YOUNG people with disabilities are being given the opportunity to play regular and competitive cricket in Barrow.

Super 1s, a programme by Lord's Taverners, gives people between 12 and 25 years with a disability the chance to play cricket.

The first hub is set to launch in Furness College, Channelside, on January the 13th.

Hannah Pailing, who's leading the sessions through Cumbria Cricket Board, said: "Our aim is to be running 2 hubs across Cumbria within the next 6 months, one in the South and one in the North. We are hoping to get another one up on running in the Carlisle area shortly after."

"These sessions will run out of school hours and will provide these people opportunities to play the sport in a community based setting, improving physical and mental well-being and giving a sense of belonging as they make friends and gain skills for life such as confidence and independence."

"I cant wait to get these sessions up and running, i think it is very important that these young people are given the chance to play and compete with their peers, they will benefit a great deal both on and off the pitch by attending this programme", added Hannah. 

The sessions are free of charge and will start at 4.30 and finish at 6pm.

If interested, get in touch with Hannah Paling on email: 

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