The GCB works closely with SEN schools and SEN departments in schools and colleges to promote giving young people the chance to play social and/or competitive cricket in a fun and inclusive way.
Our intention is to also create links with mainstream schools that have students with disabilities so we are reaching as many people as possible. Cricket helps young people develop communication, confidence and social skills alongside cricket and fundamental movement skills like co-ordination, balance and many more, in a safe and controlled environment.
The GCB’s qualified coaches visit schools as part of Lord Taverner’s schemes, Super 1s and Table Cricket.
Super1s give young people the opportunity to experience regular adapted cricket sessions in school. Weekly coaching sessions are complimented with the opportunities such as, ‘festivals’ or ‘competitions’ for students to test the skills they have learnt at local cricket events, such as Special Olympics. Our aim is to enthuse young people to enjoy cricket and the confidence and support to join their local Super 1s Cricket Hub to continue their journey into social and/or competitive cricket outside of school.
Table cricket is an adapted version of cricket, played on a table tennis table and specially designed to give young people with a disability the chance to play and compete. The programme, accessible to schools, both special schools and SEN departments, and community groups, takes place from September through to February half-term, where qualified cricket coaches deliver weekly sessions at your school or centre. Alongside the coaching sessions, we invite all groups to join us at our County Table Cricket Competitions, which take place annually in January/February and allow students to put their skills to the test against other schools in a friendly and safe environment. Competition winners have the opportunity to progress to the Lord’s Taverner’s Regional and National Table Cricket Finals, with the latter taking place at Lords Cricket Ground, the home of cricket.
Any school that has students with Special Educational Needs want to be involved in cricket, please contact Jeanette Tate.
Super 1s Programme
Table Cricket Programme
Special Schools and SEN students from main stream schools can access cricket competitions and festivals. These are split into winter and summer offers, details below.
Indoor (Table Cricket)
|Format||Coaching Window||Competition Window||Age Groups||Competitions Rounds|
|Table Cricket||September to February||January to February||Key Stage 3 & 4||County, Regional & National|
Outdoor (Kwik Cricket)
|Format||Coaching Window||Competition Window||Age Group||Festival Style|
|Soft Ball Kwik Cricket||September to April||May||Key Stage 3 & 4||Local, Gifted & Talented|
For more information on any of the programmes or to find out how your school or community group can get involved, please contact:
Super 1s Lead Officer
Mobile – 07432 728926