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Cricket Foundation

What is the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF)?

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is the official charity and community arm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. We are a registered charity that delivers community projects across the county. Using the power of cricket, the Foundation aims to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those living in Yorkshire.

To deliver our work, the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation works closely with Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the Yorkshire Cricket Board, Pro Coach and other key partners.

Here’s a snapshot of some of our work #IAmYorkshireCricket

  • Our Vision and Four Core Themes

    Our vision is that we are here to create: Community without boundaries
    To achieve this, the work of The YCF falls under our 4 core themes which are:

    • Health & Wellbeing
    • Education
    • Heritage
    • Participation

    To find out more about our work Click Here

    Find out about our Trustees

Our History Timeline

YCF Acquire The Brian Close Archive

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is delighted to announce, that following generous contributions form Yorkshire County Cricket Club members, it has secured an exceptional and outstanding archive of memorabilia and correspondence relating to Brian Close and family.

Wickets Yorkshire Is A Big Hit

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation has a launched a new project called Wicketz Yorkshire .
The project aims to allow children in deprived areas the opportunity to play cricket and access all the benefits associated with playing a sport ,such as communication and teamwork. The focus is to improve the lives of young people by providing role models and promoting cohesion with workshops covering local issues such as gang violence, hate crime and healthy living.

YCF Wins National Lottery Support

The YCF has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for Yorkshire’s Cricket Heritage: A Lasting Legacy project. Made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to protect and celebrate Yorkshire’s cricketing heritage. Development funding of £32,100 has been awarded to help Yorkshire Cricket Foundation progress to make a Second Round application to unlock further funding of £235,800 to the project.

Winfield Becomes YCF Ambassador

On Sunday 20th August, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation announced Lauren Winfield as a YCF Ambassador. Lauren is now the second ambassador of the foundation following from England Captain Joe Root

Launch Of Yorkshire Cricket College

September 2017 saw the launch of the Yorkshire Cricket College. 16 students formed the first cohort who are now studying for their Level 3 BTEC qualification whilst training 3 times a week here at Emerald Headingley Stadium. In addition to their qualification, students at the college train in the same world-class facilities as the pro’s and receive work experience and volunteering opportunities as part of their Yorkshire Cricket journey.

Andrew Gale Bike Ride

Members of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Club cycled their way to victory, as part of Andrew Gale’s Benefit Year charity bike ride!

Starting at Ilkley Rugby Club, they began their journey, a staggering 60-mile circular route!

The Bike ride was just one of many events that form part of Andrew Gales Benefit Year, which raises essential funds for three fantastic causes which are The Yorkshire Children’s Trust, The PCA Benevolent Fund, and ourselves, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.

Yorkshire Pride Relaunch

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation unveiled the biggest shake-up in the history of the Yorkshire Pride this week. Ahead of the relaunch, we made some exciting new changes to the membership scheme. These enhancements include a new prize structure and range of new exclusive membership benefits. In the coming few months we will be looking to recruit new members to maximise the fundraising potential of the Yorkshire Pride.

YCF Run Club Round 2!

After the success of their first group, The YCF Run Club returned for Round 2!

The group is inclusive to all abilities and provides a fun, sociable environment, whilst taking part in a variety of methods including relays, intervals and circuits.

The club started up again on the 5th September and lasts for 10 weeks, meeting every Monday, outside the Cricket Centre, St.Michaels Lane at 6.15pm.

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Top Gun 2016

Top Gun is a project run by The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation with the aim of finding the fastest club bowler in the county. In the final, each participant has three deliveries, with the prize going to the bowler who clocks the fastest speed. This year, the project is delivered in partnership with the Liam Plunkett Fast Bowling Academy, with Chris Harwood taking the lead, with 86mph!

Drax Cup 2015 Launch

Three stars of Yorkshire and England cricket, Ryan Sidebottom, Will Rhodes and Katherine Brunt turned out at Headingley on the 10th March, to help launch the 2015 Drax Cup and urge more primary and junior schools across the region to take part.

Catch Up Club at YCCC begins

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Leeds Peer Support Service, Adult Social Care have begun to work in partnership to create an experience to connect people to their love of cricket. The Catch Up Club provides facilitated sessions for people living with dementia and their partners to be involved in the cricket experience.

YCCC Player Assemblies

After the Championship winning season of 2014, seven lucky schools were given the opportunity to host a question and answer session with two Yorkshire Players in an afternoon assembly. The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation currently engages with thousands of school children each year through projects such as Cricket in the Classroom, Education day, Children’s Day and Drax Cup finals day to name a few.