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PUJARA LAUNCHES CRICKET DERBYSHIRE FOUNDATION

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Tuesday 9 September, 2014

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara joined pupils at Dale Primary School as well as the Mayor of Derby City, Cllr Shiraz Khan and the Leader of Derby City Council, Ranjit Banwait, for the launch of the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation yesterday.

The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1155801), a joint initiative between the professional Club and Derbyshire Cricket Board, aims touse the power of sport to educate, motivate and inspire children, young people and adults living in Derbyshire.

Superstar India batsman Pujara was joined by Derbyshire teammates Captain Wayne Madsen and wicketkeeper Tom Poynton at Dale Primary School, a local inner-city community school, for the charity’s official launch. 

Cricket Derbyshire Director of Partnerships, Ryan Duckett said: "The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation is enhancing the work already being done by the Club and Derbyshire Cricket Board. It is delivering wider and more diverse projects to benefit people in Derby City and across Derbyshire.

“We are very lucky to have the support of high profile players such Cheteshwar, Wayne and Tom to support the positive lifestyle messages under our six project pillars – Sport, Health, Education, Social Inclusion, Arts & Culture and Heritage.

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POYNTON BRINGS DOWN CURTAIN ON SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY INITIATIVE

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Friday 5 September, 2014
The Connecting Communities project, which has been offering free cricket coaching during the summer holidays, came to a close in Arboretum Park last week with over 30 young people presented medals and certificates by Derbyshire wicketkeeper Tom Poynton.

The popular sessions were delivered by the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Charity Reg No. 1155801), in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner of Derbyshire.

Arboretum Ward Councillor Gulfraz Nawaz said: “It’s been great to see Cricket Derbyshire making such a positive contribution to the local community, with plenty of smiling faces among the youngsters that took part.

“My thanks in particular go to Tom Poynton for attending the final session and offering inspiring advice – and to the community coaches that took the sessions throughout the summer holidays."

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CRICKET DERBYSHIRE FOUNDATION FREE SUMMER COACHING OFF TO A FLYER

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Wednesday 13 August, 2014

The Connecting Communities project, offering free summer holiday cricket coaching for young people, is proving to be a popular initiative – with over 30 attracted to each of the seven sessions to date.

The Normanton and Arboretum Park sessions are being delivered by the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Charity Reg No. 1155801), in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner of Derbyshire.

Forthcoming sessions:

Normanton Park 
Mondays: 18th, 25th August; and 1st September. 
Wednesdays: 20th, 27th August; and 3rd September
1pm to 3pm

Arboretum Park 
Tuesdays: 19th, 26th August; and 2nd September 
Thursdays: 14th, 21st, 28th August; and Thursday 4th September
1pm to 3pm

No advanced booking is required; participants can simply turn up and opt to take part on the day.

Participants in the initiative are attending the Royal London One-Day Cup match versus Gloucestershire on Thursday 21st August, where they will have the opportunity to play cricket on the outfield and enjoy a question and answer session with a first team player.

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CRICKET DERBYSHIRE AND DERBY COLLEGE LAUNCH BTEC SPORT ACADEMY

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Friday 1 August, 2014

Cricket Derbyshire and Derby College are working in partnership to create the inaugural Cricket Derbyshire Sport Academy, launching in September 2014.


The BTEC Academy will offer a range of training and qualifications for young adults aged 16 to 19. 

It will offer young people in Derbyshire of all abilities - who are interested in sport, cricket events, competency and coaching - the opportunity to gain further education qualifications and to enhance further employment opportunities. 

Cricket Derbyshire Director of Partnerships, Ryan Duckett said: “The Cricket Derbyshire BTEC Sport Academy is an exciting new venture designed to develop cricket talent within Derbyshire, both as recreational players and coaches.

“Players, both male and female, will get the opportunity to sample the life of modern day professional cricketers by using the excellent facilities at The 3aaa County Ground and will receive a top quality education through Derby College.  

“Applicants will have the best of both worlds; training in Derby College’s state of the art facilities and taking practical lessons with professional, qualified ECB coaches as well as guest sessions from Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s Elite Performance Coaches and first team squad members.”

For further information potential students should contact Kevin Bunting on Tel. 0300 123 7890 #4101 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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FREE CRICKET COACHING SESSIONS THIS SUMMER


Tuesday 29 July, 2014

The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation is offering teenagers in Derby a chance to participate in fun cricket activities, free of charge, during the school holidays as part of their Connecting Communities Project. 

The foundation, in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner of Derbyshire, is giving boys and girls in the city an opportunity to get active and participate in fun and easy to play cricket activities. 

Starting on Monday 4th August, the sessions - held at Normanton Park and Arboretum Park - are free and will run during the six-week school holidays, giving youngsters aged 14 to 19 a chance to receive coaching from qualified cricket coaches.

No advanced booking is required; participants can simply turn up and opt to take part on the day.

Coaching Sessions are as follows:

Normanton Park
 
Mondays: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August; and 1st September. 
Wednesdays: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August; and 3rd September
1pm to 3pm

Arboretum Park 
Tuesdays: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August; and 2nd September 
Thursdays: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August; and Thursday 4th September
1pm to 3pm

For more information about the Connecting Communities project, call 01332 388 121 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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HEART OF CRICKET PROJECT

Tuesday 15th July, 2014
Over 300 local schoolchildren recently visited The 3aaa County Ground to take part in the Heart of Cricket Project, funded thanks to a Healthy Heart Grant from Heart Research UK and SUBWAY.

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DERBYSHIRE'S BIGGEST EVER CRICKET HERITAGE PROJECT LAUNCHED

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Wednesday 18th June, 2014
The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1155801) has received £60,600 of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to launch the Proud to be Derbyshire Project, designed to safeguard and promote the heritage of cricket across the county.  

The project will form a Cricket Derbyshire photographic archive and bring together images spanning over 140 years.

As well as a permanent archive at The 3aaa County Ground, the project will also produce an extensive online resource to be accessible to all.

The heritage project will recruit help from members, volunteers, community clubs, schools and other stakeholders. It is due to be completed by December 2015. 

Commenting on the Award, Cricket Derbyshire Director of Partnerships, Ryan Duckett said: “We are delighted to have received this award from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“The project will inspire, safeguard and promote the heritage of Derbyshire County Cricket Club and its intrinsic links with people across the county."

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MADSEN BACKS CRICKET DERBYSHIRE FOUNDATION PROJECT

Monday, 24th February  2014
Derbyshire Captain Wayne Madsen is getting behind a project to help children in Derby learn how to live a first-class healthy lifestyle and reduce their risk of heart disease.

The Heart of Cricket project, funded by a Healthy Heart grant from national charity Heart Research UK and sandwich franchise SUBWAY® stores, will be delivered by the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation, and is being championed by batsman Madsen.

The project, which starts in March, will reach 20 primary schools, over four weeks, in the most deprived areas of Derby, and will use cricketers as role models to demonstrate how a healthy heart is the result of important lifestyle choices. The sessions will also discuss how professional cricketers train and eat before matches. The programme will show how diet choices and being active contribute to having a healthy heart.

It will be delivered through a mix of classroom-based activity, cricket-based coaching and kwik-cricket sessions. It will culminate in a match-day at the County Ground for each of the 20 schools, where they will take part in a cricket demonstration during the interval.

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CRICKET DERBYSHIRE FOUNDATION SCOOP COMMUNITY PRIZE

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Friday, 22 November 2013
Derbyshire County Cricket Club was awarded the Best Community Programme prize at the ECB Business of Cricket Awards.

The Club picked up the prestigious industry award for its dedicated work, alongside the Derbyshire Cricket Board, within local communities across the whole of Derbyshire. 

The award is focused upon how the Club has developed and strengthened relationships with their local County Board with the aim at boosting attendance and participation with maximum inclusion.

Derbyshire's Director of Partnerships Ryan Duckett said: "We're delighted with the award. It's a great reward for a lot of hard work that's gone into the Cricket Derbyshire partnership over the last 12 months.

"We've been working closely with 267 schools and 125 community clubs, engaging with over 30,000 young people to bring cricket to the communities of Derbyshire.

“The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation has recently been established as part of a joint initiative between the professional Club and Derbyshire Cricket Board. This will continue to develop the Cricket Derbyshire community outreach programme and benefit cricket across the county. 

"The Chairman, Directors and Senior Executives at both Derbyshire County Cricket Club and the Derbyshire Cricket Board have embraced the value of aligned strategies under the Cricket Derbyshire umbrella and must take a lot of credit for this award.

"We've had excellent support from key stakeholders across the county. Hopefully this award will allow us to engage with new stakeholders, develop our community programme further and help deliver key Cricket Derbyshire objectives in terms of player and facility development."

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