Chance to Shine - GCF Schools and Community Partner
Chance to Shine is an independent charity that aims is to get more children in state schools playing cricket.
The scheme helps fund coaching for around 500,000 children in primary schools each year – including at more than 100 schools in Gloucestershire.
The charity also funds Chance to Shine Street – an inner-city cricket initiative that helps combat youth crime and anti-social behaviour. There are currently several of these projects run by the GCB in Bristol.
Gray-Nicolls - Official Kit Supplier
Gray Nicolls is one of the world’s leading cricket equipment manufacturers and is the official kit supplier to the GCF.
The Sussex-based firm also sponsors the Gloucestershire Youth League and the likes of former England captain Alistair Cook, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and England World Cup winner Laura Marsh.
Lions Sports Travel - Official Travel Partner
As part of the agreement Lions Sport Travel has organised two-week tours to Sri Lanka for both boys and girls’ county squads in February 2016 and 18. During the trips the two teams played five matches each – including at international grounds – and took part in sightseeing excursions.
We’re incredibly excited that our girls’ squads will return to Sri Lanka in 2022.
Lions Sports Travel has extensive knowledge and experience in organising cricket, rugby and netball tour for schools, clubs and performance teams. As well as Sri Lanka they also run trips to India, Dubai, South Africa and a wide range of other places.
The organisation works directly with the GCF through its funding of two of the Board’s staff members Wicketz Development Officer Sam Emmott and Supers 1s Disability Development Officer Jeanette Tate. Sam uses cricket as tool for social good in disadvantaged areas of Bristol while Sam oversees all disability cricket across Gloucestershire.
Stuart Canvas – County Cup and Trophy Sponsor
The firm is sponsor of the Gloucestershire County Cup and is offering £500 worth of their products to the winning team.
Its integrated approach to marketing allows clients to deal with a single company, knowing that all aspects of the communications process, Web Design, Graphic Design, PR and Marketing are dealt with by professionals.
The Medlock Charitable Trust – Disability Cricket Sponsor
In 2012 they agreed to donate £40,000 to the GCF over a four year period to fund the development of disability cricket in the county. They renewed this agreement in 2015. The Trust – which is named after company founder Leonard Medlock invests in worthwhile causes within its local communities.
Previous recipients of donations include universities, schools, colleges hospital, medical research organisations and social care.
Willow Turf Care - Grounds Partner
Willow Turf Care is a youthful and innovative sports ground maintenance company, working across Gloucestershire and surrounding counties.
We provide a range of top quality services: packages for maintaining and preparing grounds and pitches throughout the year, end of season renovations, verti draining, scarification, overseeding ground construction, pre-season packages and application and supply of liquid and granular fertilisers and herbicides.
Willow Turf Care staff have an enviable CV, with experience of working at international stadiums, including Trent Bridge and Bristol. Richie has prepared practice pitches at Loughborough for England pre-Ashes training and has personally prepared practice pitches for Joe Root and Stuart Broad.
Qualifications include Sports Turf Science and Management (Myerscough College) and GMA Pitch Adviser. We have a philosophy and mantra of improving the condition and playability of sport pitches and grounds, whilst supporting club groundsmen in the technical aspects of grounds, providing advice and support.
UES - Facilities Management Partner
The firm also sponsors the Gloucestershire Youth Cricket League. Integrity and quality of service have always been the essence of UES.
BOM IT Solutions – IT Partner
BOM IT Solutions is a family-owned private company Founded as Bristol Office Machines, they have been involved with IT since the arrival of the first IBM PC. They have accumulated a wealth of experience, and are the ideal partner for all IT and business system needs.
First Class Comms
In 2022, First Class Comms became the GCF’s Women and Girls Talent Pathway Sponsor.
The partnership with FCC will support the County Girls Tour party to Sri Lanka and support during the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
Located in Weston-super-Mare, FCC are specialist providers of business mobile contracts, hosted VoIP and broadband services supporting businesses throughout the South West.
Martin Berrill Sports Gloucester - Ball & Trophy Partner
Martin Berrill Sports are a long established school, club & retail sports specialist with an experience and reputation which has been built on friendly, expert advice, great ranges, and stock plus great prices.
They are passionate about all sport and fitness activities and will understand your needs. As well as stocking equipment from leading brands across a range of sports and fitness, Martin Berrill Sports support sports clubs to develop their brand through tailored online club shops and at their shop in Gloucester, they produce custom made cricket bats, offer a cricket bat repair service and have an indoor batting lane that supports player development.
BOLA – Website Partner
BOLA Machines are used by thousands of schools, clubs, private individuals and organisations who have recognised a very tangible and enjoyable way of improving batting performance. A first-class cricket practice facility available to all cricketers at an affordable price. The BOLA Bowling Machine is the best fun you’ll have on your own in a cricket net.
Notts Sport – Website Partner
The company has over 35 years’ experience in providing artificial turf for a wide range of sports including cricket.
Committed to providing effective and innovative design solutions, Notts Sport has built up an impressive client portfolio, working with local authorities, schools, clubs and national and regional sports bodies.
Mr Raj Bhatia Bristol Hand & Wrist Clinic – Website Partner
Patients can feel assured they will receive the very best care possible to ensure their full recovery from any hand or wrist problems they may face.
Raj Bhatia and the team at the clinic specialise specifically in hand and wrist injuries. They have the knowledge and expertise to strive for excellence for patients to ensure a satisfactory outcome for every treatment they administer.
Flicx UK is a leading provider of innovative cricket pitch solutions, including the renowned 2G Flicx Pitch.
With a commitment to enhancing cricketing experiences, Flicx UK’s products are designed to improve playing surfaces, increase accessibility, and ultimately, help grow the sport of cricket.
Furthermore, the 2G Flicx Pitch is the world’s most portable versatile cricket pitch solution for schools, clubs and back yards.
The world famous Auto-Roller Cricket Rollers are used on all types of cricket ground from the top test cricket wickets, to county, village and school greens.
Their World Class Cricket Rollers can be purchased outright or hired and they also have re-conditioned Rollers available from time to time too.
Astra Security – Women & Girls Talent Pathway Sponsor
Astra Security Ltd are specialists in providing custom made security solutions.
Astra Security design, install, and maintain integrated systems, and deliver against client-specific requirements.