"‘I’m still buzzing from today – please thank Mike for setting this up. He is doing an amazing job with those kids’ (after attending a Rugby for Change session at a PRU with Mike Henderson, one of our Development Coaches)"
Get Involved - 'VI Inclusive and Awareness Day' at Lord's
Mar 30, 2012
If you want to get involved in the world's leading disability cricket programme, then come along to the MCC Indoor school at Lord's Cricket ground on Friday 27th April 2012, because Cricket for Change will be holding a 'Visually Impaired Inclusive & Awareness' day between 10am and 3pm.
The day has been kindly funded by the Greater London Fund for the Blind and C4C has invited many young people who have a visual impairment from mainstream and special schools in Middlesex, Essex, Surrey and Kent to attend with the view to introducing and igniting a passion for cricket in them.
Members of the England Blind cricket team as well as C4C's women/girls Visually Impaired (VI) team will be present to provide demonstrations of VI cricket and talk to the young people. During the afternoon their will be a chance to take play in a tournament, which is sure to be fiercely competitive!
Teachers are also invited to attend the day and will receive valuable training on the aspects of being VI inclusive and aware within their school activities. A number of representatives from county cricket boards will also be in attendance as will some other non-sporting VI organisations will be able impart their experience and advice.
We have had incredible interest for the event, in what will be a fun, inspiring and informative day for everyone, as well as providing an opportunity for some of the young people to join up with a number of the Hit The Top VI clubs near to their school or where they live.
At 3pm when the event officially finishes, there will be the opportunity for anyone who wants to, to go on a tour of Lord's.
If you would like to be a part of this exciting day please get in touch with Beth Evans, Development Coach and HTT Peer Leader Co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org