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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.

This area of work is led by Super 1s Disability Development Officer Andy Wheeler, the GCB’s first full-time member of staff working solely on disability cricket.

Each year from September to March we provide coaching in special schools all over the county 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. Along with Frenchay Falcons CC, the GCB is forming new Disability Cricket Hubs across the county. These hubs are being supported through funding and resources from the Lords Taverner’s Super1s programme

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.

For more information on our Disability Hubs or any other aspect of disability cricket please email Andy at andy.wheeler@glosccc.co.uk or ring him on 07432728926.

Clubs/Hubs

The Frenchay Falcons, based at Frenchay CC is the county’s first dedicated disability cricket club. In addition to this a series of Hubs are being set up at venues across the county to offer weekly sessions to 12-25-year-olds.

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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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