SEND schools from throughout Warwickshire gathered at Edgbaston this week to watch the County Championship match against Hampshire.

Following on from last Wednesday’s Schools Day, 400 children from over 26 SEND schools were invited to watch the game over three days.

The Warwickshire Cricket Foundation has worked with 32 SEND schools throughout this year, delivering different Cricket projects, such as table cricket and super 1’s.

Leo, a student from Sherbourne Fields, said “Last night I couldn’t sleep I was so excited. I love being out so visiting Edgbaston has been so much fun.”

Ange, Secondary Sports Coordinator at Sherbourne Fields, said “The number one thing for me was the facilities, they’ve been excellent. It’s been really easy to navigate the stadium with the children.”

“We have a really good relationship with the Foundation, we’ve attended Table Cricket tournaments and non-stop cricket festivals this year so to bring the children back in a different capacity and watch the game is as great reward.”

“Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming. Going onto the pitch during the lunch break was a brilliant experience for the children.”

Nigel Perry-Ogden, National Programmes Officer, visits Sherborne Fields regularly throughout the year to coach cricket sessions.

“Nigel is brilliant. Every time we tell the children he’s coming in to do Cricket they’re so excited to learn new things and see Nigel. He’s created a really good relationship with the children.” Ange added.

Click here if you’re interested in finding out how the Warwickshire Cricket Foundation can support your SEND school.