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Breaking Boundaries in Bradford

Breaking Boundaries Bradford

Breaking Boundaries in Bradford focuses on Little Horton and Bowling and Barkerend, working in partnership with Yorkshire Cricket Foundation using cricket to bring different communities together, creating better understanding and friendships.

What is Breaking Boundaries?

Breaking Boundaries is a three-year programme funded by Spirit of 2012 in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), bringing young people, families and communities together through the power of cricket.

The project is currently being delivered in 5 cities: Manchester, Birmingham, Barking & Dagenham, Slough and here in Bradford. It is led by Sporting Equals and Youth Sport Trust in partnership with a consortium of organisations including; Street Games, Citizens UK, Cricket Trusts and Foundations, Local Authorities and Community Organisations.

Using the legacy of England’s incredible 2019 World Cup victory, Breaking Boundaries brings together different ethnicities and faiths as one cricket community, placing communities and young people at the heart of the programme.

All celebrating together as one cricket community

Breaking Boundaries places communities and young people are at the heart of the programme every year we train, develops and empowers over 100 young people a year (14-25) and their community organisations as ‘Community Champions’ through inspirational motivational speakers, creative workshops, activation funding and exciting volunteering opportunities. Community Champions are the voice of the project having a say in making a difference in their community.

Breaking Boundaries places Community Champions and organisations are at the forefront of the project, bringing together different communities and young people through regular cricket activities, matches, community festivals, street parties, social gatherings, cricket teas and much more.

How do I get involved?

If want to get involved, please email paul.evans@bradford.gov.uk.

You can also follow Breaking Boundaries on Twitter and Instagram.

Spirit of 2012 - Youth Sport Trust - Sporting Equals - England and Wales Cricket Board