Disability Cricket Development
Oxfordshire Cricket's disability development plan has taken big steps forward in recent months, ensuring that over the 2015 season we will be in a position to work towards making cricket the sport of choice for disabled athletes.
Under the new management team structure approved by the board, our former disability management team now reforms under the banner of a disability working group, overseen by our inclusivity director Margaret Stevens. This group now consists of:
Margaret Stevens: Inclusivity Director & Oxford City Council SDT
Luke Ryan: Business and Operations Manager
Joe Dale: Cricket Development Officer responsible for disability cricket
George Setterfield: Cricket Development Officer
Lucy Tappin: Disability and Youth Sports Officer at the Sports Partnership
Stuart Murphy: England Learning Disability Coach
Richard Giles: Disability Coach
We've worked very closely with the Oxfordshire Sports Partnership who have completed an insight study into disability sports opportunities within the county and an action plan for cricket to take ensure provisions are made in areas of need. This in turn has shaped our three year development plan to the end of 2017.
We are continuing to work collaboratively with Berkshire and Buckinghamshire cricket boards to ensure a pathway from play ground to the international arena is created in a sustainable way.
Chance to Shine is also playing a large part of our grass root provision with cricket coaching already arranged in 6 special schools across the county between now and June. Watch below as George Setterfield runs a game of diamond cricket for pupils of Mabel Prichard school.
Recently we were in attendance at the Oxfordshire Sports Partnership's Have A Go day for visually impaired children and young adults.
Stuart, Richard and Joe were all on hand to deliver a session to 40 children who all excelled at the sport. Read about it here...
In March we will be offering cricket at the City Council's parability sport day so come along and have a go!
For more information on our disability development plan or how you can get involved as a player or coach contact Joe Dale
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