County TeamsWe have two County Disabled Cricket Teams who play in the ECB’s National Soft Ball Cricket Leagues.
Gloucestershire have two county teams that play in the ECB Super 9s National and Development Soft Ball Leagues.
The Meteors Super 9s Development Squad provides young people with either learning or physical disabilities a fantastic opportunity to be involved in cricket and gives them the opportunity to progress to the Javelins. The Javelins Super 9s National League Squad provide a competitive cricket environment for all ages and genders, the squad is fully inclusive and open to anyone with a physical or learning difficulty.
The training and match programme is part of a five-year rolling strategy committed to helping all ages and genders develop their cricketing skills to a competitive level. We believe that the programme provides a safe and controlled environment to develop both sport and social skills.
Training sessions are held at Upton St Leonards Cricket Club through the spring and summer months on Wednesday evenings 5:30pm to 7pm. The squads train indoors during winter months at Wotton-Under-Edge Sports Centre on Sunday mornings.
New members are always welcome.
EESI - Team Sponsors
Our County teams are sponsored by EESI. The great opportunities available for people with disabilities would not be available if it wasn’t for the amazing support we receive from them.
EESI became main sponsors of Gloucestershire’s County Disabled Teams in 2021 during the businesses 25 year anniversary. The teams play in the ECB Super 9’s National and Development Leagues. Their generosity has provided new playing and training kit for players.
Jeanette Tate / Disability Development Officer
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.