Inner-city youngsters all set for Felsted showdown!

8th Aug 2016
Inner-city youngsters all set for Felsted showdown!

This week, Felsted School in Essex plays host to 45 young cricketers from the West Ham, Luton, and Tower Hamlets Wicketz clubs.

The Wicketz Programme aims to establish community cricket clubs in areas where opportunities to play sport are lower than the national average. This year has seen the programme go from strength to strength, with new projects flourishing in Luton and Hartlepool, and the London clubs continuing to build on their success. To date, the programme has engaged over 3,000 youngsters from around the UK.

For many of the young players this will be one of the first times they have been away from home. The three day residential tournament is an opportunity to engage in coaching and competition, participate in mentoring and leadership sessions, learn about healthy living, and compete for the Wicketz trophy at a fantastic setting.

The Lord’s Taverners Wicketz programme is backed by some fantastic partners who help to create a sustainable and supportive sporting environment, including Ford Motor Company, M&G Investments, and Gunn & Moore.

Lord’s Taverners Cricket Programmes Manager Henry Hazlewood said: "Felsted is an excellent opportunity for young people from our projects to experience a new environment and develop valuable new skills."

We look forward to welcoming our Wicketz players to the school and witnessing some fantastic games of cricket!

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