ENGLAND CRICKET TEAM MEET “SPORT FOR LIFE!” CHILDREN

The British High Commissioner to Barbados, Victoria Dean, and The England & Wales Cricket Board indicated the England Cricket Team supports ‘Sport for Life! International (SFLI) Barbados’ during the current England tour to the West Indies. Mrs Dean made a presentation to SFLI Barbados of funds from the UK’s Sport is GREAT campaign.

Following a Test Cricket practice session, the England Team spoke with children participating in the SFLI Barbados programme and saw them at work and play at the custom built Stephen Alleyne Sport for Life! Learning Centre at Kensington Oval.

Following a Test Cricket practice session, the England Team spoke with children participating in the SFLI Barbados programme and saw them at work and play at the custom built Stephen Alleyne Sport for Life! Learning Centre at Kensington Oval.

The SFLI children will subsequently benefit from cricketing and leadership tips from the England Team.

Local and visiting media thronged the occasion, as Chair of SFLI Barbados, Brenda Pope joined in a presentation from the British High Commissioner with England Team members...

Local and visiting media thronged the occasion, as Chair of SFLI Barbados, Brenda Pope joined in a presentation from the British High Commissioner with England Team members…

Sport for Life! International (SFLI) is an international community education and cricket programme for 8-16 year olds currently running in Barbados, St Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago in addition to Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Aimed particularly at those who have not been successful either at school or, very often, in society, it uses the power of cricket to improve the self-esteem of young people by helping to improve their educational and sporting skills.

Aimed particularly at those who have not been successful either at school or, very often, in society, it uses the power of cricket to improve the self-esteem of young people by helping to improve their educational and sporting skills.

SFLI Barbados is a legacy programme of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. It was founded by Lord Richard Newby OBE and Jane Power (CEO) working with the late Stephen Alleyne, formerly ICC World Cup 2007 Director, who emphasised that legacy would be an important part of the World Cup’s overall impact.

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