DIScoverABILITY Cricket Day
The Sussex Cricket Foundation DIScoverABILITY Day returned to The Sussex County Cricket Club Ground on Friday 12th May and once again our Cricket Leaders played a very important part in the day. It was at times a bit wet with the odd light shower. However, that didn’t stop everyone from having a good time or our leaders engaging brilliantly in their roles.
This spectacular Disability Sport event (one of the largest in the South East) continues to grow every year and this year saw 650 participants from 25 different organisations. This included schools, colleges, day centres and community organisations who all enjoyed an action-packed day on the outfield at The 1st Central County Ground in Hove, with its biggest turnout yet!
Our Blatch Cricket Leaders were on chaperone duties, ensuring their groups got to enjoy all the activities available on the day. They led groups to various activities and spent time encouraging and supporting the participants, as well as having a go themselves. Our leaders showed great maturity working with their groups and their lead adult, with some of them working with disability groups for the first time. Their support was not only appreciated by the groups but the organiser Aroop Trana.
‘I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your students on behalf of Sussex Cricket for your contribution to a fantastic event on Friday. It was the largest attendance we have ever had with 650 participants, and everyone had a fantastic experience. I have received several comments about how well the attendees were looked after and this is a testament to the great job done by your students. We look forward to working with you again next year.’
Aroop Trana - Manager, Disability Cricket
Two of our leaders were asked to take part in an interview with BBC Radio Sussex, where the interviewer was a former Blatch student and Sports Leader. Well done Clara and Jaiten!