Super 1s Cricket Programme
What is Super 1s?
The Super 1s Cricket programme gives young people aged 12-25 with both physical and learning disabilities the chance to play regular, competitive cricket. By creating community cricket hubs where young people can receive coaching, we give participants the chance to compete against their peers and enjoy the benefits of playing sport.
How does it work?
For many young people with a disability, loneliness has been identified as a major issue, and opportunities to take part in regular competitive sport can be extremely limited. Super 1s provides these opportunities and helps young people realise their potential. It improves their physical and mental well-being, giving a sense of belonging as they make friends and gain skills for life.
The competition provided by Super 1s gives participants a real sense of achievement, with many of the county and regional finals being held at iconic cricketing venues including Edgbaston, Emirates Old Trafford and Lord’s.
How does it help young people?
Super 1s provides young people with a chance to realise their potential, both on and off the pitch. It enables participants to discover what they can do, not what they can’t and allows them to become roles models for their peers. Along with encouraging young people to adopt active healthy lifestyles, the programme focuses around improving:
- Levels of confidence
- Leadership skills
All disabilities welcome, ages 12-25, every Wednesday from 5.30 - 6.30pm at Heart of Worcestershire College, Peakman Street, Redditch B97 8DW.
There are also other sessions across the county which are also detailed.