Access Sport partners with the England and Wales Cricket Board "Access Sport’s Disability Inclusion Training is a fantastic course that will help coaches, officials and other volunteers in the game increase the accessibility of their cricket offer" Access Sport and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are pleased to announce a partnership that will see 100s of community cricket coaches, volunteers and young leaders upskilled in disability inclusion. Access Sport’s practical workshops will upskill the community cricket club workforce on how to make activities fun and inclusive for disabled children and young people. The workshops have been designed to help clubs understand how to apply a range of tools to make cricket activities more inclusive and increase coaches’ confidence and competence to include disabled young people in cricket activities. The ECB have a strong track record in delivering disability inclusive initiatives. From the elite national disability teams to their work in partnership with Lord’s Taverners in school and community settings, they also deliver the Cricket Champion Clubs initiative, designed to support cricket clubs to launch their own disability cricket sections and broaden their playing memberships. This partnership supports the ECB’s inclusion strategy and their plans to ensure cricket is a game for everyone. Edgar Herridge, ECB National Disability Cricket Manager said "Cricket is a vastly adaptable game that lends itself to being played by disabled individuals or those with diverse needs. Our fantastic workforce, at all levels of the game, is always keen to support disabled people to access the game. However, they often site a lack of confidence or prior experience as holding them back. Access Sport’s Disability Inclusion Training is a fantastic course that will help coaches, officials and other volunteers in the game to feel more confident and to increase the accessibility of their cricket offer" Helen Rowbotham, Access Sport CEO said “It is fantastic to be working in partnership with the ECB to upskill more cricket clubs in the development and delivery of disability inclusive offers. The club officials, coaches and volunteers we work with want to be more inclusive but want support and this is where Access Sport can step in, helping to build confidence and expertise, drawing upon our cross-sport inclusion experience. We look forward to supporting the ECB’s mission to ensure cricket is a game for everyone”.