The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation’s projects use the power of sport, and specifically cricket, to engage, inspire and motivate individuals to achieve and live positive and healthy lifestyles.
The Foundation prides itself on setting out to achieve its core aims and objectives to help the lives of the people in Derbyshire. Some of the key objectives are listed below:
After an overwhelmingly positive response, from all areas of the County, to our questionnaire about physical activity and walking cricket, we organised a block of walking cricket sessions in 2 areas of the County.
In 2018, the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (DCF) launched an ‘Active Kids’ programme in Derwent to increase nutrition and physical activity for children in the local area. This work grew in 2019 to a summer holiday club!
Led by Heritage Officer David Griffin and local volunteers, the Oral History of Cricket in Derbyshire Project focused on collecting audio-visual reminiscences about cricket at every level within the county, from grassroots to the Test arena.
The T20 Walkathon returns for 2021 and will see fundraisers walk 20 or 5 miles from the Incora County Ground, around some of Derbyshire’s most picturesque countryside and Idyllic cricket clubs, before returning to the ground to watch the Derbyshire Falcons take on the Worcestershire Rapids in the Vitality T20 Blast!
The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation hosts an annual fundraising event to celebrate Diwali, with all proceeds to go to the India Club associated with Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
We invited a number of local Primary schools including Derwent, Dale and Village primary school to take part in an educational day out at the Pattonair County Ground.
The 'Question of Sport' quiz night is an annual fundraising event organised by the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation. The contestants usually include representatives from Derby County FC and Derbyshire County Cricket Club.