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The Brightside Ground

Nevil Road, Bris, BS7 9EJ

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Mon - Fri 9.00am - 17.00pm

Sat & Sun CLOSED

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Disability Cricket

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.

Clubs

We now have two cricket clubs with disability sections; Frenchay CC near Bristol and Frocester CC near Stroud.

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Schools

The GCB runs an annual coaching programme in the Special Schools to ensure young people with learning difficulties or physical disabilities have a fantastic opportunity to be involved in cricket.

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Visually Impaired (VI)

The Gloucestershire Growlers were formed in June 2012. The side welcome blind and visually impaired people with an interest in keeping active and having fun.

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Frenchay Falcons seek new manager

[lead]Frenchay CC is looking for a new manager for its disability team - the Falcons.[/lead] The county’s only established club team seek someone who is reliable, organised and will ensure players are fully supported. The voluntary role requires around eight hours...

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Growlers clinch first ever league title

[lead]Gloucestershire Growlers – the county’s blind cricket team – have won their first ever league title.[/lead] Just six years after forming, the side cruised to the BCEW (Blind Cricket England and Wales) South West Regional championship following an unbeaten...

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