The Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricket Championships (LTDCC), in partnership with the Berkeley Foundation, is a year-round cricket programme for young people aged 14-25 with a limiting disability. LTDCC provides access to regular coaching and competition in local communities across London through an innovative partnership with the County Cricket Boards (CCBs) of Essex, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey.
Participants develop their physical fitness as well as confidence, motivation, self-esteem and communication skills, while local people are trained to become qualified coaches to make the programme self-reliant and sustainable.
Over the next three-year phase of the development of LTDCC, it is our aim to
- Maintain the 18 previously established hubs in London whilst expanding the programme so that all 32 boroughs in London are accessing the programme.
- Run a pilot in the East of England with a view to expand the programme nationally.
- Have an increased focus on up-skilling participants and volunteerstowards becoming qualified coaches. This will, in turn, help with sustainability of each hub.
Participants will develop confidence, motivation, self-esteem and communication skills, while local people will be trained to become qualified coaches, making the programme both self-reliant and sustainable.