"The training sessions and matches organised by Cricket for Change have been enormously beneficial to our son's physical and emotional development. This has meant that, as parents, we have seen fantastic changes in his ability, confidence and independence."
National OSCA Award for C4C's Matiullah Haidar
Oct 17, 2012
Matiullah will be among 400 guests from the recreational game at this prestigious event to be held in the Nursery Pavilion at Lord’s on Monday 22 October 2012.
Following on from his deserved success with Beyond Sport and as the Surrey CCC Young Volunteer of the Year, Cricket for Change’s Matiullah Haider, has now been nominated for the National ‘Young Volunteer Award’ at the 10th National Natwest OSCA’s.
The NatWest OSCAs were established in 2003 to reward cricket’s unsung heroes and recognise the efforts of grassroots volunteers from all over the county. The awards form an integral part of both NatWest and the ECB’s Volunteering Programmes which gives cricket clubs advice on recruiting, educating and rewarding volunteers.
Matiullah has been shortlisted from hundreds of volunteers were nominated through clubs and county cricket boards, before an esteemed panel of representatives from the ECB, County Sport Partnership, The FA, Civil Service Sports Council and NatWest formed the shortlists.
Paying tribute to the nominees, Mike Gatting, ECB MD Cricket Partnerships, said: “Volunteers are the lifeblood of our game. The candidates shortlisted today all play a vital role in ensuring that our grassroots game can continue to flourish and everyone here at the ECB is looking forward to seeing these people rewarded.”
Chris Long, Senior Manager - Sponsorship, UK Retail at NatWest said: “We’re very proud to have supported the NatWest OSCAs since they began, it is such a great way to end the season and recognise the game’s volunteers. The shortlisted nominees are all worthy recipients who all play an extremely important role in both community cricket as a whole and in their individual clubs. We look forward to celebrating with them when we reveal the national winners in October.”
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