Giving those with disabilities a sporting chance
10 May 2016
Young people with disabilities often struggle to have access to sports and this funding programme provides the opportunity for local people to enjoy cricket whilst improving their confidence, enhancing communication and building friendships.
General Manager of Cricket Shropshire Richard Cox said: "We are honoured that the Trust has decided to invest in the future of Shropshire Cricket and the grass roots of the game. For some time the organisation has had a presence at cricket grounds across the county but this is the first time they have become involved with us formally as the governing body. We are delighted to be working alongside the Trust in providing sporting opportunities for everyone."
The match play and training sessions will be held at Wrekin College throughout the year, using indoor facilities during the winter with regular matches around the country involving specialist transport and support.
Dona Guy, Continuous Improvement Executive at The Wrekin Housing Trust said: “Supporting local people with disabilities is very important to us as we truly believe in inclusivity for all. Sporting activities enrich lives in many different ways and we are very happy to be able to help more people play sports they love and gain the many benefits of that.”