Kent Cricket hosts national Super 1s disability cricket launch

Thursday 9th March 2023

Kent Cricket hosts national Super 1s disability cricket launch

Kent Cricket’s Board Lead for Community & Non-Executive Director, Sonya Dey, was recently featured in the Lord’s Taverners’ launch event which accompanied the announcement of new funding to support their national disability cricket programme, Super 1s.

Thousands of young people with disabilities participating in Super 1s are set to benefit from a £60,000 grant courtesy of the London Freemasons – Super 1s is a national programme based at local hubs with regular sessions taking place at The County Ground, Beckenham. Sonya was present to help publicise the grant in her capacity as a coach at Sidcup Cricket Club.

Super 1s has already had a hugely positive impact on the lives of disabled young people, with 92 per cent feeling more active and 89 per cent feeling more able to make friends after being part of the programme in the past year.

The funding from the Freemasons will fund the improvement of our resource to deliver the programme, as we aim to take our disability cricket offer (Super 1s and Table Cricket) to every county, plus Scotland and Wales by the end of 2024 and reach even more young people with disabilities through cricket.

The grant from the London Freemasons comes through the Masonic Charitable Foundation, funded by Freemasons, their families and their friends from across England, Wales and the Channel Islands.

Find out more information here [via Lord’s Taverners].