Participants of the MCCF’s inaugural nationwide Under-15s competition are celebrating reaching the Regional Finals beginning on 20th June 2021.
The MCCF, the charitable arm of the Marylebone Cricket Club, aims to transform lives through cricket, opening up access to talent pathways so that every young cricketer has the opportunity to reach their full potential in the game, regardless of race, gender, or economic circumstance.
Through the MCCF’s network of cricket Hubs across the UK, they provide free-to-access training and match play to 2,500 state-educated young cricketers at more than 60 sites. The Hubs focus on talent: helping promising youngsters who have been engaged through mass participation activities or non-traditional formats to join cricket clubs, develop their hard-ball skills, and access the formal talent pathways.
This year has seen the successful launch of the nationwide competition for the talented Under-15 Hub players, with participants competing in a series of knockout matches in inspiring venues across the regions. 46 matches have been played, with the following teams reaching the Regional Finals stage:
- Menai Bridge
- Bradford Boys
- Felsted Girls
- Bradford Girls
The competition culminates in an unforgettable opportunity for four winning teams (two girls’ and two boys’ teams) to play in the Grand Final on the Main Ground at Lord’s on Monday 20 September.
A long-standing supporter and partner of the MCCF, Charles Stanley is proud to support the initiative and help them in their mission to empower young people to reach their full potential, to unite and inspire communities, and to promote physical and mental well-being.
Charles Stanley CEO Paul Abberley commented, “After an exceptional and no doubt challenging year for youngsters across the UK, we are delighted to be able to support this initiative and MCCF’s wider aim to foster young talent and make cricket a more accessible sport. ”
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