ONE of the largest mass-participation events for disabled people in the South East took place at a cricket ground on Tuesday. Annual Disability Day at Sussex County Cricket Club in Eaton Road, Hove, saw more than 300 people with disabilities take part in activities including small sided games, Krazy Katch Stations and table cricket.
Sarah Vincent, a lecturer at Chichester College, said: “Our students have been coming along for the past few years now and have always thoroughly enjoyed their day.
“The coaches all show great empathy towards our students, allowing them all to take part and have a go whatever their ability.
“They are able to meet other students from various colleges of similar abilities to themselves and they always come away with a smile on their face having had a great time and having made new friendships.”
Yesterday was also the launch of Sussex Cricket in the Community, an initiative to use cricket as a platform to help communities. Zac Toumazi, chief executive of the club, said: “Disability Day has become a stand-out event on the calendar at Hove.
“It’s terrific fun for all those who take part, not least our team of coaches who have developed some really innovative activities that get people involved regardless of their disability.”