The ECB’s disability cricket Champion Club initiative is designed to enable clubs to create or develop fun, welcoming cricket playing environments for disabled people.
The initiative is designed to help you engage every member of your local community, and to put cricket at the forefront of tackling inequalities that have only increased through the global pandemic.
Here in Gloucestershire, we would like every cricket club to actively promote inclusive cricket opportunities for disabled people across the County. We are aware that delivering additional cricket sessions for some clubs may not be possible straightaway, so we have divided our Champion Club offer into two levels. Our hope is that all clubs will become ‘advocates’ for disability cricket, which will allow more clubs to engage with the programme by promoting cricketing opportunities for disabled people. It is a fantastic way of raising awareness about how to get involved and ensure that everyone has the chance to enjoy the game we all love.
Raise awareness of cricket opportunities across Gloucestershire for disabled people:
- Display inclusive opportunities posters in your clubhouse
- Share inclusive opportunities posters with your membership
- Promote digital content across your club social media channels
Create playing opportunities for disabled people at your club. Each Champion Club will receive:
- Brand new kit bag of playing equipment
- Guidance and support
- £500 grant funding
Express an interest
Use the button below to express an interest in becoming an Advocate or Champion Club. Applications for interested clubs are now open until 23rd April 2021.