Should you be interested in any of the disability programmes below be it in a playing, coaching or volunteering capacity and wish to find out more or indeed get involved them please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Table Cricket is a game for everyone to play and enjoy young or old – disabled or non-disabled – and it’s a great way to tech the basic rules of cricket, all on a table top.
Why Play Table Cricket?
Table Cricket develops team work, co-ordination, confidence, tactical awareness, communication skills, aids physical and mental development and increases self-esteem. Table Cricket also has cross-curriculum benefits in aiding numeracy , citizenship and PE integration. There are lots of benefits in playing table cricket, but most importantly…it’s FUN.
Table Cricket’s Development Programme offers education courses for tutors, young leaders and teacher/coach/volunteer training. Skill Awards are available and player pathways exist to guide players through from school to county competitions and all the way to Finals of The Lord’s Taverners National Competition at the world famous Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The Golden Cricket initiative is part of our overall Disability Cricket programme. The initiative takes the game of Table Cricket into retirement and care homes across Lincolnshire. It is designed to improve the health and well-being of players who are elderly or may have forms of dementia. Games and challenges are fun, quick and social. We have teamed with the University of Lincoln to deliver this project, offering students a chance at gaining real world experience delivering sessions in the field.
The Dakotas Disability Cricket programme works with a wide range of groups and organisations across Lincolnshire. The programme can be split into two main delivery streams.
Firstly there is the school delivery, teaming up with Chance to Shine that allows us to offer special schools across Lincolnshire the chance to participate in cricket, these include St. Francis, a school for pupils with physical disabilities and Lady Jane Franklin school, a school for pupils with behavioural and emotional difficulties.
The second stream of delivery is in the community. We have partnered with a large number of day-care centres, charities and multi-sport clubs to deliver cricket across Lincolnshire. Some of the groups include Linkage Community Trust, Busy Days Day Care, The Laffletics Club and Navigation Care and Support.
In all the environments we work in we deploy different mediums to maximise engagement and enjoyment in particular groups including Table Cricket, Kwik Cricket or Double Dozen style social cricket.
Disability or impairment is no barrier to playing sport and we welcome enquiries from groups or individuals who would like to find out more and get playing.