Making Cricket a Game for Everyone
To mark the end of Disability History Month we thought we would take a look at the work Somerset Cricket Foundation do within the field of disability cricket.
Cricket is truly a sport for all, and at Somerset we try to ensure that every child and adult has access to playing or being involved. Somerset Cricket Foundation offer accessible cricket through a variety of programmes and hubs.
Here is what is on offer throughout the County
Super 1s is a Lord’s Taverners community programme that gives young people with a disability aged between 12 and 25 the chance to play regular competitive cricket while improving confidence and independence.
Somerset Cricket Foundation have weekly cricket sessions taking place in Bath, Bridgwater, Street, Taunton, Weston-super-Mare and Yeovil.
Adult Disability Cricket
Through the Discovery Fund, Somerset Cricket Foundation are able to work within Somerset and offer day service providers, individuals and community organisations the chance to engage with cricket sessions as well as developing staff confidence and leader training to deliver simple cricket activities and table cricket within their organisation.
Somerset Disabled Cricket Club
The Foundation work to provide county cricket opportunities in both hardball and softball cricket for players who qualify. Both teams compete in ECB Regional competitions.
Somerset Visually Impaired CC
SCF also provide county cricket opportunities for players who qualify for Somerset Visually Impaired CC who compete in the BCEW National league.
School SEND Programme
Somerset Cricket Foundation offer mainstream and SEN schools the opportunity to engage with a range of cricket that includes, sensory, table and modified.
For more information about how to get involved in disability cricket, please contact Somerset Cricket Foundation’s Community Programmes Manager, Steve Gass:
You can also find out more about the Somerset Cricket Foundation by clicking on the link below: