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Wicketz Bristol hub to start in Knowle West

With Bristol as the new European capital of Sport this year  – free cricket sessions for children will start in Knowle West this February as part of the new Wicketz hubs.

Run at The Park by local coaches, and funded by national sports’ charity, The Lord’s Taverners – the Wicketz Bristol hub aims to bring the community together by providing free and accessible cricket for eight – 11 year-olds.

The Bristol hub will be working with The Park, Youth Moves and Learning Partnership West – and is also looking for volunteers who have an interest in coaching or would like to help behind the scenes.

The Wicketz programme provides a package of support and will equip communities with high-quality kit donated by manufacturers, clubs and members of the public through its recycling programme – while continuing to provide more opportunities for girls to play cricket.

Wicketz Development Officer, Crispin Shingler, said: “2017 is an exciting year for sport in Bristol … I look forward seeing how cricket can be used as a tool to bring the community together… “

The free cricket sessions for 8-11s will run Tuesdays from 14 February at The Park in Daventry Road from 4.30– 6pm.  For more information contact Crispin at crispin.shingler@glosccc.co.uk or call 0739 821 1596.