Cricket NSW aiming to raise awareness of cerebral palsy

Cricket NSW has formed a new partnership with Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

The two-year agreement continues the growing commitment by Cricket NSW to make Australia’s favourite sport a sport for all Australians.

CNSW chairman John Warn said: “Cricket NSW is delighted to be able to partner with Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

NSW player Ryan Carters will be heavily involved. Pic: Getty

“The role of Cricket NSW in the community is to inspire Australia's future heroes and we hope that this association inspires more people to become involved in cricket be it as a player, spectator or volunteer.

“Importantly for the NSW players we see this as a special partnership for them to be able to grow and learn about the wider community and work with individuals who have a disability such as cerebral palsy.

“Cricket is Australia’s most popular national sport and can be played by a wide range of age groups and abilities.

“We want this to raise awareness about cricket for those with disabilities. It is a game for everyone.

“This is another way that Cricket NSW can give back to the community who have so generously supported us over many years.”

NSW Blues batsman Ryan Carters, who has recently returned from a charity project in Nepal, is delighted with the partnership.

“Cricket is a sport for all abilities,” Carters said.

“That’s one reason why it is very pleasing that Cricket NSW is partnering with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

“We look forward to being involved with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance community, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy and participate in cricket.”