The Lord's Taverners
The Lord's Taverners Super 1s Disability Cricket Championships provides year round cricket coaching and competition to young people with disabilities. The Lord's Taverners is the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity.
Seven out of ten disabled people want to be more active. The Lord's Taverners Super1s Programme provides disabled young people with access to year round inclusive, accessible and sustainable cricketing opportunities. The programme offers weekly training at hub locations across England, alongside quarterly inter-borough tournaments and an annual final event.
Since the partnership with the Berkeley Foundation began, the Super1s Programme has expanded nationally, and with Berkeley Foundation's support, over 800 young people across London, Birmingham, and the South of England will participate in cricket coaching between 2019 and 2023.
The funding from the Berkeley Foundation has contributed towards coaching sessions, venue hire, competitions, trophies, kits, a monitoring and evaluation system, and training opportunities to enable participants to become qualified leaders or coaches. This, in turn, creates pathways for young people to become ambassadors for the sport.
The Foundation's ongoing funding will help the Super1s Programme to continue to expand over the coming years. Funding is provided by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), People's Postcode Lottery, and Sport England. The Super 1s Programme is the only one of its kind in the UK, and provides pathways both on and off the pitch for young people to realise their potential.