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.
- 3,089 children received 11,172 hours of high quality coaching
- The Trust visited 43 different locations with our projects
- We worked with 40 mainstream primary and special schools
- The Trust supported 61 volunteers providing nearly 600 hours of coaching time contributing over £7,800 worth of time to the Trust Showing our commitment to diversity and inclusion we have reached over
- 1,300 girls, special needs, low socio-economic, and ethnic minority children