There has never been a better time for people in Gloucestershire to get involved in disability cricket, with more opportunities than ever before.
Each year from September to March we provide coaching in special schools all over the county. So far we have run sessions in 20 different schools with the aim of giving young people with disabilities a taste of cricket and encouraging them to join a club.
The opportunity for people with either learning difficulties and physical disabilities is now very accessible. The GCB has cricket clubs for young people up to the age of 18 at Frocester CC and Frenchay CC.
Gloucestershire now have two county teams that play in the ECB Softball Leagues.
We also have a Visually Impaired team – the Gloucestershire Growlers – who were formed in 2012.
Disability Schools work in Gloucestershire is supported by funding from South West engineering firm Sitec and is overseen by GCB Growth Development Officer Scott Tremain.
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