Cricket Factory Partners Cricket Scotland to Global Success

05 Mar

From Cricket Factory

Cricket FactoryCricket Scotland have scooped the top prize at the Pepsi ICCbDevelopment Programme Annual Awards 2012, claiming the 'Best Overall Cricket Development Programme' for the second time in three years.

Cricket Factory - a Yorkshire-based company who design and make sports equipment from their unit in Harrogate and operate National and Regional sports events - was a keypartner throughout Cricket Scotland's development activities and were credited in theapplication for the award, featuring in the Summer Squad Community School coaching activity, Cricket Corporate evenings for Women new to the game and the high profile Olympic Live Site Event in Edinburgh.

Cricket Scotland's Head of Community Development, Steve Paige said,“I’m absolutely delighted at the news that we have won this prestigious award for the second time in three years. I would like to pay tribute to the thousands of volunteers in clubs who give up countless hours to develop our great sport and without them this award would not be possible.

Steve continues: "I would like to thank our many partners including Cricket Factory and Asda for supporting us and helping us to achieve our development aims. There were many successes in 2012 including our takeover of Festival Square, and the nearly 7,000 young people who received coaching through our Summer Squad Coaching Initiative."

Cricket Factory's Owner Peter Gray commented: "It's fantastic to see a partner that we've worked so closely with winning awards and getting the recognition they deserve for improving participation at the grass roots level of sport.

"In our business we aim to provide an engaging experience in sport, and equipment to stimulate participation for young people and adults, but it needs to be a true partnership with the people on the ground presenting participants with opportunities to play the sport in order to make a true difference. We're delighted to be able to play our part and look forward to continuing to work with Cricket Scotland and their Development team."

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