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8 Jul

YCF set to celebrate young people in Education Day 2022

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF) will celebrate young people with the return of a special education event at Headingley Cricket Ground.

The YCF is hosting its annual Education Day – with the event providing the opportunity for more than 300 children, from a number of primary schools across Yorkshire, to celebrate community and cricket on Monday, 11 July.

The flagship education event for the award-winning charity, returning for the first time since 2019 due to the Covid pandemic, will see young people take part in a number of fun filled learning-based activities both on and off the pitch and will welcome Yorkshire cricket and Northern Superchargers stars Katie Levick and Rachel Slater.

Pictured, Northern Superchargers’ Katie Levick.

Katie Levick, an ambassador for YCF, said: “I’m really pleased that I can be part of such a special day at Headingley Cricket Ground.

“It’s important to give young people from across Yorkshire this opportunity. We know a lot of young people due to the pandemic have spent a lot of time indoors, and it hasn’t been easy.

“An event like this is giving them a great space and environment where they can be themselves, learn and enjoy cricket.”

Rachel Slater added: “It’s brilliant to support young people in this way.

“I think there is something for everyone here today and giving the young people the opportunity to play here at Headingley will hopefully inspire some future superstars.

“It’s an honour to be part of this and hopefully in turn both myself and Katie can inspire youngsters here today!”

Pictured Rachel Slater supporting at a YCF event supporting refugees earlier this year.

Featuring on the day will be a number of workshops with a focus on sport and education delivered by organisations including the Royal Air Force (RAF), GamCare, Design Tonic and Wicketz. Kukri Sports are also running a special competition for children to design their own cricket shirts – with the winning design turned into a playing shirt.

While a special mental health workshop will also be delivered to support the young people and Kwik Cricket sessions will be delivered on the outfield at the cricket ground by professional cricket coaches.

Nick Robinson, Education Manager for Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, said: “The Education Day is a brilliant day providing educational, thought provoking workshops alongside the once in a lifetime opportunity to play cricket on the Headingley outfield.

“The project has become an integral part of Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s educational offer and we are delighted to see it return after the pandemic.

“There will be a fantastic community feel and the whole idea of the event is to celebrate young people and provide the opportunity for them to learn, playing and have fun together.”

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