"I just want to say what a great day it was at the National Street20 finals. You had over 200 kids from all over the uk engaging in sport in a safe environment, & thanks for inviting me to give a talk about drugs & knife crime. Since then I've had some really positive messages from the youngters on my web site . I also think what you are doing is fantastic as your giving these kids the opportunity to play sport and be educated at the same time and i am sure between us we changed some lives and pointed alot of them in the right direction P.S Didn't see 1 unhappy face all day the whole place was full of smiles ."
C4C Hit The Top adopting ‘Inclusive and Active 2’
Feb 9, 2012
During the February 2012 Half Term, C4C will again be running a Hit the Top (HTT) club competition at Play on Sport in Canary Wharf.
The Hit the top programme, the world's leading disability cricket programme, provides club-playing opportunities for young people (under 18) with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and/or visual impairment and certainly improves self-esteem, confidence and independent mobility skills.
Through playing cricket with HTT, the young people taking part also benefit from greater and improved access to a fitter and healthier lifestyle.
This HTT Half-Term competition is a reminder of that earlier last year Cricket for Change adopted the new five year sport and physical activity strategy for disabled people in London, ‘Inclusive and Active 2’.
‘Inclusive and Active 2’ has been created in partnership between the Greater London Authority (GLA), NHS London and Interactive. With a vision of active disabled Londoners, it aims to increase participation levels of disabled people, change the perception of disabled people being active and embed sport and physical activity within the mainstream provision.
Stewart Lucas, Chief Executive of Interactive said “Over the last 30 years, Cricket for Change has greatly enhanced cricket opportunities for disabled people in London. Now, by adopting ‘Inclusive and Active 2’, they will not only build on the fantastic work of their own remit but also permeate inclusive opportunities for disabled people across the whole cricket landscape”.
Cricket for Change President Phil Tufnell said “We do so much great stuff for kids with disabilities its fantastic. It is brilliant that because of ‘Inclusive and Active 2’ everyone is now going to take responsibility and they’ll get even more chance to play and become coaches.”
By adopting ‘Inclusive and Active 2’, Cricket for Change has developed an action plan detailing how they will implement targets under each of the five themes of the strategy. Key areas include lead officer, workforce development initiatives, coaching plans, campaign linkages and improved club understanding of inclusion.
Andy Dalby-Welsh, Cricket for Change’s Director of Programmes, said “We are really excited to adopt ‘Inclusive and Active 2’. The strategy will ensure that provision of sport for young people with a disability is not just the responsibility of disability sporting organisations but the whole mainstream sporting system.”
Cricket for Change joins a strong and ever growing partnership of London agencies with strategic and provision responsibilities for sport and physical activity who have or are currently working towards adopting ‘Inclusive and Active 2’ and making it a reality.
For further details please contact, Andy Dalby-Welsh, C4C Director of Programmes on 0208 669 2177 or e-mail email@example.com