All Stars Cricket Launched in Sussex

The Sussex Cricket Foundation welcomed over 100 people from more than 60 Cricket Clubs to the inaugural All Stars Cricket Launch Event at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove, last week.

The evening provided clubs with all the information required to become an All Stars Centre. The presentations were delivered by the Director of Participation and Growth at the ECB Matt Dwyer, and his National Youth Participation Team.

All Stars Cricket is a nationwide programme that is designed to inspire five to eight year-olds to take up cricket and provide a great first experience of the game.All Stars Cricket

Putting fun right at the centre of this experience, All Stars Cricket aims to instil children with a lifelong love of our sport. We want today’s kids to remain in cricket for the long-term – whether that’s as players, volunteers, officials or spectators.

Sussex have already had over 100 expressions of interest, and with the support of the county’s recreational cricket clubs, they will be establishing over 70 centres, engaging in excess of 2000 five to eight year-olds this summer.

Roger Newman, Head of Participation Growth for Sussex Cricket Foundation said, “We fully support this ground breaking ECB programme and our own youth participation team includes 4 All Star champions, whose sole focus is on ensuring we reach as many schools and clubs as possible to help promote All Stars Cricket.”

For more information and videos from the ECB, please click here If you are interested in finding out more about the programme in Sussex, please email our Youth Participation Manager, Adam Newman via adam.maharaj-newman@sussexcricket.co.uk