Latest News | 22 November 2023

Consultation to make cricket more inclusive launched

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation
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Derbyshire Cricket Foundation has launched a consultation to help make the sport more welcoming and inclusive.

The charity, which uses the power of cricket to engage and inspire people to have a lasting connection with the game, is seeking input to help identify the actions that will make the biggest difference across cricket in Derbyshire.

The responses will form the basis of its 2024 DCF Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Plan.

Richard Wood, managing director of the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation, said, “Widening participation in cricket has been a long-standing priority of the DCF, and clubs across Derbyshire have done some fantastic work to support this.

“However, we know that there is still more to do. Recent surveys of women and girls and young people across the county have highlighted some of the challenges we still face.

“The recent Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket report pointed to some significant issues that the game still needs to address to combat discrimination and make accessing the game more equitable and inclusive.”

As part of the consultation, the foundation has published its ‘Game for Everyone’ commitments, which set out its priorities.

Richard said: “We have made excellent progress in developing and implementing our EDI plan over the last three years, but now is the time to accelerate our work in this area, by bringing our 2024 plan to life and giving people across Derbyshire an opportunity to have their voice heard and help shape the plan.

“We are therefore seeking feedback on these commitments, and actions we should take in support of them.

“We really hope as many people as possible take this opportunity to make their views count.”

To download a copy of Game for Everyone and to take part in the consultation visit

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