England Success for Hit The Top graduates

The Change Foundation are extremely proud to see two participants, Jon Gayle and Tayler Young from our Hit The Top programme doing well and helping England beat Australia in Australia!

Our Hit The Top, is one of the major programmes at The Change Foundation and is seen as the flagship for all of our work. It’s a disability programme with a difference which touches and affects the lives of so many of our young people and staff alike.

The aim of Hit The Top is to have a positive long term impact on the lives of young people with a physical, visual or learning disability by giving them independence, confidence and new friendships through sport.

Both Jonathan Gale and Tayler Young (who also play for Surrey) produced outstanding performances for the England learning disability side today as they beat Australia by 149 runs. The victory means England have secured the series 4-1 with one more game to play.


Gale (pictured above) made 52 from 63 deliveries including six boundaries. Young then ripped through the Australian batting order with 4-24 as the hosts were all out for 89.

Gale commented: “I couldn’t ask for a better day. It was a great team performance and it was brilliant to bat with Chris (England’s Captain and opening bat) today .We have been opening for about the last 2 years so it is nice to trust each other. We enjoy building these partnerships and it was a great feeling.’

Speaking after the game Young said:” It was a bit difficult in the conditions but I coped with that so I’m happy I bowled well. Today was a great team performance and tomorrow is another game that we want to win to make it 5-1 in the series”.