Eshaki Foundation has joined forces with a local cricket club in Huddersfield, Birkby Rose Hill Cricket Club, to tackle two key challenges faced in the community. The challenges faced at the club and community align well to our core objects as a foundation.
Birkby Rose Hill Cricket Club is posed with a very unique challenge. It is located in an affluent area of Birkby surrounded by a primarily white population however it’s membership is exclusively formed of an asian ethnicity. Within the catchment area, there is also a large community of BME minorities but the two very distinct communities have little engagement.
Secondly, the club has actively promoted youth development within the club. Many of the young players are coached and build their foundations at BRHCC, but then have to leave the club due to lack of funding or opportunities. There have been examples of young players who have built their foundations at BRHCC and gone on to play within the Yorkshire Pathways Program.
In partnership with BRHCC we will be creating a youth development programme promoting a clear path for these young people to develop their sporting abilities but also their life/social skills at the same time. We will leverage the yorkshire Pathways programme and ensure that we can help develop and drive more young players through the programme.