About Us

CRICKET DERBYSHIRE FOUNDATION

The Cricket Derbyshire Foundation has been established as an extension of the ‘Cricket Derbyshire’ partnership between Derbyshire County Cricket Club (the professional club) and Derbyshire Cricket Board Ltd (recreational cricket). 

The Foundation’s projects use the power of sport, and specifically cricket, utilising the profile of Derbyshire County Cricket Club and its professional players to engage, inspire and motivate individuals to achieve and live positive and healthy lifestyles.

The Foundation is currently delivering the following projects under the six project pillars: 

OBJECTIVES

Cricket Derbyshire Foundation's Objectives;

  • The promotion of community participation in healthy recreation for the benefit of the inhabitants of Derbyshire by the provision of facilities for playing cricket.
  • To act as a resource for young people living in Derbyshire by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities as a means of: 
    a) Advancing in life and helping young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals;
    b) Advancing education;
    c) Providing recreational and leisure time activity in the interests of social welfare for people living in the area of benefit who have need by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances with a view to improving the conditions of life of such persons.
  • To advance education for the public benefit in the history and heritage of county cricket in Derbyshire.
  • To advance the arts in Derbyshire for the public benefit

TRUSTEES

Andy Wood
Former professional Badminton player and current Performance Manager at the Derbyshire Institute of Sport.

John Sookias
Managing Director at SteelwedgeSoftware Inc. and is currently a non-executive Director at Derbyshire Cricket Board.

Reverend Michael Futers
Marketing Executive at Derwent Living, Head of Governors at Derwent Community School and a Member at Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Simon Storey
Chief Executive at Derbyshire County Cricket Club.  

PARTNERS

Derbyshire County Council

Derby City Council

Heart Research UK

SUBWAY®

Derbyshire Sport

Website Main Sponsor