BRIAN JOHNSTON MEMORIAL TRUST
Brian's 47 years of broadcasting, his passion for England and its great national sport of cricket, along with his irrepressible sense of fun, brought him into the hearts and minds of millions of people worldwide.
As a memorial his family, together with many eminent members of the cricketing and broadcasting world, set up a trust fund to further the causes that were close to Brian's heart. A members club, The Johnners Club, was also established in his memory.
The Brian Johnston Memorial Trust (BJMT) is a registered charity (no. 1045946), supporting the following key initiatives:
- BJMT/ECB Elite Spin Programme
BJMT supports the ECB spin bowling programme which has supported nearly 250 young spin bowlers over the past four years. The programme has seen 20 players progress to play first XI county cricket, with several on the verge of the England performance programme.
- Brian Johnston Scholarships
BJMT provides scholarships to young male and female cricketers at county academy and university level who are in genuine financial need. Last year, 22 scholarships were awarded to help with coaching, travel and equipment costs.
To view a list of this years scholars click here.
- Cricket for the visually impaired (VI). Young cricketers are also supported by BJMT, with the annual development tournament involving 87 VI cricketers, including 10 young women and 15 new players, officiated by experienced VI umpires and scorers over two days.