We’re working to change lives & inspire people in Surrey & South London from all backgrounds through the game of cricket.
The Surrey Cricket Foundation is the charitable body charged with the delivery of recreational cricket in Surrey and an integral part of Surrey County Cricket Club.
SCF work with schools, clubs, charities and governing bodies to increase participation in the sport amongst all demographics. This includes introducing people to cricket, offering a range of coaching and finding suitable clubs. They also work to provide the infrastructure required to allow the game to thrive, including funding new facilities and training new coaches and umpires.
2022 saw the Foundation build on the successes of the previous year, and saw yet further increase in participation in a number of areas.
Some key findings of the report include:
- Our work in schools, in partnership with Chance to Shine, saw nearly 20,000 children receive cricket coaching. For many this was their first taste of cricket.
- The Women and Girls game within Surrey continues to grow too. We saw over 300 girls teams taking part, which is three times more than the next best County. In addition to this, over 100 women’s teams competed in our various competitions, which is another high for any county in the country.
- The Surrey Junior Cricket Championship saw over 17,000 young people participating in 5,600+ matches across the 2022 season.
- Over £400,000 of grant funding was distributed for facilities projects across Surrey and South London, enabling not only the enhancement of existing facilities, but also the introduction of new sites.
- Nearly 500 new coaches were trained, enhancing the workforce across the county.
- We reached over 1,000 children across all our disability projects, including at our dedicated Disability Day at the Kia Oval.
- 160 children local to the Kia Oval received free school holiday activities as part of our Vauxhall Loop programme.
- Over 450 kids took part in our Street Cricket projects at 17 sites across South London.
SCF are funded through a number of partnerships, including the ECB and Surrey County Cricket Club, as well as our own range of events including the annual Bedser Lunch, staged the day before The Kia Oval’s Test match.
For more information and to get in contact with the team, visit their website here.
For 2023, the Foundation has drafted 11 key ambitions. These are:
- Deliver and continue to develop the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion action plan for Surrey.
- Successfully deliver the Street Child United Programme and organise Team England to travel to the Street Child World Cup in India.
- Embed the Vauxhall Loop programme across 14 days of delivery throughout the year
- Deliver an expanded programme of personal development initiatives linked to our street and disability work.
- Launch the London Plan including an expanded 40% free school meal programme, an expanded Street Programme and activation of London Cricket Trust Sites.
- Develop an increased focus on engaging underprivileged Women & Girls through our community programmes. We will also add new opportunities for workforce training, club development and upskilling of females already involved in the game.
- Grow and improve National programmes to reach 3,750 Kids, including 30% girls and more dedicated VI programmes.
- Support at least 50 clubs to grow through tailored development support, including delivery of the County Grants Fund.
- Deliver key priorities as outlined in the Facilities Strategy.
- Raise the profile, following and database of the Foundation.
- Continue to expand our Fundraising and Events programme, including improved access to Trusts and Foundations.
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