""I went along, got involved and that was it. For me cricket is a chance to play just like anyone else. It's a great escape and I've made some amazing friends""
Hit the Top
HIT THE TOP is a cricket programme for young people (8 – 21 years old) with a disability in London. It is the largest disability cricket programme in the world, providing opportunities for participants to develop their self confidence, independence and aspirations in a supportive team environment. The programme has run for over ten years and was shortlisted for a Sport Industry Award in May 2013.
Hit the Top is led by two former members of the England Blind Cricket Team, supported by a motivational team that are an integral part of the development of new programme ideas, curriculum development and the evaluation of current programmes and initiatives. The programme is delivered by a team of coaches and development staff who have a disability and who were identified and trained as part of the wider Hit the Top programme.
Many of our young people create their own Personal Development Plans (PDPs) which help them to develop their own goals which they work towards with the support of their coach.
Hit the Top – Core London Programme
At the core of the London programme is a network of 32 youth cricket clubs across London which operate all year round. Along with the clubs, the Hit the Top programme works in collaboration and in partnership with special needs schools, mainstream schools with disability units, mainstream cricket clubs, 11 Disabled People’s Organisations and 8 statutory and governmental organisations.
The Hit the Top programme also has the following sub programmes:
- Hit the Top Heroes
- Team Tufnell
- Hit the Top VI
- Hit the World
If you want to get involved with 'Hit The Top' then get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0208 669 2177