Providing support and funding to cricket clubs across the country as they return to cricket.
3 years ago the ECB inspired youngsters to start at the age of 5 upwards to join All Stars cricket. This programme has been successful for our club in introducing 50 youngsters. All stars provides the children with bats and balls to undertake the 8 week Programme. Once the children gain confidence and improve their skills they are asked to join the club, play games and train. So what’s the problem? Children after age 9 transfer to hardball cricket. I am sure many of you can remember your school cricket bag, full of pads, gloves and bats? So, for these children to transfer to hardball and practice they require kit. It’s an expensive sport for parents especially as the costs for a set of kit are around £100.00 a set. So our crowd funding event is to raise vital funds for the purchase of this kit for our Dynamo's. A kit package including everything needed for a match would cost £336 and would enable the children to have a real taster of the sport and inspire them to continue.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Helping children make the transition from soft to hardball cricket will equip them to stay in the sport for years to come. Participants will increase their activity levels which, in turn, will have many associated health and social benefits. Cricket kit is an expensive committment for a family who are unsure whether their child will enjoy or take to the sport. To have a kit bag, including bats, balls, pads, gloves and protective equipment which can be used by the children will enable them to try it at little cost and then begin to build up their own kit if they would like to. An added benefit is also that the parents/carers could engage with their children, the sport and the club at these sessions with possibilities for coaching or assisting at matches.
Steps to get it done:
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Christchurch Borough Council