Cricket for Change

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Cricket for Change
Cricket for Change.png

Cricket for Change (C4C), registered as the London Community Cricket Association, is a UK charity established in 1981 to provide support for young disadvantaged people to be able to take part in cricket events. Programmes include providing cricket facilities, training, disabled access to cricket,[1] establishing cricket projects in deprived inner-city estates and providing coaching and practical support for other charities internationally.


  • 2009 Andy Dalby-Walsh (C4C Director of Programmes) winner of Pride of Britain Feelgood Factor Award.[2]
  • 2010 Israel Cricket Association's Cross Border Cricket Programme in partnership with C4C awarded the Europe Pepsi ICC Development Award for Best Spirit of Cricket Initiative.[3][4][5][6]
  • 2010 Adam Hall (C4C Development Manager – North London)[7] wins National Young Coach of the Year.[4]

Inner-city projects[edit]

C4C's projects to support cricket for inner-city areas has wide recognition,[8] in particular for young people who may be vulnerable to becoming involved in crime. The charity has contributed to the Government's Home Affairs Select Committee due to its track record in supporting crime prevention.[9]

International projects[edit]

In 2008 and 2009 C4C were guests of the Israel Cricket Association, to work in and around Beersheba, near the Gaza border. The project was to start initiatives for "Street20 cricket" using plastic bats and wickets and a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape.[10]

Last year's trip included a visit to Hura, a Bedouin settlement in the Negev desert. "We went into the playground and within 10 minutes there were about 50 kids playing. "They loved it and they said they wanted to play with Jewish kids."

— Spokesperson for C4C,[10], 2009

The United States of America Cricket Association partnered with C4C to establish Blind cricket in the US in 2010.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "BBC Radio 4 – In Touch". BBC News. 28 October 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  2. ^ This Morning | Pride of Britain Awards 2009 – ITV Lifestyle
  3. ^ "ICC Europe announces Regional Winners of Pepsi ICC Development Programme Awards for 2009". Retrieved 19 August 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Cricket For Change Wins More Awards". Retrieved 19 August 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Our International Initiatives". Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  6. ^ Franks, Tim (26 April 2009). "Cricket breaks down Israel boundaries". BBC News.
  7. ^ Limbajee, Khevyn (16 September 2005). "London: Sport not guns". BBC News.
  8. ^ Dirs, Ben (15 July 2008). "Bopara for radical Twenty20 plan". BBC News.
  9. ^ The Committee Office, House of Commons (9 February 2010). "House of Commons – Home Affairs Committee – Minutes of Evidence". Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  10. ^ a b Campbell, Duncan (14 April 2009). "Cricket for Change goes to Gaza strip". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  11. ^ Lelinwalla, Mark (14 February 2010). "Andy Dalby-Welsh, other blind cricket players show Big Apple the possibilities". New York Daily News. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  12. ^ Lillywhite, Jamie (17 January 2007). "Making a name for herself". BBC News.

External links[edit]