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14 Sep

YCF awarded inclusive activity award for Wicketz

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF) are honoured to have won an award for inclusion for young people.

The foundation’s Wicketz programme, in partnership with Lord Taverners, was recently awarded the Scope’s Inclusive Activity Award.

The honour, previously named the Inclusion Quality Mark, recognises activity providers who are inclusive and accessible for young people.

Our Wicketz programme will constantly be reviewed and improved in the future to ensure it remains as inclusive as it can be – Matthew Crookes – Wicketz Development Officer for Leeds and Bradford.

The Wicketz programme – supporting young people aged 8-19 years old – aims to make a lasting positive effect on those living in low socio-economic areas in Yorkshire, using Cricket as the hook.

The community initiative gets children off the streets and into cricket as well as working on community cohesion through a number of different activities.

By establishing sustainable community cricket hubs, the Wicketz programme provides a year-round weekly cricket sessions for youngsters with a focus on developing crucial life skills.

Currently the foundation runs sessions for young people in Leeds, Bradford and Hull.

Following the award the foundation’s Wicketz programme has been added to the Leeds Local Offer website, promoting the sessions to young people within this area.

In addition to this, the Foundation now have access to a range of inclusivity training and CPD opportunities that scope provide as an organisation.

Matthew Crookes, YCF’s Wicketz Development Officer for Leeds and Bradford, said: “We will continue to work in partnership with Scope, and our Wicketz programme will constantly be reviewed and improved in the future to ensure it remains as inclusive as it can be.”

Wicketz sessions

To find out more about our Wicketz programme, please see contacts below:

Leeds & Bradford – Matthew Crookes
Email: matthew.crookes@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com

Hull – Rick Robinson
Email: richard.robinson@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com

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