"Police engaging with youth projects is key to us all moving forward as a community....We felt honoured to be invited to 'challenge' the youth to a game....what is important is not who wins but instead it is that everyone enjoys themselves, that we all work together as a team and that those attending learn to apply themselves, learn skills, learn to work together as part of a team and most of all have fun!”"
Pride as C4C coaches to carry the Paralympic Torch
Aug 28, 2012
Beth Evans and Alex Bassan, both Cricket for Change Development coaches, will be proudly carrying the 2012 Paralympic Torch through it's relay route in London on Wed. 29th August. Both coaches had been nominated by 'StreetChance' to carry the flame on its way to the Olympic Park.
Beth, who delivers StreetChance sessions for girls aged eight to 18 in Sutton and Croydon, commented; “I feel very proud to be representing StreetChance in such an exciting opportunity – it’s a great project that shows young people they can do something great with their lives.
“Having watched the Olympics, the buzz around the Games was enormous, and I’m sure we can expect the same from the Paralympics, so the torch relay will help to celebrate the great achievements of the StreetChance programme”.
Everyone at Cricket for Change is extremely pleased for and proud of them both.
BETH and ALEX!
The StreetChance initiative (supported by Barclays Spaces for Sports) which Cricket for Change helps to deliver, alongside Middlesex and Surrey County Cricket Board in London, uses street cricket to engage young people living in inner-city areas affected by youth crime and anti-social behaviour, is now active in six other cities around the UK has engaged nearly 25,000 young people.
You can follow their route in Lambeth by clicking this link.