Super 1s: Giving young people with a disability aged 12-25 the chance to play regular cricket while improving confidence and independence
What is Super 1s?
How does it work?
For many young people with a disability, loneliness has been identified as a major issue, and opportunities to take part in regular competitive sport can be extremely limited. Super 1s provides these opportunities and helps young people realise their potential.
It improves their physical and mental well-being, giving a sense of belonging as they make friends and gain skills for life such as confidence and independence. The competition provided by Super 1s gives participants a real sense of achievement, with many of the county and regional finals being held at iconic cricketing venues including Edgbaston, Emirates Old Trafford and Lord’s.
How does it help young people?
Super 1s provides young people with a chance to realise their potential, both on and off the pitch.
Many of the young people who have been engaged in the programme now act as role models for the next group of participants, whether as a player, coach or volunteer. This is a crucial element of the programme, as it empowers the young people to realise what they can achieve.
Gloucestershire Super 1s Hub: Cheltenham
Starting this winter, the Cheltenham hub has specialist coaches and run sessions that are open to people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. The hub hopes to see you at a session very soon.
Belmont School, Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, GL51 3AT
Wednesdays 3pm – 4pm
Gloucestershire Super 1s Hub: Forest of Dean
Having launched in the summer, the hub will continue through the winter and has specialist coaches and run sessions that are open to people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. The hub hopes to see you at a session very soon.
Dene Magna, Abenhall Road, Mitcheldean, GL17 0DU
Thursdays, 4.45pm – 5.45pm
The hub is returning to Stroud for the summer at Stroud Cricket Club. We look forward to seeing you there.
Venue: Stroud Cricket Club, Ryford Industrial Estate, Ryford, Stonehouse, GL10 2LA
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Frenchay Falcons Hub
Frenchay Falcons, which is based at Frenchay CC is Gloucestershire’s first disability cricket club. The hub has specialist coaches and run sessions that are open to people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. The hub welcomes new members and hope to see you at a session very soon.
Venue: Frenchay Cricket Club, Common Mead Lane, Winterbourne, Bristol, BS16 1QQ
Time: 6pm – 7pm Dynamos and First Goup , 7pm – 8pm Second group.
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.