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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

Wicketz Hull Launched

Wicketz sessions launch across Hull. The cricket project, funded by national cricket charity The Lords Taverners, offers free weekly fun cricket sessions to the communities that are in areas of deprivation and without access to sporting opportunities. The programme targets young people aged 8-16 and has already made an impact on the youngsters who have attended.

YCF Receive National Award

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation were recognised with the Community Engagement Impact Award for its Women’s Charity Cricket Tournament which the judges said went “way beyond being inclusive and has legacy and longevity”, and the Team Awesome Award in recognition of the Yorkies Matchday Support Team.

College Graduation

It was all smiles on Friday evening as students at the Yorkshire Cricket College celebrated their graduation following two years of hard work, which saw them combine their love of cricket with SCL’s education programme.

Walking Cricket Launches

Walking cricket is an exciting new format new game that is growing across the county of Yorkshire. This adapted game of cricket has made this much-loved sport accessible to the older adults who may be part time-retired or retired.

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.

Yorkshire Cricket College Launches

Starting in September 2017, the Yorkshire Cricket College launched to students aged 16-18. Based at Emerald Headingley, it gives students the chance to gain a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Sport as well as training and playing matches 3 times per week built into the timetable.

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