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WE’RE WORKING TO CHANGE LIVES & INSPIRE PEOPLE IN SURREY & SOUTH LONDON FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS THROUGH THE GAME OF CRICKET.

The Surrey Cricket Foundation is the charitable body charged with the delivery of recreational cricket in Surrey and an integral part of Surrey County Cricket Club.

SCF work with schools, clubs, charities and governing bodies to increase participation in the sport amongst all demographics. This includes introducing people to cricket, offering a range of coaching and finding suitable clubs. They also work to provide the infrastructure required to allow the game to thrive, including funding new facilities and training new coaches and umpires.

2023 saw the Foundation build on the participation successes seen in recent years, as well as develop and deliver new programmes to broaden our reach.

Some key findings of the report include:

  • In partnership with Chance to Shine, we delivered cricket coaching in schools to over 20,000 children. This is often a first experience of the sport for many of them.
  • Junior cricket saw another bumper year, with over 18,000 young people from over 1,500 teams taking part in the 2023 Surrey Junior Cricket Championship.
  • We saw yet further growth in the Women and Girls’ game within Surrey, with over 370 Girls’ teams and over 120 Women’s teams taking part in a range of formats.
  • Adult cricket is also thriving in Surrey, with 15,000 fixtures across the season.
  • Working with clubs and community groups, we distributed close to £300,000 of grant funding towards facilities projects and new site development across Surrey and south London.
  • Nearly 450 coaches were trained in 2023, including 135 females, enhancing the workforce across all formats of the recreational game in the county.
  • Disability Cricket has also seen growth in 2023. We reached over 1,350 children across all our projects, including at our annual Disability Day.
  • This year, supported by First Sentier Investors and several departments at The Kia Oval, we delivered an Employability Programme for young people with additional needs from Super 1s Programmes in Surrey. Participants benefited from CV writing and interview preparation workshops, mock interviews, and work experience.
  • Over 600 children in underserved communities local to The Kia Oval received free Dynamos cricket sessions in 2023, through a pilot project funded by Sky.
  • Over 550 kids took part in our Street Cricket projects at 18 sites across South London.

SCF are funded through a number of partnerships, including the ECB and Surrey County Cricket Club, as well as our own range of events including the annual Bedser Lunch, staged the day before The Kia Oval’s Test match.

Our work is funded through a number of partnerships, including the ECB and Surrey County Cricket Club, as well as our own range of events including the annual Bedser Lunch, staged the day before The Kia Oval’s Test match.

You can find out how to donate to our work here.

You can read our full 2023 Impact Report here.

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