Steelbacks team up with Tresham to bring cricket to more students

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Tresham College has teamed up with the Steelbacks in the Community team based at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club to help bring cricket to a wider audience of young people in Northamptonshire.

Steelbacks in the Community have recently gone into partnership with the Lord’s Taverners, the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, to deliver the Super 1s programme.

Super 1s taster sessions are to be run across the county for those with disabilities aged between 12 and 25 and a pilot was hosted at Tresham College at Kettering with students who are taking a Entry Level 3 course in vocational studies. 

The intention is to have Super 1s hubs across the county to deliver weekly sessions of physical activity linked to cricket and wider outcomes.

These Super 1s hubs will be opening at the Pemberton Centre in Rushden in April and at the Indoor Centre, County Ground, Northampton in May, with a third to be announced very soon.

Tresham College, now part of The Bedford College Group, has fantastic sporting facilities at Kettering and Corby campuses including 4G Astroturf pitches for training. 

Tresham’s Head of Sport Tom Kay said: “We were delighted to host this event at Kettering which is one of many activities which are opening up the college facilities to the wider community“

“Recently we hosted a football competition on our artificial surface for 150 Year 5/6 children as part of the Kettering School Sport Partnership with Northamptonshire Sport.

“We have plans for further links with schools throughout Northamptonshire in 2022.”

Further details on how others can host Super 1s tasters, contact the Steelbacks in the Community Disability Development Officer Pratik Rachh at pratik.rachh@nccc.co.uk