Pompey in the Community Adds Cage Cricket to It’s Line-Up
Portsmouth Football Club’s community arm, Pompey in the Community (PITC), now has a Cage Cricket kit to use, thanks to a donation from Dr David Allen, a well-known Portsmouth resident and former University lecturer.
PITC lead some of the most engaging and innovative sessions across the city, giving opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to play sport, learn to cook, read, learn and sometimes just talk.
Clare Martin, Director of Community Projects for PITC, said, “Cage gives us another tool with which to engage with people. The fact that it works so well for people of all ages and experience is a benefit, and if the reaction of those playing is anything like the reaction we have seen from the PITC volunteers, then I have no doubt that everyone will be able to have great fun playing Cage Cricket.”
Cage Cricket’s Co-Founder, Trevor McArdle said, “To see the game being played in my home town, the place where it was created, is fantastic. To have some of the lads who I previously coached at junior football now leading cricket sessions when they have been put off from playing cricket previously is wonderful and a great testimony of how Cage can affect hard to reach environments.”