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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 any of the following;
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The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation is Cricket Derbyshire’s dedicated charity that delivers sport projects to communities across the county.
We are based the County Ground, Derby, home of first-class county Derbyshire County Cricket Club and it’s where all out charitable activities are coordinated.
“The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation aims to use the power of sport to educate, motivate and inspire children, young people and adults living in Derbyshire whatever their age, gender, religion or ability, making a lasting and positive impact on individuals’ lives.” - Cricket Derbyshire Foundation
The Foundation aims to harness the power of sport to make a lasting, positive impact on individuals’ lives within Derbyshire.
As well as providing an inclusive range of projects and activities that involve and engage with hard-to-reach groups improving community cohesion, the foundation hope to develop a cricket talent pathway as well as empowering leaders, coaches and volunteers.
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The registered office for the Foundation is The County Ground, Grandstand Road, Derby, DE21 6AF
Heart Research UK
Heart Research UK is a national charity that has been helping hearts since 1967. The charity encourage people locally to live healthier, happier and longer lives through our work in funding ground-breaking medical research as well as helping communities to improve their lifestyles through our Healthy Hearts grants.
The Laura Centre, Derby
The Laura Centre offers specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person.
Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre
The Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre provide wonderful holidays at the seaside at Skegness for many thousands of deserving children. Each year around 450 children have a week’s holiday at their Centre and the experience they have can have such a beneficial effect on each child that it can remain with them throughout their lives.
Cricket Derbyshire will continue to encourage and review requests for support from other charities, as well as look at other ways the charities can be helped by the Club.
As a result, the Club has adopted an official charity and fundraising policy to ensure that local, and national, charities are aided by Cricket Derbyshire as well as possible, and that a consistent message is communicated to all. The policy is based on a three tier grading system of Gold, Silver and Bronze and is detailed as follows:
This applies to the official Cricket Derbyshire charity partners only. A plan for the year will be agreed with the senior team of the charity.
Each plan will be based on the following:
This applies to requests for the support of charities or fundraising events from Cricket Derbyshire sponsors or partners, both from the public and private sector. Each sponsor or partner must contribute more than £2,000 of value to Cricket Derbyshire.
Each request will be to be judged on the following criteria:
Cricket Derbyshire has the following options to donate based on the above criteria:
This applies to any school, club or charity based in Derbyshire that requests support for a fundraising initiative.
Any charity that requests Gold Level support in terms of publicity or endorsement will be invited to apply to be one of Cricket Derbyshire’s official charities for 2015. This can be done by writing to Cricket Derbyshire detailing their request and demonstrating the work of the charity as well as their work in the Derbyshire Community. Letters of application should be sent to Cricket Derbyshire's Director of Partnerships:
Director of Partnerships
The County Ground
⃰ Please note Cricket Derbyshire refers to both the Club and the Board
⃰ The term partner includes sponsors, advertising partners, affiliated clubs and individuals
For more information please contact:
Cricket Derbyshire - Director of Partnerships
The County Ground
Tel: +44 (0)1332 388 101
Mobile: +44 (0)7715 372343
Fax: +44 (0)08707 651892
If you would like to get involved with the Foundation, this section tells you all about how you can support our work across the county.
The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation (Charity Reg No. 1155801) deliver cricket programmes and some wider more diverse community projects benefitting health, education and social inclusion across Derbyshire.
There are many ways that you can 'Get Involved' and support to the work we're doing with communities across the county:
A number of local businesses, groups and organisations have already become Cricket Derbyshire Foundation partners.
We believe that within reason we can run any form of project on your behalf, which is ideal for those with Corporate Responsibilities.
You can become an individual project sponsor or a Foundation partner and be associated with all community activity delivered by the Foundation
Fundraise for the Foundation
If you are taking part in a challenge, event or sponsored run, or even if you want to set up your own fundraising event, then why not select the Foundation as your chosen charity. Your contribution will go towards helping to change the lives of people in your community.
The Foundation organises a number of fundraising events during the year including an annual dinner and charity match.
See our events section for special Foundation fundraising events.
If you would like to request support for fundraising for your own charity please see our charity policy by clicking on the link below.
Cricket Derbyshire Foundation needs funds to continue its work in the community. Every penny raised will be invested in one of our projects, helping to change lives through the power of sport.
Please note your donation could be subject to Gift Aid which will increase the value of any donation by 25%.
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Your family and friends are your priority. However, after making provisions for them, would you consider supporting Cricket Derbyshire Foundation in your Will?
Any gift can be ring-fenced to support one particular Cricket Derbyshire Project or the overall work of the charity. The receipt of any gift can also be kept private and confidential or promoted as a legacy if requested.
Please remember to include the charity’s registered charity number when you include your gift - registered in England and Wales with Charity Reg No. 1155801.
As well as having some excellent professional staff to deliver Cricket Derbyshire’s wide range of projects – the Foundation relies on a number of volunteers who commit their time and appropriate skills free of charge.
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