Whilst the development of land continued to take place CATCH continued to engage with young people through outreach work in local parks and streets utilising space ad-hoc in Hovingham Primary School.
CATCH set up junior cricket teams based at the Leeds Police Sports ground based in Gledhow. The teams were entered into official junior cricket leagues. For the next four years CATCH engaged over hundred young people within a structured cricket programme. A partnership was formed with Yorkshire Cricket Board and a number of key objectives were achieved to attract more BAME representation into the game at grass roots level and skills development. During the winter months we were able to continue delivering indoor activities in the sports hall at Carr Manor Community School who offered their space free of charge for community use.
This first short video above shows the young people involved in the early stages of the cricket project:
If you’d like to see young people playing in their first official league match click here