New table cricket equipment set to enhance the game for thousands of young people with disabilities
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We provide innovative, inclusive, and impactful cricket programmes, empowering young people with disabilities and from disadvantaged communities to overcome the challenges of inequality, raise their aspirations and reach their potential.
Wicketz is a community cricket programme aimed at young people aged 8-19 living in deprived communities, providing weekly cricket sessions as well as life skills workshops.
Super 1s gives disabled young people aged 12-25 the chance to play regular competitive cricket while improving life skills such as confidence and independence.
Sports Kit Recycling
Our sports kit recycling programme helps young people all over the world in developing countries, and in the UK access sporting equipment.
Why We Do It
Evidence tells us that there continues to be a great need for our work. This helps us to consider how we might grow the reach and impact of our work further, by targeting our activities to those in greatest need.
We need to do this because:
- 4.3m people aged 8-18 living in England and Wales are at risk of inequality.
- There are 1.2m young people with a disability who access sport rarely or not at all.
- 31% of young people aged 8-18 face the risk of inequality because of their proximity to the highest levels of areas of multiple deprivation.
- There are 1.9m girls in England and Wales aged 8-18 who are in the bottom half of the Index of Multiple Deprivation decile (1–5) of 5.1m girls in England and Wales.
- 25% of disabled people took part in an organised activity session in the last year, compared to 36% of non-disabled people.
- Young people living in or near the least affluent areas are also known to be the least active and are less likely to have the opportunity to access sustained high quality structured activities.
- c.15.1m people (28% of the population) in the UK are from an ethnic minority background, of which c1.6m are young people aged 5-17.
Hear For Yourself
Khristian lives with epilepsy and a learning disability, and finds it very frustrating to express himself. Hear how Super 1s has helped him grow.
At such a young age, Scarlett opens up about her mental health issues but now she has found comfort in her Wicketz family.
Humzah shares his own personal account on how table cricket has helped him develop.
After initially leaving English shores in December 2021, a donation of cricket kit finally made it to the Ukraine Cricket Federation (UCF) in May 2022.