals.

Attendees will be able to get involved in a wide variety of activities including Coaching Zones run by our qualified coaches, The Lord Taverners Table Cricket Single Wicket competition and the Sussex Cricket Inflatable “Fun Factory”

New Activities for 2016 include – the Multi Sport Paralympic Village, Sussex VI Sharks Skill Centre and Sid the Shark’s Biggest Hit Challenge!

Tim Shutt, MD of Sussex Cricket Foundation, said: “The vision of the Foundation includes ensuring opportunities to participate in cricket are genuinely open to all and there will be no better example of this than on May 16th.

“Over the last 6 years, the event has always been well attended and has been an extremely fun, enjoyable day for all involved.”

Anyone wishing to get involved with the Sussex Cricket Foundation Disability Day should contact Cricket Development Manager Roger Newman via email HERE

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Sussex Cricket Foundation – Launch Lunch

On Friday 29th April 2016 the Sussex Cricket Foundation will be hosting a lunch at the 1st Central County Ground, Hove. The lunch will represent the launch of Sussex Cricket Foundation’s appeal year, in which the SCF will be hosting a variety of events throughout the year.

Sussex CCC player’s Luke Wright & Ross Taylor will be attending, along with former Sussex player Mike Yardy. The launch event will provide an opportunity for a Q & A session with the Sussex players, as well as an introduction from SCF staff who will discuss the plans of the Foundation.

A 3 course meal with cash bar will be available, at £50pp.

All proceeds from the event, will go towards Sussex Cricket Foundation programmes which include participation, education and health.

Email scfappeal@sussexcricket.co.uk or call 07936 146415 for more information.

To book tickets please click HERE

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