"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 ."
More award success for C4C's Matiullah Haider
Aug 26, 2012
Following on from his success at Beyond Sport, C4C's Matiullah Haider won the award for 'Young Volunteer of the Year' at Surrey CC's fifth annual OSCAs event at the Kia Oval’s England Suite on Tuesday 21st August. The OSCA's, which stands for Outstanding Contribution to Cricket Awards, recognise the contribution of many 1000s of volunteers each year in Surrey.
The event saw Cricket AM presenter Sarah-Jane Mee taking on MC duties, whilst Alex Tudor and Alec Stewart were on hand to present and congratualte the awards to the ten deserving winners.
Matiullah will now go onto be nominated for the regional and national awards through the NatWest OSCAs and Sky Sports Coach of the Year Awards and along with his award he won a round of golf and dinner with a number professional cricketers later this year.
Matiullah with the other award winners, front row fourth from the right
Danny Baker, C4C Training Manager, who made the nomination said; "Another great acheivement for Matiullah, I am very proud of him. He is an inspiration to others, demonstrating that regardless of your background you can aspire to make a difference to the lives of others’.
Danny was also nominated for two awards on the night, 'Outstanding Coaching Achievement' and 'Outstanding Services to Coaching'. Beth Evans, C4C, who nominated him said that; "Danny's passion for helping others through cricket is infectious and ensures that all who come into contact with him develop a love for the game". Beth's father, Chris of Ashford CC, Middlesex, also won the 'Lifetime Achievement' award.