SEND

The Disability Cricket Schools programme will ensure young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND in England and Scotland) and Additional Learning Needs (ALN – in Wales) can take part in inclusive cricket sessions and has been launched as part of a pilot project in partnership with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The programme will initially be active in more than 200 schools but with a long-term plan to deliver cricket in all 1,500 SEND schools in the country. It is part of a wider partnership announced yesterday between the ECB and Chance To Shine to take cricket to hundreds more schools.

The new schools programme brings together the charity’s existing Table Cricket and Super 1s disability cricket programmes to make them available as part of the school curriculum, providing participants with inclusive coaching, training for teachers and appropriate equipment.