Tuesday 6th February 2018 saw Special Education Needs & Disability (SEND) schools from across the county arrive at The Spitfire Ground in Canterbury for the 4th Annual Kent Reliance Disability Schools Cricket Open Day.
20 schools arrived for the day and with teachers and support staff taking the attendance to over 200 they were ably supported by coaches from the Community Team and volunteers with various cricketing activities on show including:
- Bowling machines to practice batting
- Speed gun to measure throwing and bowling speeds
- Cricket Factory™ equipment with;
- rebound catch nets
- batting targets
- Rapid Fire games
- Velcro catchers
Dom Taylor, Kent Community Cricket Disability Officer summed up the day stating
“The Open Day continues to be a massive success with schools from across the county attending today. It was fantastic to see the enjoyment on the faces of everyone involved. This is one of many regular cricket events we hold for the disability community in Kent throughout the year
Kent Cricket is committed to creating a sustainable future for disabled cricket in the county and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kent Reliance for their support with this vision.”
One teacher from Maidstone wrote:
“I just wanted to pass on our thanks to all your staff for an absolutely fabulous day yesterday. It was so well organised, and the children had a brilliant day.
They all asked if we could come again (which is always a good sign!) and they talked constantly about it on the way home. Thank you again to everybody who made the day such a success, these events are so important for the SEN children in our school to enable them to take part in school sport.”