Super 1sGiving young people with a disability aged 12-25 the chance to play regular cricket while improving confidence and independence.
Super 1s gives young people with a disability aged 12-25 the chance to play regular, competitive cricket.
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.
Below are all the Super 1 Hubs sessions that operate throughout the year – just turn up and play!
Each hub has specialist coaches to run the inclusive cricket sessions. Some sessions are designed to support those with learning difficulties and / or physical disabilities, whilst others are set up to support individuals with visual impairments.
Visual impairment hub
St Bede’s College, BS11 0SU
Sunday, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
15th Oct, 12th Nov, 10th Dec, 28th Jan, 25th Feb, 24th Mar & 21st Apr
Downend School, BS16 6XA
Monday, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
YMCA Sports Centre, GL51 8NY
Wednesday, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Rednock School, GL11 4BX
Tuesday, 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Forest of Dean
Dene Magna, GL17 0DU
Thursday, 4.45pm – 5.45pm
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.