Millions of primary school children in England and Wales will have the opportunity to play and learn through cricket. This is thanks to a major increase in the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) funding to Chance to Shine.
This webinar outlines the impact the discipline of sports biomechanics has had on the game of cricket over the last decades. Content will include the sports biomechanists influence in the areas of; performance enhancement, injury prevention and issues surrounding biomechanical assessment of bowling actions from a regulatory enforcement perspective.
The National Governing Bodies for cricket, hockey and netball have joined forces in a bid to encourage 150,000 schoolgirls to play team sports.
The initiative named, TeamUp has been launched by the England and Wales Cricket Board, England Hockey and England Netball. Their aim is to engage with more than 15,000 schools over the next three years to help them increase their offer in cricket, netball and hockey for girls aged between seven and thirteen.
W.G. Grace will have tweaked his beard at the thought of it, Jack Hobbs would have twiddled his bat pensively at it and Freddie Trueman will have used it as a sighter when steaming in at full speed.
Children as young as eight are being put off sport by the behaviour of their parents, according to a survey by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and cricket charity Chance to Shine.
The report on StreetChance, which offers cricket sessions for pupils in deprived areas, found it enabled them to mix in different social groups.
It found being part of a team or club helped divert youngsters away from crime and anti-social behaviour.