Schools/Church or Mosque groups
I am working closely in association with Malmöhus cricket Club and Skåneidrottsförbundet to promote cricket in the community of Skåne. Initially this will involve a visit to Schools or Church and Mosque groups in Skåne and a taster session on cricket. Hermods school in Malmo and Klargerupskolan in Svedala are the first schools to get involved . This is a fun, energetic and basic introduction to the game of cricket, involving some simple cricket skills and game play. The bonus for the school/group is the whole session will be delivered in English giving the children the chance to communicate in their favourite second language. If you are a teacher, rector at a school or group leader in Skåne and would like a new experience then please do contact me.
Update : I have submitted a project to Skåneidrott called “Cricket in Schools” This will involve visiting 5 schools over a 12 week period to introduce them to cricket and to build contacts with local cricket clubs
Cricket Refugee Project
This is a project in its early development and follows much research and discussion with the project lead in London and early discussions with the integration team at Skåneidrottsförbundet. The London Refugee project has been successfully running their project since 2009. In its seventh season now it has high profile backing and in 2012 received the Muhammad Ali award from David Beckham for work in the community. The idea is to use cricket as a vehicle to promote integration of newly arrived young asylum seekers to Sweden. I believe cricket is a unique sport to promote key values such as teamwork, respect and reliability.
Update: Great News Skåneidrott have approved the project for 26 weeks.
Update 2 : The same project has now been approved by the Sjobo Kommun for 26 weeks
The project will provide a safe environment to play cricket and receive top level coaching and at the same time reinforce the values and qualities new arrivals to Sweden will require to make a successful transition. We are currently seeking a sponsor for this project so please do get in touch if you are interested and think this project will support your company’s ethos and values.