Northants Recreational Cricket (NRC) is delighted to announce that Infiniti, who are based in Reading and are a luxury car dealership, are a new partner of NRC. The partnership will see Infiniti Reading’s logo appearing on the match day shirt of the Northamptonshire Disability Squad.
When asked why Infiniti Reading wanted to support Northants Disability Cricket their Finance Director Kevin Gedny replied “I was always really impressed with the disability coaching sessions when we watched the end of them before my son Alex’s District sessions. In all honesty we are not doing this for any particular publicity, it is more about being in the fortunate position of helping youngsters to enjoy playing cricket.”
Kevin would like to see the partnership result in “Helping the programme reach as many youngsters with talent and supporting their development.”
"It’s great that Northants Disability is the first of its kind in the County and also to gain big name sponsors with generous support for the next two seasons. I’m sure this demonstrates that businesses in the area recognise the hard work of the coaches, players and volunteers involved in getting the Disability side up and competing in such a short time.” Andy Hill, County Community Development Coach
A link to Infiniti Reading’s website can be found below:
A bit about disability cricket:
The county recreational cricket board has in previous year provided coaching to disabled children in the county as part of the national chance to shine programme (delivered to mainstream schools) delivering coaching to over 1000 disabled children each year, and have responded to request from special needs schools to provide coaching sessions for the children
Whilst these activities were providing a valuable service to the community it was felt that this alone was not providing a longer term sustained interest in recreational cricket for the disabled community, nor offering players with an aptitude for the game the opportunity to realise their potential within a disabled sporting structure
We identified that a key component in the success of this programme would be the full time appointment of a disability coach. It was felt that we needed to provide a more structured series of events, run county wide giving children accessible regular cricket and a real chance for developing their skills in the game.
We intend to provide at least 20 hours per week of structured coaching with the aim of introducing new players to the game and to offer a full player development pathway (similar to that which we operate for able bodied cricketers) so that disabled cricketers in the county can realise their full playing potential.
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