This week we’ll be profiling the three clubs who have been selected to be the first Disability Cricket Champion Clubs. The first of the three is Dumfries Cricket Club.
Dumfries Cricket Club established in 1853 has been the mainstay of sports provision in the town. The club as part of Dumfries Sports Club play from their ground at Nunholm.
The club has been going through a transition over the past 5 years with a focus on being more inclusive and becoming more than just cricket. The club is positioning itself in the heart community which we recognise following the pandemic needs more support, and we hope to play our part.
The ‘One Club’ ethos has been developed with a growing junior section and extending to establishing a Women and Girls programme. The club have exciting plans to extend our reach to include disability cricket. With the restrictions lifting we are aiming to increase our successful school visit programme to include the North West Community Campus Additional Support Needs School. The club have for the first time decided to raise money for a local charity, with discussions underway to work with a local disability charity who it is hoped will also provide our catering support during the 2021 season.
The indoor and outdoor facilities at the club will allow us to deliver sessions from Table Cricket through to Softball in the ground.
We are very excited to have been chosen as a Disability Cricket Champion Club and hope that we can deliver a programme that meets the needs of our future disability players.