Sussex Cricket Foundation's Disability Cricket offer has three main strands:
1. Cricket Active – Our coaches deliver outreach cricket sessions in schools, colleges, day centres, charities and care homes for people with learning difficulties and/or physical impairments to help them improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
2. Disability Hub Clubs - We run a network of weekly drop-in sessions for people with learning difficulties and/or physical impairments so they can participate in fun cricket-based activities. These hubs are designed to enable people to develop lasting friendships and improve their self-esteem and quality of life by being an active member within their local community.
3. County Disability Cricket - We want to help passionate, enthusiastic and talented cricketers with learning difficulties and/or physical impairments to be the best they can be by providing them with opportunities to train with and play for the Sussex County Disability Squad.
If you are find out more about Disability Cricket, take a look at this helpful Guide to Disability Cricket HERE
CRICKET DISABILITY HUBS
We run disability hub clubs in several Sussex locations throughout the calendar year. The hubs clubs are free to participants and are designed to help them increase their physical activity through fun, social interaction with their peers. The sessions are delivered by qualified coaches and are suited to all abilities with the ages of participants typically ranging from 12 – 60. Our hub club programme is funded by Lord’s Taverners, which includes an annual competition enabling all the hub clubs to play competitive matches against each other throughout the year.
Free taster sessions are available for organisations interested in sending players along to their local disability hub club. For further information or if you are interested in joining a hub club, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To find the details of a hub near you please click on the link below.
CRICKET DISABILITY SQUADS
Sussex Cricket currently runs two County Disability squads. Both squads train during Winter and Spring before representing Sussex in national competitions against other counties during the summer months. Representing Sussex is the first step on the pathway to the England National Team managed by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board). The squads are:
- The Sussex Learning and Physically Disabled (LDPD) D40 Squad - This squad plays a 40 over, hardball version of cricket and competes in the ECB D40 National League – South. This squad primarily comprises school and club cricketers who are experienced in playing the structured format of the game. All players in this squad are required to undertake a classification process with the ECB.
- The Sussex LDPD Super 9 Squad - This squad plays a shorter, softball version of cricket and competes in the Super9’s South East Development League. The purpose of this squad is to give less experienced players an opportunity to play a more structured format of cricket. This squad primarily comprises players recruited through our outreach work and disability hub clubs. Players in this squad are not required to undertake a classification process with the ECB.
We are actively looking to recruit new players and grow our County Disability squads. For further information, please contact email@example.com
DISABILITY CRICKET ACTIVE
Cricket Active is our outreach offer for schools, colleges, day centres, charities and care homes. Our team of qualified coaches will come in and deliver a block of 6-8 cricket sessions for people with learning difficulties and/or physical impairments to help them improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
For further information please click on the link below
VISUALLY IMPAIRED CRICKET
The Sussex Sharks have been established for over 10 years and play in a national league against other visually impaired cricket teams from across the country.