The Surrey Cricket Foundation’s latest impact report has revealed that 10,926 children in Surrey & South London receive regular cricket coaching through its many programmes.
As well as its usual coaching programmes with local schools, cricket clubs and a number of programmes such as Chance to Shine, Dynamos & ACE, the Foundation has also put on a number of other activities to engage people of all backgrounds in the game and its benefits.
The Surrey Junior Cricket Championship began this year, bringing together clubs in an all-encompassing league similar to the highest level of adult recreational cricket in the county. Inner-city school children represented South London in the ECB City Cup.
For children that attend schools around Vauxhall, the opportunity to experience a number of different activities in the area was provided through the Vauxhall Loop during the summer holidays.
There was also a residential camp in beautiful Arundel on the south coast for school pupils living in Croydon, that covered adventuring skills as well as cricket. You can view videos on all these events on the Foundation’s YouTube channel here.
The year of 2021 was covered in detail by Foundation Director Chris Coleman in this piece, in which he says: “The game has seen incredible growth this year.” The Foundation’s impact has also been recognised when Mantrulaady Thushaarah was awarded Street Coach of the Year and the Croydon Street Project was named Project of the Year at this year’s Chance to Shine awards.
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Headline statistics from this year’s Impact Report:
- 190 clubs affiliated to the Surrey Cricket Foundation
- 101 teams entered in the Surrey Slam (86 men’s, 15 women’s)
- 108 women or girls sections within clubs
- 29 special needs schools receiving coaching
- 7 cricket clubs with a disability playing offer