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Kent Reliance supports Kent Community Cricket

Wednesday 29th July 2015

Kent Reliance has confirmed its support for a three-year partnership with Kent County Cricket Club, directly supporting the Club’s community programme.

Kent Reliance Sales & Marketing Director John Eastgate said: “We are both well established Kent organisations with a commitment to work in our local communities.

“Our support of Kent Cricket will help their Community Programme expand into new areas and we are particularly pleased to be the major supporter of Disability Cricket in the region. This will help to ensure opportunities for people of all abilities within the county to participate and enjoy the sport, and this is very important to Kent Reliance.”

Kent Cricket Community Director Andy Griffiths said: “The Club is thrilled to have Kent Reliance on board as a supporter of the Community game.

“It is very encouraging to see leading Kent businesses supporting grassroots activity and giving people across Kent the opportunity to participate.

“The disability sector in particular is an area we have ambitious plans to develop so, to secure funding and genuine support is very heartening.”

Kent Cricket’s community department worked with 117 schools in 2014, involving 2,183 hours of staff time. The team conducted 115 teacher training sessions, were linked to over 3,000 formal and informal cricket matches and had contact with 41,867 school pupils.

Its portfolio of work includes support for 320 affiliated clubs including 180 junior sections and 64,000 players annually. In the Disability sector the Club operates various programmes and initiatives being delivered for children and adults. These include:

· Special Educational Needs (SEN) school cricket programme

· Disability Fun Day at the County Ground

· Disability Soft ball Competition for Primary and Secondary Schools

· Disability Hub Clubs on School sites

· PAN Disability Cricket Clubs across the County

· Partnerships with national and local organisations, councils and day services

· 3 Kent Performance Squads (Learning Disability, Physical Disability, Visually Impaired)

· One England VI player and two Kent Physical disabled players in ECB SE Talent Centre

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