Cage Cricket

Police Take Part in Eastleigh Cage Cricket Session

Following on from 2016’s successful sessions in Eastleigh, Cage Cricket launched it’s 2017 programme with a training session for new players, including five Police Officers from the Eastleigh area.

Although the early summer weather decided not to pay a visit, the brisk north-easterly wind was no deterrent to the hardy law enforcers who not only took to the game really quickly, but didn’t take long to see where Cage Cricket could be used within local community projects.

Project Manager for Hampshire, Simon Young, explained more, “The Police have been able to see how quickly the game is learnt, and the beneficial objectives that can be taken from a game of Cage. Although they were only intending playing for 10 minutes or so before passing onto other groups, they played a full game in just under the hour and it was noticeable even in that short time how people developed. The senior officers who played are already forming ideas about how Cage can work with their current community work for anti-social behaviour and anti-bullying programmes. I would also expect to see some inter station challenges being thrown down with Eastleigh wanting to see what their colleagues in Southampton and Portsmouth are like!”

For these officers, it was certainly a case of neither over (the fence) nor out (of touch!).

The next session for the Eastleigh programme will be an inclusive session on Wednesday 17th May 2017 for the Over 50’s, continuing the work of the Dementia programme from 2016.

This free introductory taster session is open to all, especially with those diagnosed with a range of conditions. To come and watch or take part, come along to The Hub, Bishopstoke Road, Eastleigh between 10.30am and 12.30pm or between 1.30pm and 3.30pm to see what Cage Cricket is all about!

For more information about this or any other of our Hampshire based programmes, please contact Simon Young on:

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