Nov 7 2011
The Bluebird Care Hampshire Disability Cricket Project has been voted Best Sports Project at the National Lottery Awards 2011.
The project, which provides opportunities for people with learning, physical, visual and hearing impairments to play cricket, emerged from hundreds of Lottery-funded projects to scoop the prestigious award.
Disability Cricket Development Officer Greig Stewart (pictured - far right) picked up the award with the project’s founder, Jeff Levick (pictured - far left), and said: “It is an honour to win this award and a real boost for everyone involved to receive national recognition for their hard work and dedication.
“Lottery funding has been absolutely crucial and the Awards have given us a great opportunity to highlight our project. We have received fantastic support throughout all stages of the competition and I would especially like to thank everyone who has voted for us.”
In being voted Best Sports Project 2011 disability cricket in Hampshire will receive an additional £2,000 of funding from the National Lottery which will be used to support more young people with learning and physical disabilities to get involved in their local mainstream cricket clubs.
Anyone interested in getting involved in Disability Cricket as a player, coach or volunteer can can click on the link to find out more or contact Greig Stewart at The Rose Bowl on 023 8047 5653.