LTDCC Awards to take place at The Oval
The Lord's Taverners Disability Cricket Championships Awards evening takes place tomorrow at The Oval, celebrating the sporting achievements of participants who have a limiting disability and the invaluable contributions of others who help to make the programme a huge success.
The LTDCC is run in partnership with the Berkeley Foundation – the charity arm of the Berkeley Group. Funding from the foundation has enabled the expansion of the competition from five London boroughs to 18 in its first two years, with 23 boroughs now accessing the programme as it comes to the end of its third year. The competition also benefits from the support of the Wembley National Stadium Trust, and Sport England.
Last year, the following awards were presented:
Player of the Year: Richard Barnes
Spirit of Cricket Award: Dara Afolabi
Most Improved Player: Arman Ali
Coach of the Year: Michael Wilson
Volunteer of the Year: Rhys Archer
Coach of the Year for 2015, Michael Wilson, upon winning the award said: “I can honestly say this is the proudest moment of my coaching career. Four of the six awards were presented to players I coach. I’m very proud to not only have worked with young people from all sorts of disadvantaged backgrounds and with a number of disabilities but also see players develop as individuals, some of which have gone on to play cricket at a county level.”
The Lord's Taverners look forward to welcoming guests to The Oval tomorrow, including many London Mayors and Councillors.