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Super 1s continues to succeed in Manchester

Super 1s continues to succeed in Manchester

The Oldham Super 1s Hub launched in January and was the first Hub site in Greater Manchester and is based at Mahdlo Youth Zone. Since the launch, there has been over 300 attendances at the weekly cricket session, from almost 40 individuals.

In addition to the weekly hub session, a number of neighbouring schools and colleges have benefited from taster sessions and coaching. Those schools were invited to the first Super 1s Open Day on Thursday 15th November, where over 40 participants and helpers took part in a cricket skills session delivered by Lancashire Cricket Foundation staff, followed by intra-school competitions.

The Oldham hub at Mahdlo Youth Zone has been a real success of the programme, with weekly attendances regularly reaching double figures, and 3 participants from the hub has already represented Lancashire in the Super 9s softball competition. Team Oldham have also competed in the inaugural Super 1s Greater Manchester competition and will be representing the Lancashire Cricket Foundation at the National Finals at Edgbaston in December.

Rob Tipping, Disability & Inclusion Cricket Development Manager for the Lancashire Cricket Foundation commented, “The Lord’s Taverners Super 1s programme is a fantastic initiative which enables 12-25 year olds with additional needs to take part in weekly cricketing opportunities. In addition to developing bat and ball skills, all attendees have access to leadership opportunities and educational workshops around health and wellbeing or employability.

"The Mahdlo session has been established for a number of months now and has friendly welcoming atmosphere. The session runs every Monday from 6:30pm, so why not come along and give cricket a go.”

For further information about the Super 1s programme in Greater Manchester, please contact Rob Tipping via rtipping@lancashirecricket.co.uk

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