Too many children and young people are physically inactive and drop out of sport as they get older. Engaging children early on is vital to building a sporting habit for life.
A person’s attitude towards sport is shaped by their experience as a child, and many people drop out of regular sport before they even reach the age of 14. School is key – a positive experience of sport at school can contribute to a lifetime of participation and a negative experience may narrow perceptions of sport and put someone off forever.
Cricket and other sports can help children build the skills and confidence needed for a healthy life, while developing personal and social wellbeing.
Only one in five children meet the Chief Medical Officer’s requirements of 60 minutes physical activity per day. They are even less likely to be active if they are a girl, ethnic minority or from a low socio-economic background.
2021 Projects and Targets
We aim to reach and influence over 3,300 young people including 1,500 girls, special needs, low socio-economic, and ethnic minority children.
Special Needs Project
Providing qualified coaching of Table and Kwik Cricket into Special Schools across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.
Following the coaching we will run a Table Cricket Tournament for up to 8 schools in conjunction with Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and the Lord’s Taverners. Providing 5 weeks of coaching to 13 schools and over 350 children with Special Needs.
Cricket & Countryside Education Days
Mainstream and special schools visit the grounds of the Belvoir Estate and take part in cricket and countryside activities, game keeping and birds of prey displays to orienteering, archery, team building, fishing and meeting the estate hounds.
Over 1,800 children will attend our 28 Cricket & Countryside Education Days in 2021.The Trust aims to work with over 40 mainstream & special schools and over 100 teachers.