Disability Cricket: There has never been a better time for people in Gloucestershire to get involved in disability cricket, with more opportunities than ever before
Each year from September to February we provide coaching in special schools all over the county with the aim of giving young people with disabilities a taste of cricket and encouraging them to join a club.
The opportunity for people with either learning difficulties and physical disabilities is now very accessible. Along with Frenchay Falcons CC, the GCB is forming new Disability Cricket Hubs across the county. These hubs are being supported through funding and resources from the Lords Taverner’s Super1s programme. Gloucestershire also have two county teams that play in the ECB Softball Leagues and a Visually Impaired team, the Gloucestershire Growlers.
This area of work is led by Super 1s Disability Development Officer Jeanette Tate. For more information on our Disability Hubs or any other aspect of disability cricket please email Jeanette Tate or phone her on 07432 728926.
Jeanette Tate / Disability Development Officer
Funded by the Lord’s Taverners, Jeanette’s role is to grow and sustain the offer for young people with a disability to engage in cricket by developing the community based Super 1s Programme. She is working to set up Super 1s and Table Cricket Hubs across the county which aim to provide accessible opportunities to play whilst also using cricket as a tool to develop key life skills. Jeanette also organises competitions, festivals, and social events to further participant development.
You’ll find Jeanette working in schools across the County to provide a sustainable pathway from school to community hubs and providing support to cricket clubs to ensure a welcoming environment for those with disabilities. Jeanette leads the ECB Disability Champion Club Programme which is designed to make clubs more inclusive and provide a club-based playing offer for people with disabilities.
Furthermore, Jeanette chairs the Disability Development Group and supports and development the County Disability Cricket Programme.
Jeanette is passionate about her work as every day someone achieves something which she finds rewarding as young people develop friendships, communication and independence overcoming the challenges they have through cricket.