Cricket NSW Forms Partnership with Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Meet Aaryan – a passionate cricket supporter and Ambassador for Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s new partnership with Cricket NSW which aims to make the sport more accessible for players with disability.
“Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s sports program has a strong focus on opening doors to sports not commonly accessible to people with cerebral palsy, such as cricket,” said Paul Henderson, Chief Operating Officer at Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
“This 3 year partnership with Cricket NSW will provide valued mentors and making a significant difference to the sporting possibilities for people with cerebral palsy,” he said. CNSW chairman John Warn hopes this association will inspire more people to become involved in cricket be it as a player, spectator or volunteer.
“Cricket is Australia’s most popular national sport and can be played by a wide range of age groups and abilities. We want this to raise awareness about cricket for people with disabilities. It is a game for everyone.”
“This is another way that Cricket NSW can give back to the community who have so generously supported us over many years.” NSW Blues batsman Ryan Carters (pictured above – far right, back row), who has recently returned from a charity project in Nepal, is delighted with the partnership. “Cricket is a sport for all abilities,” Carters said.
“That’s one reason why it is very pleasing that Cricket NSW is partnering with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. “We look forward to being involved with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance community, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy and participate in cricket.” Cricket NSW staff will also be stepping up for cerebral palsy next month by taking part in this year’s Steptember.
Picture: Naomi Stalenberg, Ben Dwarshuis, Will Sommerville, Ryan Carters, Stef Dafara with Aaryan.