It’s an exciting time for the charity as we look to build on the success of our national cricket programmes with an ambitious new strategy that ensures we deliver our life changing work to thousands more young people for years to come.
This year, we measured our impact through the following outcomes:
We exist to empower and positively impact the lives of young people facing the challenges of inequality.
Every young person can overcome the challenges of inequality and achieve their potential.
Deliver high quality cricket programmes that will empower young people facing inequality to make positive choices, improve their health and wellbeing and achieve positive outcomes.
10,033 PARTICIPANTS ENGAGED WITH SUPER 1s, TABLE CRICKET AND WICKETZ*
7,771 HOURS OF COMMUNITY COACHING TOOK PLACE THROUGH WICKETZ AND SUPER 1s
(UP 95% ON 2020/21)
277 lIFE sKILLS wORKSHOPS dELIVERED
(uP 182% oN 2020/21)
246 schools engaged in our Table Cricket programme*
93% OF OUR PARTICIPANTS
SAID THEY FELT MORE INCLUDED
91% of our participants
said they felt more active
88% OF OUR PARTICIPANTS SAID THEY FELT MORE CONFIDENT
22,043 items of sports kit were donated to people and organisations in need
health and wellbeing workshops were delivered
SUPER 1s HUBS DELIVERED ACROSS 30 PROJECTS
Wicketz hubs delivered across 17 projects
Self-esteem and confidence are crucial to the development of young people with disabilities and from disadvantaged communities. Both can provide a springboard towards an increased sense of wellbeing and a platform to grow as a person within their community.
Confidence is also key in keeping feelings of depression and loneliness at bay and our programmes offer an environment where young people can thrive through regular activity at local community hubs with peers, which can benefit all aspects of health. Taking part in regular sessions gives young people a healthy alternative to feelings of isolation and heavy social media use, both things that increase the risk of depression and anxiety.
said they felt more independent when they participate in our programmes
said they felt
good about themselves
said they felt
Our inclusive cricket programmes actively draw in young people facing the challenges of inequality to a community setting where they can be more active alongside others sharing similar daily experiences. Participating in regular local cricket sessions gives young people involved, and their parents or carers, the chance to tackle these challenges together, things which are of immense benefit to all participants.
of all cricket programme participants were female
of sports kit saved from landfill was donated to people and organisations in need
of young people who participated in Wicketz came from an ethnic minority background
of Wicketz participants feel involved in their community
Our national cricket programmes have developed significantly in a short period of time. By 2024 we’ll be working with every county cricket board or foundation through at least one of our programmes, and due to the introduction of our disability cricket schools programme (see 2023 and beyond), our workforce is set to grow further.
Crucial to the makeup of our workforce is having knowledge of the local areas projects are delivered in and an understanding of the young people we help. For participants, this ensures that our programme delivery is of the highest quality and our Development Officers are representative of the communities they engage with. For example, for a young person with a disability, having a Development Officer deliver a session who is also living with a disability will enable them to realise that there is an opportunity to develop and fulfill their potential.
All of our Development Officers understand the communities they work in, the challenges faced and the young people they’re working with.
Our work has an impact on young people and we have seen positive change in those regularly participating on our programmes this year, with increased levels of activity, confidence and inclusion evident throughout.
We are always planning for the coming years, reflecting on, and reviewing our programmes and how we can improve upon our already successful work.
What you can see below is our commitment to our programmes, and the participants who face the challenges of inequality they exist to help, for this and the coming years.
We’re looking to gain a greater understanding of the role our Sports Kit Recycling programme plays in positively impacting the environment. As part of this research, we’ll assess the programme’s impact on people and its ability to assist other organisations by supplying the most in need with kit and equipment.
A community programme for young people with disabilities aged 12-25 which provides them with the opportunity to play regular cricket and enjoy the benefits of playing sport.
An adapted form of cricket played on a table tennis table, aimed at young people with a wide range of learning and physical disabilities.
A community cricket programme aimed at young people living in areas of deprivation, using cricket as a tool for social change.
A programme which enables young people to access kit and equipment that allows them to take part in regular sport.
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