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Dream Big Desi Women

ECB City Programme

The ECB City Programme is setting out to inspire 2,000 South Asian female Activators to Dream Big through cricket, and you can register now to start your volunteering journey. Be a part of the movement in 2021 and express your interest.

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All Stars

All Stars Cricket provides a fantastic first experience for all children aged 5-8 years. Guaranteed jam-packed fun, activity and skills development, the programme is designed to introduce children to the sport, expanding their skills and helping them make new friends.

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Dynamos Cricket

Dynamos Cricket provides a fantastic next step for all those graduating from All Stars Cricket, and is the perfect introduction for 8–11-year-olds new to the sport. Complementing junior cricket, Dynamos provides children with a more social offer, focused on developing fundamental movement skills and applying them in an exciting game of countdown cricket.

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Get involved

You can be part of something special and help children learn, have fun and create memories together through our national All Stars Cricket and Dynamos Cricket programmes.

Volunteer to become a trained Activator and join hundreds of women from Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan backgrounds who are making a real difference to children and their communities.

Who is the role for? 

The role is perfect for enthusiastic and passionate individuals who are looking to break boundaries and do something out of the ordinary.

You don’t need any cricket or sports coaching experience, just an unshakeable can-do attitude and a desire to be part of something special.

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What are the benefits?

You’ll be part of a nationwide movement, making a real difference in your community, and helping children to learn, play, have fun and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Activators receive access to:

  • Free kit
  • First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid training
  • Umpiring and scoring courses
  • Foundation Level 1 Cricket coaching courses
  • Mentorship and work experience opportunities

What is involved?

Help us to deliver our family-friendly cricket programmes: All Stars Cricket for children aged 5-8 or Dynamos Cricket for children aged 8-11. We are looking for South Asian women who can commit one hour per week and we have a variety of roles on offer. Full face-to-face training is provided with additional support along every step of your journey.

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It matters to us

We offer female-only training at times that are convenient to you. We also provide modest kits including hijabs, longer t-shirts, loose jogging bottoms and skins. You’ll also be invited to the Dream Big Facebook community of incredible and inspiring South Asian women looking to change the game. It’s a safe and inclusive space to discuss topics you care about – cricket and beyond.

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Who are we?

We’re a passionate team located in seven cities across the UK with a shared ambition to empower South Asian women to get involved, be part of something special and make a difference through cricket.

We are based in the following locations, however we welcome South Asian females across the whole of England and Wales to take part in our programme:

  • London (East and West)
  • Birmingham
  • Leicester
  • Nottingham
  • Bradford
  • Leeds
  • Manchester

We’re here to support Activators with anything and everything volunteer related.

Become a role model in your local community and sign up today.

Click here to get yourself started on the journey.

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Dream Big – beyond the programme

The ECB has set out to connect communities and to inspire current and future generations through cricket.

We are creating more opportunities for South Asian females to engage with cricket, whether playing, supporting or working in the game.

Our ambition is to inspire generations to say ‘Cricket is a game for me’, by making it more accessible, engaging children and young people, transforming women’s and girls’ cricket and supporting our communities.

How to get started

Become a Supporter

Join for free today and you'll get all these member benefits:

  • Priority access to buy England tickets

  • Extended highlights and in-play clips

  • Unique competitions

  • Breaking news from behind the scenes

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