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Wow where has the time gone? Back in December 2008 we set up the vCricket programme, in just over two years we have achieved so much and its all thanks to our young volunteers.

We have created opportunities with 33 of our county cricket boards by introducing a volunteer co-ordinator whose job it is to work directly with the clubs and volunteers.

We have left a legacy in over 1,700 cricket clubs by giving them training, support and advice around volunteer co-ordination. We then went on to create opportunities for over 6,000 new young volunteers to get involved in volunteering.

The legacy that has now been created is a culture change in getting more young people involved in volunteering.

The vCricket programme continues beyond the initial funding from V and the ECB is fully embracing the continuation of it as volunteers are the lifeblood of our great game. So if you are between 16 and 25 years old you can continue working towards and achieving your vCricket awards.

So what’s new? Well we are trying to get more adults playing cricket and we need more volunteers to support this. We are looking for activators who will help us at a very local level to organise cricket.

But wait, this might not be traditional cricket that you are familiar with. It could be much more relaxed, fun, shorter in time and played anywhere. So if you think you could get some friends or colleagues involved then please get involved.

Young Volunteers