Table Cricket Taking OffTable Cricket is a game that can be adapted to suit varying levels of ability and impairment and has benefits for both body and mind: people with physical disabilities can play cricket in a team just like their non-disabled peers, while those with challenging behaviour can learn to focus on tasks and work together in a group.
Table Cricket provides competitive opportunities for those who do not normally have access to them, helping to instil pride and team spirit, but most importantly of all, Table Cricket is great fun!
Thanks to a successful funding application to the Lord’s Taverners, we have been able to organise a Table Cricket Programme in Special Schools across the county, this has involved Table Cricket coaching in 19 schools leading to 3 x Festivals.
10 schools took part across 2 days of competition at Westcroft Special School, Wolverhampton with 75 children taking part, this was made up of 60 boys and 15 girls, coaches from Staffordshire Cricket ran the Festivals assisted by 4 x Table Cricket Young Leaders from Westcroft.
This replicated in the North of the county with 5 schools taking part in another Festival, 34 children, 25 boys and 9 girls helped by 8 Table Cricket Young Leaders from The Meadows and Watermill Special Schools.
Primary and Secondary age children with the following disabilities played with and against each other:
Learning MLD and SLD
Posted on Tuesday 13th March 2018, in Latest News