Beyond Boundaries, launched by Sports Minister, Aileen Campbell MSP at the Beyond Boundaries Women’s T20 Scottish Cup Final on Saturday (9 September 2017), will increase access to physical fitness through the game of cricket for disadvantaged children, ethnic minorities, girls, women and disabled people.
Chaired by Keith Wilson, Finance Director of law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn, the charity will raise and distribute funds to support its aims and has sport and the enjoyment of cricket at its heart.
Keith Wilson comments: “As one of Scotland’s fast-growing sports, cricket is popular right across the country and offers really accessible versions of the game suitable for everyone. Beyond Boundaries will increase opportunities for many under-represented people to take part and discover the joy of the game, health and wellbeing. We will also help young people who are active in cricket but face barriers to playing.
“Our strapline, Cricket for All, says it all!”
Aileen Campbell comments: “One of my top priorities as Sports Minister is to encourage more sports participation from groups that are currently under-represented. Beyond Boundaries is using cricket to do exactly this, so I’m delighted to support its launch and I look forward to seeing the results.
“Cricket is growing in popularity in Scotland, and I was pleased to be able to see some of our younger cricketers playing in the inaugural T20 finals today in Stirling.”
With trustees from across Scottish businesses, the charity will source charitable funding, sponsorship and donations and welcomes applications from clubs, individuals and groups for support for events and initiatives such as summer camps, coaching sessions and community outreach.