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31 Mar



Passionate about sport and passionate about helping to improve communities across Yorkshire? You could be just the person we are looking for to become a Trustee of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF).

READ MORE: YCF announce Chair & Independent role to Board

The Foundation, a registered charity with its own Board, is the charitable and community arm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. It uses the power of cricket to transform lives, particularly for disadvantaged communities across Yorkshire.

YCF is involved in a wide range of programmes designed to improve health and wellbeing, to provide educational opportunities, to increase opportunities for people to play cricket and other sports, and to preserve and make accessible the history and heritage of cricket across Yorkshire.

Pictured, Afghanistan refugees took part in a special event run by the YCF this year at Headingley Stadium, in Leeds, having arrived in the UK last year.

YCF has a turnover of around £800,000 a year and employs over 20 staff.

Examples of our work include providing cricket coaching and free lunches for young people via our Crick-Eat programme; we run the Yorkshire Cricket College offering post-16 education in a sporting environment; and we organise reminiscence sessions for older people using material from the Yorkshire Cricket Archive.

You can find out more about YCF by visiting:

Pictured, Northern Diamonds cricketer Beth Langston helping out at a Crick-EAT session at Brudenell Primary during the half-term in October last year.


We have four Trustee vacancies on our ten-member Board. The roles are unpaid although reasonable travelling expenses can be paid.

The Board usually meets four or five times a year and Trustees are also expected to serve on sub-committees appropriate to their skills and experience, and to attend other events as and when appropriate to help support the work of the Foundation.

Trustees are initially appointed for a three-year term and normally serve for a maximum of three, three-year terms. Beyond this period, in exceptional circumstances, trustees may be re-appointed on an annual basis.

We welcome and encourage applications from people from all communities and backgrounds as we recognise that a diverse Board is beneficial for the organisation and the communities it serves.

We particularly need to strengthen the skills mix of the Board in the following areas of expertise – legal, finance, HR/people, community development, equality, diversity and inclusion work, youth work and safeguarding.


For an informal discussion about Trustee positions available, please contact Caroline Darnbrook, Chair of the YCF Trustees, on:


To apply email with a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining how you feel you meet the requirements for the role.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd April at 5pm.

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation operates equal opportunities and acceptable behaviour policies. We welcome and encourage applications from people from all communities – both nationally and locally – recognising that a diverse workforce is beneficial for the organisation and the communities it serves.


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